11/4/2016 12:00:00 AM
Deadline Approaching for 2016 National Beef Quality Audit Producer Survey
Contact: Melissa Jackson, 308-697-3486; firstname.lastname@example.org
Beef producers all across the country, from every segment of the industry, are being encouraged to participate in a survey that will help establish a benchmark and course for the beef industry for 2017 and beyond. The Producer Survey of the checkoff-funded 2016 National Beef Quality Audit (NBQA) will collect producer information and opinions, which will be added to the audit’s traditional production research to form an in-depth look at where the industry stands and what its successes and shortcomings are.
The survey will be completely anonymous and include both information about the industry’s cattle operations and the opinions of the people who run them about the strengths and weaknesses of the industry. Input from every segment of the industry – cow-calf, stocker, feeder, dairy and others – will be valued and become part of the detailed picture of the U.S. cattle industry. The survey can be accessed at the Beef Quality Assurance website at http://www.bqa.org/nbqa-producer-survey. The deadline to complete the survey is November 18.
Upon completing the survey, participants can choose to leave their contact information to be entered for a chance at winning a YETI® Tundra 75 Marine Cooler. For more information, contact Jesse Fulton at email@example.com, or 303/850-3461. Final results of the 2016 NBQA will be released in July 2017.
For more information about your beef checkoff investment, visit MyBeefCheckoff.com.
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. States may retain up to 50 cents on the dollar and forward the other 50 cents per head to the Cattlemen's Beef Promotion and Research Board, which administers the national checkoff program, subject to USDA approval.