The New York Beef Industry Council (NYBIC) is a non-profit organization working for the cattle producers of New York State. It was created in 1986 by representatives of the beef industry in New York.
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 producers.
The NYBIC seeks to accomplish these goals through a variety of programs funded by the Beef Checkoff. Programs include Retail and Foodservice Promotions, Consumer Promotions, Nutrition Education and Beef Quality Assurance.
As a Qualified State Beef Council under the Beef Promotion and Research Order (7CFR,Part 1260), the NYBIC is responsible for collecting the nationally legislated $1 per head checkoff on all cattle, regardless of age or size, marketed in New York State and for distributing those funds in accordance with provisions of the Order. 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 or elected by the Board.
NYBIC is a Qualified State Beef Council and a member of the Federation of State Beef Councils division of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.