OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Beef Council members were told Thursday the organization collected a significant amount of checkoff fees during the final quarter of 2017.
They were told the amount of $1.3 million, for sales between Sept. 1 and Nov. 30, was about 31 percent higher than what had been collected during the same period a year earlier, although staff members also told the council an explanation for what might have caused the increase wasn't yet clear.
“We are not sure why,” said Bob LeValley, the compliance director for the council. “There are more cattle in the country, but not that many."
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