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Learn more about the Beef Checkoff, how MBIC is investing your Checkoff dollars, programming and resources available to farmers and ranchers in  Missouri. 

Private Treaty Remittance Form 

Monthly Remittance Form 

Monthly Remittance

Collections and Compliance 

By law, all producers selling cattle or calves, for any reason and regardless of age or sex, are required to pay $1 per head to support beef/veal promotion, research and information. The buyer, generally, is responsible for collecting $1 per head from the seller, but both are responsible for seeing that the dollar is collected and paid. 

  • Whoever makes payment to the seller is considered a "Collection Point" or person and must withhold $1-per-head, remitting those funds to the Qualified State Beef Council (QSBC) where they live. Collection points could include auction markets, feedyards, dealers/order buyers, other producers, auctioneers, clerking services, banks, packers and other entities. 
  • The buyer is generally responsible for collecting $1 per head from the seller. By law, both buyer and seller are equally liable to see that $1-per-head has been collected and paid. 
  • Also under the Act and the Order, the State Beef Council is legally responsible for collecting monthly assessments as well as a two percent late charge on checkoff remittances if they are not received in our office postmarked by the 15th of the month following the month of sale. 
  • No producer is exempt from the checkoff. Buyers who resell cattle no more than 10 days from the date of purchase may file a non-producer status form and avoid paying an additional dollar. They are, however, responsible for remitting collected funds and reporting any transaction to the QSBC. 
  • Remember: A dollar or a document! All selling/purchase transactions must be reported. In each case, either $1-per-head or non-producer status form document must be collected by the buyer from the seller to show the dollar has been collected and paid within the past 10 days. 
  • If it's more convenient, the seller of cattle may collect and remit funds collected. For instance, purebred breeders selling to many different buyers may wish to remit the checkoff themselves; persons exporting cattle should also pay when the cattle change hands. Buyers should keep receipts showing the checkoff has been paid. 
  • Persons in non-compliance with the Act and Order are subject to a civil penalty of up to $7,500 per transaction, plus unremitted checkoff dollars and interest. 
  • Research shows the checkoff returns more than $11 to the industry for every dollar invested.    

Pre - Payment  

This is a voluntary program allowing any producer who is retaining ownership and shipping cattle of his own production out of state for feeding, finishing, backgrounding, or grazing to elect to prepay the checkoff assessment to the state beef council in his state of residence. 

To request a pre-payment form, contact: 

Missouri Beef Council c/o Missouri Dept. of Agriculture  

P.O. Box 630 Jefferson City, MO 65102-9911  573-751-5633 

or Missouri Beef Industry Council 2306 Bluff Creek Drive #200  Columbia, MO 65201 573-817-0899


Are you holding an event with your local cattlemen's group, at a county fair or a health and wellness event? The Missouri Beef Industry Council can provide you with recipe cards and brochures and other items both consumers and fellow producers will be sure to enjoy.  Email Monica Thornburg at [email protected]


Beef Promotion Grants 


Promotion Grant Categories: 

  • Special Event Advertising 
  • Retail Promotions 
  • Billboards/Trailer Wraps/Permanent Signs 

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Beef Education Grants 


Education Grant Categories: 

  • Education Events 
  • Educational Dinners Featuring Beef

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Understanding the Checkoff 

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How to Pay the Beef Checkoff 

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Missouri Checkoff News and Information 

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Annual Reports 

BQA - Cattle in Field

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Cattlemen's beef board 


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masters of beef advocacy 

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beef quality assurance 

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