Kentucky beef cattle producers voted to assess themselves an additional $1 per head on cattle marketed in Kentucky in a statewide referendum held in November.
The final tally was 1,816 in favor of the state check off and 1,423 against. The assessment will take effect April 1, 2015.
In LaRue County, 45 people voted in favor of the check off while 24 people voted no. There are 213 members of LaRue County Cattleman’s Association, but anyone who is involved in the production of beef cattle was eligible to vote in their county of residence.