The Montana Beef Council (Council) and the Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) have jointly decided to change how beef checkoff dollars are collected in the state. Starting on January 1, local and state brand inspectors will no longer be collecting the money. Instead, they will provide the change of ownership paperwork to the producer. It will then be that producer’s responsibility by law to remit payment to the Council. Local auction markets will collect/remit payment on behalf of the producer.
Northern Ag Network spoke with both the Council and MDOL after the vote.
Charlene RichMontana Beef Council Executive Director
Christian MackayMontana Department of Livestock Executive Officer
Both the Council and the MDOL are committed to getting all information about this change to producers in a timely fashion so that everyone is well aware of what is expected of them come January 1.
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Russell Nemetz & Haylie Shipp