Tuesday, May 7, 2013

May Is Beef Month: Iowans, Did You Know?

The cattle population in Iowa alone is 3,850,000 head; making Iowa a major beef producing state.

The beef industry contributes greatly to Iowa's economy. In Iowa alone it generates an excess of $5.1 billion annually, and creates jobs for nearly 40,000 people.

Today's beef is a naturally nutrient-rich food providing protein, iron, zinc and B-vitamins.

Beef producers are environmentalists by nature. They work to conserve the soil and make optimum use of natural resources.

Iowa is a leader in the export market, shipping high-quality Iowa beef to other countries and around the world.

There is an ever-increasing need for a better understanding of the benefits that the beef industry provides to all Iowans.

And there, Iowan friends, is just a few reasons as to why you should celebrate beef month!

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