Veal Takes Center Stage
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The Pennsylvania Beef Council helped sponsor PA Gourmet, held Nov. 9-10, at the York Expo Center, York, PA. An estimated 4,000-6,000 expected attendees indulged in the premier gourmet and entertaining experience. Celebrity Chef Pippa Calland, past winner of the Food Network's "Chopped" took to the cooking stage on Saturday, November 10, to teach event attendees how to prepare perfect veal meatballs.
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The Beef Checkoff Program was established as part of the 1985 Farm Bill. The checkoff assesses $1 per head on the sale of live domestic and imported cattle, in addition to a comparable assessment on imported beef and beef products. States retain up to 50 cents on the dollar and forward the other 50 cents per head to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board, which administers the national checkoff program, subject to USDA approval.