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Texas Beef Producers Vote to Establish Checkoff
USAgNet - 07/07/2014

Texas cattle producers will soon pay out of their own pocket for a new program to benefit consumers and the overall beef industry. In June, about 67 percent of cattle producers from across the state voted to create the Texas Beef Checkoff program.

With one of the largest beef industries in the world, Texas producers are always looking for ways to improve. The program aims to do just that by funding nutritional research, beef marketing and beef education. The program will be funded entirely by producers who will pay one dollar to the program for every head of cattle they sell.

Recent rain is also helping that happen sooner than later. Area farmers say because of recent rainfall, there is enough fresh grass for cows to feed on, which will allow them to breed more calves.

The beef checkoff program starts this October.

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