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!