Inside the BARN with Hugh Sanburg, Cattlemen’s Beef Board Secretary-Treasurer

Producer Attitude Survey and More…

BRIGGSDALE, CO – March 19, 2019 – According to a recent Producer Attitude Survey conducted by the Beef Checkoff…80% of beef producers nationwide say the Beef Checkoff Program helps drive demand for beef, that was just ONE of the major findings by a third party and independent research firm – to help gauge beef producers’ awareness, overall sentiment and their concerns about the Beef Checkoff Program. For more about the survey and more about the Beef Checkoff Program my guest on the Colorado Ag News Network and FarmCast Radio is Hugh Sanburg, Secretary/Treasurer of the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion Board


Learn more about HUGH SANBURG

Hugh Sanburg was raised on the family’s cattle ranch in western Colorado and graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a bachelor of science degree in mining engineering in 1983. He then moved back to the home ranch and has worked both in cattle ranching and the mining industry for 15 years. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Colorado. For the last 10 years, Hugh also has volunteered with the Delta County Sheriff’s Office as the lead ordinance technician. He is a managing partner, with his brother, of their cow-calf operation, which has always been primarily a Horned Hereford herd. In 1986, Hugh started a Registered Hereford operation to compliment the commercial herd. Cattle are summered on private and federal land at elevations up to 9,500 feet. Hugh has been actively engaged in the Colorado Farm Bureau since November 1988. He also served on the Delta County Farm and Livestock Bureau Board of Directors from 1988 to 2014 and was president of the Board from 1994 to 2010. In December 2010, Hugh was elected to the Colorado Farm Bureau and Colorado Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company boards of directors and has chaired the Audit Committee for both organizations since the fall of 2013. Hugh is a member of the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association and served as chairman of the Gunnison Basin Roundtable.

The Beef Checkoff Program was established as part of the 1985 Farm Bill. The checkoff assesses $1 per head on the sale of live domestic and imported cattle, in addition to a comparable assessment on imported beef and beef products. States may retain up to 50 cents on the dollar and forward the other 50 cents per head to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board, which administers the national checkoff program, subject to USDA approval. Learn more about the Cattlemen’s Beef Board and YOUR Beef Checkoff online @

By Tucker Allmer - The BARN

Tucker Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.

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