Checkoff Information

For information on checkoff compliance and collection please visit the Cattlemen's Beef Board Compliance With The National Beef Promotion Act and Order or contact the NYBIC at 315.339.6922 and ask for Jean or email 

Click here to download the Understanding Your Beef Checkoff brochure for a concise summary of the Checkoff history, structure and how your checkoff dollars are invested.

Checkoff Remittance Forms

Monthly Report Click to download/print this form for use by auction markets, order buyers and feedlots to remit checkoff dollars.

Private Treaty Click to download/print this form for use by individuals to remit checkoff dollars for private treaty sales and direct marketing sales.

Forms and payment should be remitted to:
New York Beef Council
C/O NBT Bank
1148 Erie Blvd.
West, Rome, NY 13440

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. Who pays the checkoff dollar? A. All beef, dairy and veal producers. Any producer selling cattle must pay the dollar. 

Q. Isn't the dollar collected only when cattle are sold for slaughter?
A. No. The $1.00-per-head checkoff is due each time an animal is sold, regardless of its age or purpose. This means feeder cattle and stockers, as well as fed cattle, are subject to the checkoff. Breeding stock and dairy cows sold into other herds, whether privately or at auction, are also subject to the checkoff. The dollar is also due on all animals that are sold directly to the consumer either for freezer trade or at farmers markets. An animal will probably be checked-off more than once during its lifetime.

Q. Is anyone exempt from paying the checkoff?
A. No. As of October 1, 1996, as stated in the Beef Promotion and Research Act and Order, anyone selling cattle and calves is required by federal law to remit the dollar checkoff. Special allowances are made for buyers who resell cattle no more than 10 days after purchasing them. In these cases, a "Certification of Non-Producer Status" form must be filed for each transaction.

Q. How do I remit checkoff dollars, and when is payment due?
A. Contact the New York Beef Council at 315.339.6922 or email for remittance forms or download the forms from this site. Remittance forms and payments are due by the 15th day of the month following the transaction.


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