Florida Beef Council Pleased with Summer Campaigns

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The final figures are in from a couple of Beef Checkoff campaigns that took place in Florida this summer. DeAnne Maples, director of education & promotion for the Florida Beef Council (FBC), says they were very pleased with the numbers. For more information about these and other Beef Checkoff promotions in the state, contact the FBC office in Kissimmee.

Georgia Beef Board Ready for Burger Week

Clint Thompson Beef, Georgia

The Beef Checkoff program in Georgia is ready for Atlanta Burger Week, which starts Sept. 21. Georgia Beef Board (GBB) Executive Vice President, Dale Sandlin, says restaurants will be offering a takeout option this year. For more information about Burger Week, contact the GBB office in Macon.

Update Your BQA Certification

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Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) is a national program that raises consumer confidence by offering proper management techniques and a commitment to quality within every segment of the beef industry. A study from Colorado State University measured the monetary value of having BQA certification on beef operations. Research was conducted to determine how a BQA Certification listing affected the sale price …

July Beef and Pork Exports Rebound, But Still Below Last Year

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The latest data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows July exports of U.S. beef rebounded from recent lows but remained below 2019 levels. Here is U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Economist, Erin Borror. U.S. pork exports, which are on a record pace in 2020, were also down year-over-year in July but increased compared to June. Borro says it …

Beef Checkoff Contractors, Subcontractors Share Successes

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During the Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting held in July, cattle producers from across the country were on hand to discuss current issues. They heard about the new 2021-2025 Beef Industry Long Range Plan and reviewed how the Beef Checkoff program has adjusted messaging and programs over the past several months. During the meeting, Beef Checkoff committee members from the …


Update on Florida Beef at the Race Track Campaign

Clint Thompson Beef, Florida

We told you a couple of weeks ago that a 6-week campaign for the Beef Checkoff in Florida partnering with the Daytona International Speedway had begun. Director of Education & Promotion for the Florida Beef Council (FBC), DeAnne Maples, has an update on the campaign, which recently included a well-known driver whose family grows watermelons and raises beef in Florida.

Georgia Beef Board Pleased with Southeast Promotion

Clint Thompson Beef, Cattle, Georgia

We told you back in June that the Georgia Beef Board (GBB) had joined other Southeastern states in a regional summer beef promotion. GBB Executive Vice President Dale Sandlin says this Beef Checkoff promotion through YouTube went phenomenally well. For more information about this and other Beef Checkoff promotions in Georgia, contact the GBB office in Macon.


NCBA President Pleased with Summer Business Meeting

Clint Thompson Beef, Cattle

During the Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting held last month in Denver, various topics were discussed including trade, live cattle markets and more. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Marty Smith told Southeast AgNet it was a great meeting. During that meeting the Beef Industry Long Range Plan task force introduced a new five-year plan for 2021-2025. Updated every five …

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Alabama State Beef Checkoff to Fund Research Projects

Clint Thompson Alabama, Beef, Cattle

Cattle producers who serve on the Alabama Beef Checkoff Marketing Plan Task Force helped set a course for how dollars from the State Checkoff are being spent this year. According to Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) Executive Director, Erin Beasley, some of those dollars have been earmarked for research efforts. For more information about the State Beef Checkoff program in Alabama, …

More Ways to Bring Beef to Consumers

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Rod Bain has a report explaining how the beef industry continues to expand and promote its product to consumers, whether it’s via new cuts or new technology.