Beef Board Web Log Provides Transparency

Beef CheckoffHolts Summit, MO – January 29, 2007 (AgNewsWire) When the Cattlemen’s Beef Board annual meeting is held at the Cattle Industry Convention in Nashville Jan. 31-Feb. 3, even producers who are unable to attend will be able to participate through the Beef Board Meeting web log (

Cattlemen’s Beef Board Chairman Jay O’Brien of Amarillo, Texas says the site was started last year in an effort to provide complete transparency for producers who pay into the $1 per head national Beef Checkoff.

“We’re trying to get information out to the producers to let them know exactly what’s going on at the convention and even allow them to have input back in to the committees, so that all of the people who pay the checkoff will be part of the process.”

The web log will feature postings throughout the convention following the various committee meetings to inform producers about discussions that are taking place and decisions that are made on how their beef checkoff dollars will be spent.

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