Programs and Services
Cattle Marketing Deductions Fund
Last Updated: September, 2010
The Cattle Marketing Deductions Fund is a mandatory check-off of $2 per animal marketed in Saskatchewan. The fund supports various promotional and research activities that benefit the cattle industry in the province.
The Cattle Marketing Deductions Fund was established in 1970 under The Cattle Marketing Deductions Act at the request of the industry. Over time, the fund was increased from the initial check-off of $1 per animal to the current $2 per animal marketed. The $2 check-off includes a national check-off of $1 and a provincial check-off of $1.
On average, the Cattle Marketing Deductions Fund collects $1.65 million for the provincial check-off. If producers wish, they may request a refund of the provincial check-off paid by contacting the Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association. The $1 collected for the National Check-off is not refundable. The fund is distributed on recommendations of the Cattle Marketing Deductions Act Advisory Committee.
Over the past 10 years, the fund has provided more than $10 million towards promotion of Saskatchewan beef and beef products, as well as research supporting the genetic and nutritional management of livestock.
For check-off collection and refunds:
For grant applications and to contact the Advisory Committee: