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Beef Industry Leaders Volunteer in Gooding - Supporting Beef Counts Program and The Idaho Foodbank

| June 18, 2020

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.

Since 2010, Agri Beef has contributed to the Beef Counts program by matching donations up to $50,000 each year. An estimated 150 families will benefit from this food distribution event.

Why Beef Is Important for Families in Need: 

  • One 3-ounce cooked serving of beef provides about 25 grams of protein, roughly 50% of the Daily Value, making it a highly concentrated way to support good health. 
  • Besides protein, beef is a great source of 9 other essential nutrients that support a heart-healthy lifestyle including zinc, iron and B vitamins. 
  • USDA guidelines recommend consuming an average of 5.5 ounces of protein per day per person, which means an average family of four would need 41.25 pounds of protein monthly.
  • Call To Action: To Donate to the Beef Counts Program:

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. 

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