Hello, Wisconsin beef and dairy producers!

We're glad you're here, and hope you take some time to explore the rest of the website to see all the great ways we're reaching and educating consumers about the benefits of beef with your beef checkoff dollars. We're proud to work for you and hope this website helps your own conversations at church, home, and the supermarket.

Below you'll find several resources that may be helpful to you.

Masters of Beef Advocacy

The beef industry has a great story to tell. We work hard every day to be good stewards of the land and our animals in providing safe and nutritious beef for America’s dinner tables. We need to be passionate and vocal in telling our story.

That’s what the Masters of Beef Advocacy (MBA) program is about…equipping beef producers across the country to tell their story in presentations to schools and church/civic groups, through local media and in the “virtual” world of the Internet.

Earn Your MBA

Quality is Everyone’s Responsibility

A large part of the beef industry’s job involves making sure that beef is safe and wholesome for consumers. As a producer, you can help maintain the standard by becoming Beef Quality Assurance certified.

Beef Quality Assurance is a national program that raises consumer confidence through offering proper management techniques and a commitment to quality within every segment of the beef industry.

Get BQA Certified

Dairy Beef Quality Assurance

Dairy Beef Quality Assurance plays a critical role in production of high quality milk. DBQA is a program that can help dairy producers manage their operations in way that will insure quality milk as well as produce beef that will meet consumer expectations.

Get DBQA Certified

Compliance Forms

By law, all producers selling cattle or calves, for any reason and regardless of age or sex, must pay $1-per-head to support beef/veal promotion, research and information through the Beef Promotion and Research Act.  Learn More

Please remit checkoff compliance payments to: 

Wisconsin Beef Council
Remittance Address
P.O. Box 388
Monticello, WI 53570-0388

Questions... Contact Ardel Quam, WBC Compliance Manager

Monthly Checkoff Remittance

Should be submitted monthly if you buy or sell cattle every month.

Monthly Checkoff Remittance Form
Instructions On How To Fill Out Form

Private Treaty Sales

Should be used anytime you sell or buy cattle in a private treaty transaction. Use this form if you sell or buy cattle on an irregular basis.

Private Treaty Sales Form

Non-Producer Status Forms

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 Beef Council.

Non-Producer Status Form
Instructions On How To Fill Out Form

What is the Beef Checkoff?

The Beef Checkoff Program was established as part of the 1985 Farm Bill. The checkoff assesses $1 per head on the sale of live domestic and imported cattle, in addition to a comparable assessment on imported beef and beef products. The checkoff assessment became mandatory when the program was approved by 79 percent of producers in a 1988 national referendum vote.

Learn More About the Beef Checkoff and Cattlmen's Beef Board


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