Beef Fuels Team Beef in Boston

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Thanks to the national beef checkoff, beef was front and center during the 121st Boston Marathon on April 17. Thirty-one members of Team Beef ran on Marathon Monday to celebrate Patriots’ Day with more than 30,000 other runners from nearly 100 countries. The checkoff also participated in the John Hancock Sports and Fitness Expo leading up to the race. That …

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Beef Maintains Favorable Tenderness Ratings

Jamie Johansen

The beef checkoff-funded 2015/2016 National Beef Tenderness Survey was conducted at Texas A&M University, which has surveyed beef tenderness regularly since 1990. “Despite some challenges over the past ten years, including drought, fluctuating supply and rising input costs, the tenderness of the beef being produced in the United States has remained steady, and often improved,” according to Jeffrey Savell, Ph.D., …

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Iowa Beef Checkoff Referendum Results Certified

Lizzy Schultz

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has certified the results from the referendum held November 30th to reinstate the $.50 per head Iowa beef checkoff. Collection of the checkoff will begin March 1, 2017. The referendum passed with 56 percent of the more than 1700 voting producers favoring the reinstatement of the assessment. The Iowa beef checkoff will …

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Increased Beef Production = Lower Prices at Meat Case

Jamie Johansen

As consumers shop at the meat case this holiday season and into the new year, they’ll see lower retail prices on beef, including popular holiday cuts like the tenderloin and rib roast. November 2016 was the largest beef production month since 2010, prompting the U.S. Department of Agriculture to raise its beef production forecast for 2016 in its World Agricultural …

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Record 3,300 Free BQA Certifications Thanks to BIVI

Jamie Johansen

This fall, more than 3,300 producers from across the country became Beef Quality Assurance (BQA)-certified, the largest number in the history of free-certifications supported by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI). Through the sponsorship of the BQA certification program, BIVI provides financial support for the Beef Cattle Institute, which developed the certification module. The checkoff-funded BQA program is important to the …

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Referendum to Reinstate Iowa Beef Checkoff Held Nov. 30

Jamie Johansen

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association remind eligible beef producers of the November 30th referendum on whether the refundable $.50 per head Iowa beef checkoff should be reinstated. Any individual, firm, corporation, partnership or association that has owned or acquired cattle during year prior to the referendum (December 1, 2015 – November 30, …

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Beef. It’s What’s For Families

Lizzy Schultz

Today’s world moves fast, but nutrition shouldn’t take a backseat for busy families. Representatives from the Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB) were onsite at NAFB Trade Talk to discuss some of the beef checkoff’s latest promotions and initiatives that focus on family health and nutrition. One campaign, a 30 Day Food Waste Challenge, sends daily emails to participants with tips on …

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Engaging Millennials in Leadership Training

Lizzy Schultz

The national beef checkoff hosted an interactive leadership training with millennial students in Pennsylvania last week as part of the Millennial 2 Millennial (M2M) Advocate Program, which connects young adults in the northeastern U.S. with a passion for advocating for the beef community. The day-long training session offered four students from Pennsylvania State University and two students from Delaware Valley …

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NBQA Producer Survey Closes Friday

Lizzy Schultz

The beef checkoff-funded 2016 National Beef Quality Audit (NBQA) is asking producers from every segment of the beef industry to participate in a survey with hopes that the data will help NBQA establish a course for the beef industry moving into 2017. The survey will be anonymous and asks questions about cattle operations and producers opinions about the strengths and …

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