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2014 Cattle Industry Summer Conference

The Cattle Industry Summer Conference is on tap for July 30 – Aug. 2, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Denver, 650 15th St., Denver, Colo. 80202; 303-436-1234. All beef producers and importers who pay the beef checkoff assessment are welcome to attend any or all checkoff meetings during the conference free of charge.

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Beef Exports Set Record in '13

Exports of U.S. beef closed 2013 by eclipsing the $6 billion mark for the first time, setting a new annual value record. Beef exports continued their surge in December, surpassing year-ago totals by nearly 13 percent in volume and 20 percent in value led by growth in sales to Japan, Mexico, Hong Kong and Central/South America. Totals for 2013 were up 3 percent in volume to 2.58 billion pounds and 12 percent in value ($6.157 billion) – breaking the 2012 value record.

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Beef Checkoff Support Highest In 21 Years

Support for the beef checkoff among producers, at 78 percent, is the highest in 21 years. This was the finding of an independent, nationwide survey of a representative sample of 1,225 beef and dairy producers, conducted by Aspen Media & Market Research, in January. In addition, the study found:

  • Four out of five producers say the beef checkoff has helped to contribute to a positive trend in beef demand, represents their interests and is there for them in a crisis.
  • Seven out of 10 producers say the beef checkoff contributes to the profitability of their operations.
  • Two out of three believe the program is well-managed.

For additional details, read the release.

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