Value of Check-Off

The Canadian Beef Cattle Check-Off is a mandatory levy collected from beef cattle producers when they market their cattle, and also includes an equivalent levy on imported beef and beef cattle. The check-off generates approximately $7.5 million (5-year average) for research and marketing activities, plus over $900,000 per year on imports for generic beef programing. Both levies aim to deliver value for the entire beef industry.

Benefit-Cost Ratio Studies

The Agency is committed to regular and ongoing evaluation of the benefits of the check-off for the Canadian beef industry. Studies have shown that the check-off delivers tremendous value for the investments that are made by producer check-off dollars and the import levy. The studies and factsheets below provide a deeper look into the benefit-cost ratio of the Canadian Beef Cattle Check-Off and import levies.

2018: Evaluating the Economic Benefits from the Canadian Beef Cattle Check-Off

Full Report

Fact Sheet (English)

Fact Sheet (French)

2016: Evaluating the Economic Benefits from the Canadian Beef Cattle Check-Off

Full Report

Q & A

Fact Sheet

2010: Evaluating the Economic Benefits from the Canadian Beef Cattle Check-Off

Full Report

Q & A

Fact Sheet

Supplementary Report

Supplementary Fact Sheet