May 24, 2021


Governor Mike Parson proclaims May is Beef Month at the St. Louis Science Center GROW exhibit.

ST.LOUIS, May 21st, 2021 --- Missouri ranks 3rd in beef cattle production in the United States maintaining nearly 4 million head of cattle on more than 53,000 beef farms which employ roughly 40,000 individuals. The beef industry plays a vital role in Missouri.

Governor Mike Parson, Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn, Missouri Beef Industry Council and the St. Louis Science Center hosted beef industry and commodity organization representatives for a Beef Month Proclamation in the GROW exhibit at the St. Louis Science Center yesterday. The Governor presented the signed Beef Month proclamation to the Missouri Beef Industry Council, Missouri Cattlemen's Association and St. Louis Science Center.

Nathan Martin, Chairman of Missouri Beef Industry Council board said, “We are proud to be representing such a strong and vibrant industry.”

Dierbergs Markets and Operation Food Search representatives were also in attendance to recognize the Giving Back with Beef promotion that happened in Dierbergs Markets across St. Louis the first week of May. Dierbergs Markets teamed up with the Missouri Beef Industry Council for this promotion, and Missouri Corn Merchandising Council, Illinois Beef Association, St. Louis County Farm Bureau and St. Clair County Farm Bureau (IL) also supported the promotion. For every pound of 85/15 ground beef that was sold during that week, a pound of ground beef was donated to Operation Food Search for families in need. The promotion brought in 3,871 pounds of ground beef that Operation Food Search will provide to those in the St. Louis community.

There are many ways to celebrate May is Beef month; you can find great recipes at www.mobeef.org, cooking tips and more to help you celebrate!

We thank our Missouri beef farmers and ranchers for striving to provide consumers with the most nutritious and delicious beef, and we not only celebrate them in May, but every day of the year.