Finally, it’s warming up enough to pull out the grill—good thing May is Beef Month! Cattle farmers and ranchers are taking to Twitter to share stories from the farm and help educate others about the power of protein.
We love seeing kids visiting the farm! Sharing the story about cattle and beef production is easy to incorporate into a variety of activities. The American Farm Bureau Foundation has several kids games, worksheets and school lesson plans about beef.
Good job Missouri Cattlemen’s and Adams Land and Cattle in helping educate the next generation about beef and agriculture production!
What other community outreach activities are you involved in this month? Tag @DroversCTN in your post!
Many state beef councils also offer resources to help teach kids about beef production. The Iowa Beef Industry Council and Iowa Ag Literacy Foundation offers several options.
We had the opportunity to visit the Broken Bow 3rd Grade class today and present educational programs regarding cattle feeding. A huge thanks to North Park Elementary for allowing us to help connect ag in the classroom. We love sharing this knowledge with the students! #beefmonth pic.twitter.com/1hRFayXZgF— Adams Land & Cattle (@AdamsCattle) May 4, 2018
We are efficient using low resources to make a high quality product. Beef is a smart way to provide food for many!
Even our friends across the pond celebrate beef month!
#DYK that about 700,000 U.S. cattle farms, with an average herd size of 40 cattle, produce 19 percent of the world's beef? May is National #beefmonth and a time to discover the variety of U.S. #beefcuts. @usbotschaft @USMEFeurope @USMEF @Albers_Food @OttoGourmet @Nice2Meat pic.twitter.com/Ya1GxY82Hr— FAS Europe (@FasEurope) May 8, 2018
Beef provides the high-quality protein you need to maintain a healthy body.
Food safety is something cattle producers care deeply about! We want you to enjoy every bite—so we continue to help educate consumers on how to handle meat safely.
Did you know #cold temperatures reduce bacteria growth on #meat? Always shop the meat case last and refrigerate within 30 minutes of purchase! #herefordbeef #beefmonth #themoreyouknow #steak #grilling pic.twitter.com/kefACzX9Je— Certified Hereford Beef (@CrtHerefordBeef) May 7, 2018
If you don’t already know which steak you’re having tonight, the Iowa Beef Council has a way to figure it out!
And here’s some tips on how to cook that steak you just decided on!
Want to get in on the beef promotion game? The Masters of Beef Advocacy made a monthly calendar with ideas for each day.