Dr. Gary Smith Says it Like it Is

Chuck Zimmerman

You don’t ever have to wonder how Dr. Gary Smith (Colorado State Universtiy) really feels. He’ll just plain tell you in his presentations. Yesterday he was the speaker at the Dairy Producers Education Forum lunch here at the Cattle Industry Summer Conference. This session is put on by the Cattlemen’s Beef Board. It was the biggest attendance yet for this …

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Dairy and Beef Working Together

Chuck Zimmerman

To get a dairy producers’ perspective on the collaboration between the beef and diary checkoffs here at the Cattle Industry Summer Conference I met Kimberly Clauss pictured on the right here with Joe Bavido, DMI. I want to thank Joe for introducing me to Kimberly. Kimberly is a dairy producer from California who currently serves as Vice Chairman of the …

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Beef Board Meeting Overview

Chuck Zimmerman

The executive committee of the Beef Board is already at work here in Denver. They get together to make sure everything is in order before everyone else arrives at the Cattle Industry Summer Conference. At their lunch meeting I spoke with CBB chairman, Ken Stielow (3rd from left). He provides us with an overview of the conference from the Checkoff …

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Dairy and Beef Meetings in Denver

Chuck Zimmerman

This week I’m attending the Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Denver, CO. One of my jobs is posting onto the Cattlemen’s Beef Board website called Beef Board Meeting.com. I should have some stories and interviews for you as the week unfolds. Besides the NCBA and CBB meeting here we’ve also got the National Dairy Council meeting at the same time/place …

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Getting Ready for Father's Day

News Editor

It’s one of the great partnerships in culinary history — savory grilled hamburgers or steaks and delicious Wisconsin cheese. For dairy producers, — who are, of course, also beef producers — two exciting new summertime promotions funded by the beef checkoff and the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc. (WMMB) will encourage consumers to pair these food favorites. Father’s Day Favorites …

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Latest Beef Council News

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The latest news for the National Beef checkoff is here! The Council has several exciting new promotions and two new Web sites. New Categories Announced for 27th Annual National Beef Cook-Off® Entries are now being accepted for the 27th National Beef Cook-Off®, funded by the Beef checkoff. The event, on tap for Sept. 11-13, 2007, in Chicago, is America’s premier …

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Dairy Producer Approve Beef Checkoff

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According to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board, 68-percent of dairy producers recently surveyed by an independent company approve of the $1-per-head beef checkoff program they contribute to as beef producers. Beef can be a valuable second income opportunity for dairy producers, it’s great to hear so many support the efforts of the checkoff program! This level is similar …

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Getting a Florida Dairyman's Perspective

Chuck Zimmerman

Woody Larson is a Florida dairyman who is attending the Cattle Industry Convention and he serves on the Beef Board. I’ve known Woody for quite some time and was very happy to see him here in Nashville. I interviewed Woody in between the Dairy Producer Forum lunch yesterday and the Beef Checkoff update session. Woody explains how he feels about …

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What's the Definition of "Raised Naturally"

Chuck Zimmerman

The Beef Checkoff Dairy Producer Forum is underway here at the Cattle Industry Convention. This is an annual opportunity for beef and dairy producers to get together and learn about how the Beef Checkoff is providing value to the dairy industry. Attendees heard comments from both Mike John, NCBA President, and Jay O’Brien, CBB Chairman. The featured speaker this year …

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