Strengthening Technical Outreach about Sustainability
The Sustainability Executive Summary presents the results of the checkoff’s sustainability assessment of the beef industry in a format designed to target audiences who have advanced baseline knowledge of sustainability. The executive summary also provides a broad overview of the work to individuals interested in learning more about the holistic and complex nature of the project.
Coordinating Beef Research and Dissemination
Interaction with industry partners to discuss research progress and new ideas is a critical component of the checkoff’s post-harvest research program. With that in mind, more than 220 other representatives from the beef-supply chain for the 2014 Beef Industry Safety Summit – funded in part by the beef checkoff – March 4-6 in Dallas. Offering a dynamic agenda, this three-day event included: an update about current safety research from leading scientists; presentations and interactive sessions with food industry leaders reflecting on safety accomplishments while challenging all participants on future needs; joint sessions on common-interest safety topics and breakout sessions focused on specific sectors of the beef business, each providing opportunity for direct interaction with representatives from all beef-industry segments. For more information, visit www.BIFSCO.org.
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Research - Archive
- New Research Publications (February)
- New Fact Sheet from Product Quality Research (December)
- Evaluating the Role of Protein in Public Health (October)
- Sustaining Strong Beef Prices (October)
- Increasing Value of BeefResearch.org (September)
- Leveraging Beef Market Research Data (September)
- Understanding Cutouts, Weights and Yields (July)
- Adapting to A Lifeime of Nutrition Needs (July)
- Analyzing Beef Flavor (May)
According to the Beef Act, research means studies relative to the effectiveness of market development and promotion efforts, studies relating to the nutritional value of beef and beef products, other related food science research including beef safety and pathogen research, product-enhancement research, market research and new product development research. Checkoff-funded research aims to maintain and increase consumer confidence in beef and beef products and provides the basis for development of program focus in all areas of checkoff investment by measuring market demands and tracking the state of the industry. The checkoff cannot fund cattle production research.