Florida Beef Council

Florida Beef Council Leadership Participates in Checkoff Orientation

Dan Beef, Florida

After a year of adaptation and uncertainty, State Beef Councils (SBCs) once again had the opportunity to come together in person to share ideas and learn about their role in the Beef Checkoff. Dr. Lujean Waters. director on the Florida Beef Council board, joined DeAnne Maples, Florida Beef Council (FBC) Director of Beef Marketing and Promotion, and 18 other states …

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GBB Celebrating Beef Month in Georgia

Clint Thompson Beef, Georgia

It’s a special time of the year for the Georgia Beef Board (GBB). May is Beef Month in Georgia, and the GBB is celebrating all things beef, says GBB Director of Public Relations Taylor Evans. For more information about May Beef Month or to contact the GBB office in Macon, call 478-474-1815 or go to their website, georgiabeef.org.

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Record-Breaking Performance for U.S. Beef and Pork Exports in March

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Pork

U.S. red meat exports ended the first quarter on a very high note, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Both beef and pork exports in March posted the highest monthly value on record. Beef exports in March, at 124,808 metric tons (mt), was up 8% from a …

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U.S. Beef Poised for Summer Rebound in Europe

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports

U.S. beef gained greater access to the European Union at the beginning of 2020 through a country-specific quota aimed at allowing more U.S. product to enter the EU at zero duty. But with most U.S. beef cuts traditionally consumed in Europe’s foodservice and hospitality sectors, the U.S. industry struggled to fully capitalize on the revised quota due to widespread restrictions …

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ACA Board of Directors to Meet Next Week

Dan Alabama, Beef, Cattle

The spring quarterly meeting of the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) board of directors will be held next week in Montgomery. ACA Executive Vice President, Erin Beasley, says they will be welcoming Alabama State Attorney General Steve Marshall to that meeting. For more information about the ACA Spring Board meeting on May 13th, contact their office in Montgomery.

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Livestock Insurance Policy Updates

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Equine, Livestock, Pork, Poultry, Sheep-Goats, USDA-RMA

Last week, the USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced updates to the Livestock Gross Margin (LGM) and Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP) policies. RMA Acting Administrator Richard Flournoy first runs through the updates scheduled to take effect next year for the LGM program. And Flournoy describes the updates to RMA’s Dairy Revenue Protection program. RMA is updating the livestock insurance policies to improve options …

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70th UF/IFAS Florida Beef Cattle Short Course Starts Tuesday

Dan Beef, Cattle, Education

The 70th Annual University of Florida/IFAS Beef Cattle Short Course kicks of Tuesday, May 4. This year’s event will be a scaled down virtual event that runs three evenings from 6:00 8:00 pm Eastern via Zoom. The program this year will focus on efficiency and its importance to the beef industry, and each night will consist of two speakers. Dr. Todd …

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University of Florida Students Learn about Preparing Beef

Dan Beef, Education, Florida

During a special class, some University of Florida students recently had a chance to learn more about beef cuts and dishes. Florida Beef Council (FBC) Director of Education & Promotion, DeAnne Maples, says they also had a chance to grill a steak. For more information about Beef Checkoff activities in the state, contact the FBC office in Kissimmee or go to their …

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Alabama Youth Attend Beef Cook-off Event

Dan Alabama, Beef, Cattle

A fun cook-off event took place this past Saturday, as the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) hosted the Junior and Senior High School Beef Cook-off. ACA Director of Education and Outreach, Ali Cantrell, says the event also included some educational programs. To learn more about Beef Checkoff funded events in Alabama, contact the ACA office in Montgomery or go to their website, bamabeef.org.

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Discussing Ideas for Possible Beef Checkoff Promotions in Georgia

Dan Beef, Cattle, Georgia

When it comes to beef promotions, the Georgia Beef Board (GBB) does various things each year to get information out to consumers in the state. And some of those ideas comes from information they receive via other states across the nation. GBB Director of Public Relations, Taylor Evans, is attending meetings this week in Denver that she calls a great brain-storming …