ABOUT THE COUNCIL

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ABOUT THE COUNCIL

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HISTORY

The California Cattle Council was established by a vote of the state’s beef producers to determine if $1.00 should be assessed on the sale of live cattle to fund the California Cattle Council in order to provide more resources to defend and promote cattle production in the state. Senate Bill 965 was enacted in to law on January 1, 2019, creating the opportunity for cattle producers to vote on the formation of the council through a referendum conducted by the California Department of Food and Agriculture. On April 5, 2019 following a favorable implementation referendum among California cattle producers, the Council became fully operative.

With one full year of operation now in the books, the California Cattle board, comprised of cattle producers, has set the strategic plan for the organization and already successfully funded multiple projects.

CALIFORNIA CATTLE COUNCIL LAW

DIVISION 22, CHAPTER 2.5 OF THE CALIFORNIA FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL CODE 

In January 1, 2019, Senate Bill 965 was enacted into law creating the California Cattle Council. This program became fully operative on April 5, 2019 following a favorable implementation referendum among California cattle producers.

READ THE CALIFORNIA CATTLE COUNCIL LAW
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LEADERSHIP

The California Cattle Council Board is made up of eleven members and eleven alternates, with each group consisting of three range cattle producers, three cattle feeders, three dairy producers, one processor, and one public member (open).

In addition to the producer representatives that serve the Council, Justin Oldfield serves as the California Cattle Council’s executive director.

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