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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New Beef Board Members

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Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Chuck Conner today announced 35 appointments and one interim appointment to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board. All appointees will serve 3-year terms beginning Feb.3, 2007. The interim appointee will serve a 2-year term. Appointed members representing cattle producers by state and unit are: Judy E. Prosser, Ariz.; I. Jack Cowley and Richard L. Nock, …

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A Report From Beef Board COO Monte Reese

Chuck Zimmerman

Monte ReeseThe last item on the agenda here at the Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Reno is the board meeting which is going on now. It’s a combined meeting of the Beef Board and NCBA. I thought you might be interested to hear a great report given this morning by Beef Board Chief Operating Officer Monte Reese was on the program at this morning’s board meeting to give a report on the activities of the Checkoff.

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President of the NCBA

Chuck Zimmerman

Mike JohnI don’t know how many dairy producers are members of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association but I thought you might be interested to hear from the President. He’s Mike John, from Missouri (left). Mike took over the reigns in January at the annual convention. Here at the Summer Conference he said he was happy to hear about how beef demand has been good recently but knows that there’s a lot of work to do to continue to grow demand for his product.

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