May is Beef Month in the Bluegrass

During the month of May, farmers and ranchers across the United States celebrate National Beef Month. A time to highlight the beef industry and the people who make it great.

Kentucky has a rich beef history with the Commonwealth being the largest beef cattle state east of the Mississippi River. We have approximately 1,007,000 head and over 35,000 producers. 

What is so great about beef anyway?

  • Beef is an excellent source of protein, a powerful nutrient that helps strengthen and sustain bodies and hearts. 
  • A substantial body of evidence shows protein can help in maintaining a healthy weight, building muscle and fueling physical activity – all of which play an important role in a healthful lifestyle and disease prevention. 
  • Learn more healthy beef facts at Ky Beef Council.

How are cattle farmers taking care of the environment?

Conservation is an Important Part of Farm Life. For the American families that raise cattle, sustainability means ensuring that the land will provide for the next generation by focusing on the well-being of their animals and maintaining the natural resources on their land. Farmers and ranchers employ a variety of environmentally friendly practices that often are as unique as the area where they raise their cattle. Read more here.