The New York Beef Industry Council is a non-profit organization working for the cattle producers of New York State.
The mission of the New York Beef Industry Council is to:
• Increase consumer demand for beef nationally and in New York.
• Generate positive attitudes about the beef industry and its products and practices.
• Improve profit opportunities for New York beef producer
The NYBIC seeks to accomplish these goals through a variety of programs including Retail and Foodservice Promotions, Consumer Promotions, Nutrition Education and Beef Quality Assurance Programs.
The programs are funded by the Beef Checkoff Program, where $1.00 per head is collected on all New York cattle when they are sold. Congress established the national Beef Checkoff Program with the passage of the 1985 Farm Bill. The Beef Checkoff Program is overseen by the Cattlemen’s Beef Board.
Fifty cents of each checkoff dollar is sent directly to the Cattlemen’s Beef Board; the remaining money is allocated for state beef promotion efforts by the NYBIC board. The Board is comprised of representatives who are appointed by agricultural organizations within the state.
NYBIC is a Qualified State Beef Council and a member of the Federation of State Beef Councils.
to contact the New York Beef Industry Council and NYBIC Staff
to contact the New York Beef Industry Council Board of Directors