Canada: Beef checkoff going up April 1
To achieve the objectives of the National Beef Strategy, the Canadian Beef Cattle Check-Off will increase from $1 to $2.50 per head on April 1, 2018. This increase will ensure support of the industry’s long-term vision of a dynamic and profitable Canadian industry with sustainable beef demand, competitiveness, productivity and connectivity.
This increase was supported by Alberta’s beef producers in every zone at the Alberta Beef Producers 2015 Fall Meetings. The increase to the national check-off, along with the $2 provincial check-off, will bring your total check-off per head to $4.50.
The Canadian Beef Cattle Check-Off delivers measurable value to Canadian beef producers, bringing $14 in benefits for every $1 producers invest through research, market development and promotion initiatives across the country. ■