The assessment is used for promotion, marketing, research and educational efforts regarding beef and beef products in Texas, the U.S. and/or internationally. The Beef Promotion and Research Council of Texas decides how the funds are expended.
Non-producers are exempt from paying the assessment. A person is a non-producer if: (A) the person’s only share in the proceeds of a sale of cattle or beef is a sales commission, handling fee, or other service fee; or (B) the person: (i) acquired ownership of cattle to facilitate the transfer of ownership of such cattle from the seller to a third party; (ii) resold such cattle no later than ten days from the date on which the person acquired ownership; and (iii) certified, as required by procedures prescribed by the Beef Promotion and Research Council of Texas that the requirements of this provision have been satisfied.
The collection of the assessment began October 1, 2014.