May is 'National Beef Month'

Courtesy: Missouri Beef Council

COLUMBIA, Mo. (News Release) -- “May is Beef Month” is celebrated nationwide in May, including in Missouri.

This is a time to recognize Missouri’s beef producers and all they do to provide wholesome, great tasting beef for their families and for consumers. The U.S. is the world’s largest beef producer. The U.S. alone provides 20 percent of the world’s beef but with only 6 percent of the world’s cattle. Missouri ranks 3rd in beef production in the nation, with more than 45,000 farms with beef cattle.

In addition to the economic benefit beef provides to the state, beef has an important role at the dinner table providing the fuel consumers need to live a healthy and active lifestyle. A three-ounce serving of beef provides 10% or more of 10 essential nutrients for less than 10% of the daily value for calories. More specifically, a three-ounce serving of beef contains nearly 50% of the daily value for protein, which is important in building and repairing muscle.

MBIC has several activities and events coming up this month in recognition. They will be hosting a Facebook contest and promoting beef through radio segments on KFEQ in St. Joseph with an on-air demo using an instant pot to cook beef and a Q&A session. They will be attending cooking classes with Dierbergs at their School of Cooking in Des Peres as well as cooking segments on local news stations KRCG and KSDK featuring festive Cinco de Mayo themed dishes from www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com. MBIC will work with KY3 for a “Know Your Beef” trivia contest this month as well. They will also be attending the Nutrition Adventure in Kansas City for dietitians and Hospital Hill Run Marathon in Kansas City at the end of the month.