As stated in the Beef Promotion and Research Order, the $1-per-head beef checkoff is due by the 15th of the month following the month when the cattle were sold. For example, payment for cattle sold in April would be due by May 15th. If you have questions about remitting your checkoff, click the link below or call 308-236-7551.
Use this form to report your private treaty sales online. Once submitted, your payment must be mailed to the Nebraska Beef Council by the 15th of the month following your cattle sale. You may also print a private treaty form if you would rather remit via mail.
Use this form to report monthly cattle sales online. This form is primarily for feedyards, sale barns and processors who remit payments each month. Contact the NBC office to request login access. You may also print a monthly remittance form if you would rather remit via mail.
Producers may use this form to request that the State Beef Council send the full $1-per-head beef checkoff assessment from their individual cattle sales to the Cattlemen's Beef Board and that the State Beef Council not retain any portion of the individual’s assessment for its direct programming efforts.
WHERE DO I MAIL MY PAYMENT?
Nebraska Beef Council
PO Box 2108
Kearney, NE 68848
WHEN IS MY PAYMENT DUE?
Checkoff payments must be postmarked by the 15th of the month following the month the cattle were sold and mailed to the Nebraska Beef Council.
WHAT CAN OUR CHECKOFF DO?
The Beef Checkoff Program was designed to stimulate others to sell more beef and stimulate consumers to buy more beef. This is accomplished through a combination of initiatives including consumer advertising, research, public relations, education and new product development.
WHAT CAN'T OUR CHECKOFF DO?
The beef checkoff doesn't own cattle, packing plants or retail outlets. It can't control prices or single-handedly turn around a bad market. By law, checkoff funds cannot be used to influence government policy or action, including lobbying.
WHAT IS A COLLECTION POINT?
Whoever makes payment to the seller is a collection point or collection person (this could be the actual buyer or the buyer's agent). That entity or person must withhold $1 per head and remit those funds to the Nebraska Beef Council. Examples of collection points are: Auction Markets, Feedyards, Packers, Dealers, Order Buyers, Other producers, Auctioneers, Sale Managers, Clerking services, Banks, and other entities that buy or sell cattle.
HOW DO I KNOW THAT EVERYONE IS CONTRIBUTING?
The Nebraska Beef Council is charged by law to monitor all cattle transactions and assure uniform payment of the checkoff assessment. NBC is also required to turn over to the Beef Board the names of any producers or collecting points that refuse to pay the checkoff for action that can include a restraining order and a civil penalty of up to $7,500 per transaction.
WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION ON THE BEEF CHECKOFF?
Contact the Nebraska Beef Council at 308-236-7551 or email us. You can also find information about national programs implemented by the Beef Checkoff at www.drivingdemandforbeef.com.