Idaho cattle ranchers and beef industry leaders join local volunteers at The Idaho Foodbank Mobile Food Pantry – distributing valuable beef products donated as part of the Beef Counts program.
This is the 10th Anniversary of Beef Counts which has achieved 1.5 million servings of nutritious beef provided to food insecure families in Idaho since the program’s inception.
Why Beef Is Important for Families in Need:
About the Idaho Beef Council The Idaho Beef Council (IBC) is a state organization representing Idaho's beef ranchers. As of January 1, 2020, Idaho had 2.49 million head of cattle valued at $2.639 billion, making it the state's second largest agricultural industry behind dairy. IBC was created in 1967 by the Idaho legislature as a marketing organization to increase consumer demand for beef. It is funded by the beef checkoff program - a $1.50 per head assessment on the sale of cattle in Idaho. The funds generated from this are used to support promotion, research and education programs at home and abroad.
The Idaho Beef Council Board of Directors is comprised of representatives from each of the state's industry sectors: Cow/Calf Producers, CattleWomen Producers, Dairy Farmers, Cattle Feeders, and Livestock Markets. IBC board members are nominated by their respective organizations and appointed by the Governor for a three-year term.
For more information, visit www.idbeef.org.