Oklahoma Beef Industry Council


The Oklahoma Beef Council (OBC) is a non-profit organization working for the farming and ranching families of Oklahoma. It was created in 1975 by representatives of the beef industry in Oklahoma. The mission of the Oklahoma Beef Council is to enhance beef demand by strengthening consumer trust and exceed consumer exceptions. The OBC seeks to accomplish this mission through a variety of programs funded by the Beef Checkoff in the areas of promotion, consumer information, research and education. In addition, the OBC invests in national and international programs focused on driving beef demand in the US and around the world. As a Qualified State Beef Council under the Beef Promotion and Research Order (7CFR,Part 1260), the OBC is responsible for collecting the nationally legislated $1 per head checkoff on all cattle, regardless of age or size, marketed in Oklahoma and for distributing those funds in accordance with provisions of the Order.

The Oklahoma Beef Council is the marketing and education arm of the Oklahoma cattle community. For recipes, cooking tips, nutrition and beef production information, visit its site at OklaBeef.org.