June 30 is Deadline to Vote on Continuation of Georgia Beef Commission Check-Off

Dan Beef, Cattle, Economy, Georgia

Georgia Beef Commission Check-Off

Beef producers across Georgia are being reminded that June 30, 2023 is the final day to get your votes in for the continuation of the Georgia Beef Commission Check-Off.

The Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commission for Beef was established in 2013 by the Georgia Legislature, and then Georgia beef producers first voted in 2014 to approve a marketing order. It established a $1 per head assessment on all cattle sold in Georgia for beef with a value over $100, and it is required that the market order be voted on every three years for continuation.

Funds from the assessments are used to fund research, education, and promotion projects for the Georgia cattle producers. The marketing order includes beef and dairy breeds sold for use of beef. In the nine years since the assessment began, over three million dollars has been committed to research projects with the University of Georgia and in-state education and promotions which impact producers in Georgia.


Producers should have received a ballot in the mail, but if you didn’t, call 404 656 3680 or go to to request a ballot. For the ballot to be considered valid, the back of the return envelope must be filled out, signed and postmarked by June 30.