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redirection of checkoff assessment guidelines

The Beef Promotion and Research Act and Order requires the collection of a mandatory $1-per-head beef checkoff assessment every time cattle are sold.  In Colorado, this assessment is collected by the Colorado Beef Council Authority (CBC) – the Qualified State Beef Council for the state.  
According to Federal law, CBC retains up to 50 cents per head of the mandatory assessment for in-state/local research and promotion programs and forwards the remaining 50 cents to the Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB) for national beef checkoff programs. In Colorado, producers are allowed to request a “redirect” of the assessments retained for state programs to CBB for national programs. 

All redirect requests must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Form #OMB 0581-0294 “Producer Redirection of Checkoff Assessment Form” must be completed, signed, and accompany each redirect request
  • Form #OMB 581-0294 “Producer Redirection of Checkoff Assessment Form” must be postmarked by the 15th of the month following the month the cattle were sold, and mailed to the address below 
  • Requests submitted after the 15th of the month following the month in which the cattle were sold will not be eligible for redirection    
  • Proof of sale must be attached to each request for redirection.  Permissible documents include a sale barn receipt for cattle sold, a processor receipt, and/or a brand inspection certificate.  The receipt must show that the checkoff assessment was collected   
send colorado redirect requests to:

Colorado beef council authority
Attn: collections & compliance
9781 S Meridian blvd, suite 250
englewood, co 80112

questions: 303-867-2301

           Redirect Form