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BEEF. IT’S WHAT’S FOR DINNER. CELEBRATES NATIONAL BEEF BURGER DAY ON MAY 28

In honor of National Beef Burger Day, the iconic brand serves up popular burger recipes and encourages families to share their #BeefBurgerBrag by posting a photo of their best beef burger creation

BEEF. IT’S WHAT’S FOR DINNER. KICKS OFF GRILLING SEASON WITH A NEW VIDEO CELEBRATING BEEF FARMERS AND RANCHERS

As Americans fire up their grills for Memorial Day, Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. is highlighting the hard-working beef farmers and ranchers who make grilling season possible in a new video. 

BEEF. IT’S WHAT’S FOR DINNER. SHARES SIMPLE STEAK SWAPS FOR SUMMER GRILLING SEASON

As Americans start to enjoy the warmer weather and fire up their grills, Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. is here to ensure beef cravings are satisfied with a quick guide for simple steak swaps and recipe inspiration. Whether a favorite cut of steak isn’t available at the grocery store or there’s a desire to try something new, beef’s variety and versatility mean there are almost endless options.

BEEF EXPERTS DISH OUT REAL FACTS ABOUT REAL BEEF

In the latest effort to address myths about beef production and nutrition, Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner., managed by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, has released a new video series, ‘Real Facts About Real Beef.’

BEEF. IT’S WHAT’S FOR DINNER. SHARES KID-FRIENDLY MEAL SOLUTIONS

As Americans are spending more time at home, parents may be looking for meal inspiration to keep the whole family happy. Beef. It's What's For Dinner. is here with recipes that everyone in the family can enjoy and even make together.

BEEF. IT’S WHAT’S FOR DINNER. SHARES EASY RECIPES FEATURING PANTRY AND FREEZER STAPLES

While families are spending more time at home, Beef. It's What's For Dinner. is here to help by sharing beef recipes using common freezer and pantry staples.

CELEBRITY CHEFS BEEF UP CLASSIC DISHES

As home cooks stock up on staples, like beef, and get creative with what they have on hand, why not make beef the substitute and use it in place of other popular proteins in family favorite dishes. To show just how easy these fun recipes twists can be, Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. partnered with three nationally recognized chefs inviting each to find a creative way to substitute beef for a more commonly used protein in one of their favorite dishes.

BEEF. IT’S WHAT’S FOR DINNER. SHARES TIPS FOR BEEF SAFETY AT HOME

With more time at home, you can confidently reach for beef as a reliable staple to nourish themselves and their families. Beef is not only an excellent source of protein; it also provides bodies with the strength to thrive throughout all stages of life. To ensure you're armed with knowledge to have the best eating experiencing with beef, the Beef Checkoff is here to provide some quick tips on how to safely handle and prepare beef when cooking at home. 

BEEF. IT’S WHAT’S FOR DINNER. SERVES UP BATCH COOKING BASICS 

As families adjust to more time at home, Beef. It's What's For Dinner. is offering tips and ideas for batch cooking and leftovers to ensure meal planning is stress-free and packs a nutritious punch. Planning ahead in the kitchen saves time and money, and can also help families reach daily nutrition goals, even when they’re busy juggling a variety of needs and responsibilities.

BEEF. IT’S WHAT’S FOR DINNER. HELPS CONSUMERS PREPARE BEEF AT HOME

The Global Marketing and Research team at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, along with State Beef Councils across the country, are leveraging their extensive library of content, including advertisements, recipes, cooking videos and educational materials about beef nutrition to help consumers while they are home during the pandemic.  

COVID-19 AND BEEF FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

There is a great deal of uncertainty about the ongoing impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the beef industry and the United States as a whole. At this time, it’s impossible to measure the full effects of the virus or determine how it may continue to unfold. Although the full beef supply chain is being challenged by the outbreak, all segments of the industry are working closely together and must continue to do so. The current uncertainty facing beef producers is shared by all of agriculture and every American.

BEEF. IT’S WHAT’S FOR DINNER. SHOWS RETAILERS THAT BEEF IS THE MOST VALUABLE PROTEIN DURING 2020 ANNUAL MEAT CONFERENCE 

The Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. brand had a major presence at the 2020 Annual Meat Conference, including a packed booth in the tradeshow, which provided an in-depth look at the voluntary, Beef Checkoff funded program that ensures U.S. beef is produced under stringent animal care standards.

SO, WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH BEEF AND HEART HEALTH?

Research from a recent 2018 Purdue University study found that following a Mediterranean-style eating pattern that includes lean red meats, like lean beef, is just as effective in supporting a healthy heart as a Mediterranean-style diet that limits red meats.

BEEF. IT’S WHAT’S FOR DINNER. DISHES UP NEW ADS ADDRESSING COMMON MYTHS ABOUT BEEF

Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner., managed by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, is addressing common questions and hot topics in the beef industry head-on with the launch of new digital and social media ads. The ads focus on the topics of sustainability, health and meat substitutes. 

2019 Advocate of the YEar

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, has selected Brandi Buzzard Frobose, blogger, Kansas rancher and influencer, as the 2019 Advocate of the Year.

BEEF. IT’S WHAT’S FOR DINNER. WRAPS UP 2019 BY REACHING CONSUMERS MORE THAN 1 BILLION TIMES WITH CONTENT SHOWCASING REAL BEEF AND REAL FARMERS AND RANCHERS

Two years after it was relaunched, the Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. brand has had a reach of more than 1 billion consumers with drool worthy and informative digital marketing and social media content.

BEEF. IT’S WHAT’S FOR DINNER. HOSTS “ROAST & TOAST” INFLUENCER EVENT

Eleven food influencers gathered in the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Culinary Center, funded by the Beef Checkoff, for “Roast & Toast with Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner." to learn how to prepare the perfect roast just in time for the holiday season.

Expert Tips for a holiday roast

Wondering what to cook for an upcoming holiday gathering? A beautiful beef roast is a feast for the eyes and the stomach, sure to impress guests of all ages. With a few expert tips and tricks, you'll be sure to serve a perfectly cooked roast packed full of flavor.

GATHER 'ROUND THE DROOL LOG WITH BEEF. IT’S WHAT'S FOR DINNER. THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Just in time for the holidays, Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. is releasing a new craveable Beef Drool Log video sure to “spice up” any gathering and celebration. The Beef Drool Log is a two-hour video featuring a beautiful Prime Rib Roast cooking to perfection on a rotisserie over open flame. The video pays homage to the iconic Yule Log but puts a tasty spin on it like only beef can. 

NEWLY PUBLISHED WHITE PAPER OUTLINES MINIMAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF U.S. BEEF

A new white paper detailing the minimal environmental footprint of beef production in the U.S. was recently published by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff. The white paper, authored by Sara Place, PhD, former senior director of sustainable beef production research at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, highlights why and how the U.S. is the leader in sustainable beef production. 

NEW CAMPAIGN SHEDS LIGHT ON BEEF ANIMAL CARE STANDARDS

Consumers will soon learn about the steps beef farmers and ranchers take to care for their animals and to produce high quality beef in a new promotion and advertising campaign about the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program. BQA trains farmers and ranchers on best practices and cattle management techniques to ensure their animals and the environment are cared for within a standard set of guidelines. The program began 30 years ago, and today more than 85 percent of beef produced in the U.S. comes from a farmer or rancher who has been BQA certified.  

How to Beef Up Your Fitness Game with High-Quality Protein this Fall

After a long summer of pool party snacking and meals on-the-go, fall is the perfect time to reset diets and jump back into a health and fitness routine. Pairing physical activity with a balanced diet that includes high quality protein, like beef, is a recipe for success that doesn’t require sacrificing taste for results.

BRING THE TAILGATE PARTY HOME THIS FOOTBALL SEASON WITH BEEF. IT’S WHAT’S FOR DINNER.

There’s nothing quite like the sound and smell of a gridiron sizzling while fans fuel up to cheer on their favorite team, but what do you do when your team has an away game? Don’t worry! Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. has you covered with hunger-tackling recipes to ensure a perfect “at-home tailgate.” 

MBA CLOSES THE INFORMATION GAP BETWEEN BEEF AND CONSUMERS

The Masters of Beef Advocacy (MBA) program from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, was created 10 years ago to help close the gap between pasture and plate by engaging beef industry advocates and equipping them to effectively communicate with consumers. The program recently achieved a milestone of 15,000 graduates, making it one of the strongest beef advocacy efforts in the industry. Each year, advocates reach tens of millions of consumers as a result of their advocacy efforts

BEEF. IT’S WHAT’S FOR DINNER. HOSTS INFLUENCER EVENT IN NYC

On June 26th, the Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. brand, on behalf of the Beef Checkoff, brought some serious beef to New York City with its latest influencer event “Entertaining with Beef.” The event brought together 14 local and national influencers for an exclusive hands-on experience that included cooking and butchery demonstrations and networking.

AS SEEN ON MASTERCHEF

As part of their biggest and toughest season yet, we’ve partnered with MasterChef Season 10 to bring you the beefiest Backyard BBQ challenge. Try the episode’s winning recipe, learn more about the winning home cook and discover the same cuts used on the show to make your own MasterChef meal at home!

Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. Keeps Sizzlin’ with New Ads

The iconic Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. brand keeps consumers craving beef with the release of its latest drool-worthy creative digital advertisement collection – “Keep Sizzlin’”.

CELEBRATE THE START OF SUMMER WITH MOUTHWATERING REAL BEEF BURGERS

Got burgers on the brain? It can only mean one thing - Memorial Day and National Hamburger Day, celebrated on May 28th, are right around the corner -- and so is summer! Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner. is here to support America’s love for beef burgers and kick off summer right with some tasty recipes and helpful grilling tips.

Meet Chuck Knows Beef: Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. Launches All-Knowing Virtual Beef Assistant

Beef goes virtual as the iconic Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. brand brings the knowledge of a rancher, the expertise of a chef, and the humor of a dad into the kitchen with the official launch of Chuck Knows Beef, a new beef virtual assistant. Powered by Google Artificial Intelligence and developed in partnership with VMLY&R, a leading digital marketing agency, Chuck is the new virtual go-to expert on all things beef.

BEEF IS HEALTHIER AND MORE SUSTAINABLE THAN EVER BEFORE 

Recent reports question beef’s role in a healthy, sustainable diet. Beef is healthier and more sustainable today than at any point in time. History and well-established research have consistently shown that practical, balanced dietary patterns grounded in science promote health and sustainability, not eliminating single foods, like beef.

BEEF IN A HEALTHY, SUSTAINABLE DIET

Beef is nourishing and sustainable. It promotes health and helps prevent nutrient deficiencies.4 Environmentally, cattle play a unique role in our food system because they upgrade inedible plants to high-quality protein.

CONSUMER DEMAND FOR HIGH-QUALITY BEEF IS STRONG AND GROWING

Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. rang true in 2018 as beef prices remained strong and consumers regularly visited the meat case. According to the latest retail sales data from IRI/Freshlook, beef demand is up 15 percent since 2012.

NEW USDA BEEF LIFECYCLE ASSESSMENT FINDS ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS LOWER THAN PERCEIVED

A new study, recently published in the journal Agricultural Systems, is the most comprehensive beef cattle lifecycle assessment ever completed. In the report, titled Environmental Footprints of Beef Cattle Production in the United States,1 the researchers found widely accepted measures related to beef cattle’s impact in the U.S. are often overestimated.

NCBA AND MASTERS OF BEEF ADVOCACY ANNOUNCES 2018 ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the beef checkoff, has selected Terryn Drieling, influencer, owner of Faith Family & Beef, and Nebraska rancher, as 2018 Advocate of the Year. Each year, the Advocate of the Year is recognized for success in reaching and educating consumers who want to learn more about beef and raising cattle.

FIVE TIPS FOR A FOOLPROOF HOLIDAY ROAST

The holiday season is roast season, and there’s nothing better than a perfectly prepared roast as the centerpiece of a festive meal.

10 WAYS TO BEEF UP YOUR TAILGATING GAME

For many, tailgating is more than a once-in-a-while leisure activity, it’s a lifestyle. Seasoned tailgaters go all out with decorations like team flags and banners, comfy seating and even themed meals (surf and turf anyone?). Special care is put into every detail to provide an exceptional tailgate experience.

BACK TO SCHOOL WITH BEEF. IT’S WHAT’S FOR DINNER.

To help get the school year off to a happy and healthy start, Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. is making it easier than ever to incorporate beef into packed lunches with the Best. School. Lunch. Ever! recipe collection.

BEEF. IT’S WHAT’S FOR DINNER. WITH THE ROLLOUT OF BEEF MEAL KITS NATIONWIDE

Cooking a delicious, healthy, beef meal from scratch has never been easier with the launch of fresh beef meal kits in retail grocery stores across the country. Developed by American Foods Group in collaboration with Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner., the Steak Bowl meal kits rolled out in select stores in February and have expanded to more than 1,500 stores, including one of the top 5 retailers this year.

BEEF. IT’S WHAT’S FOR DINNER. DONATES BEEF FROM FOOD & WINE CLASSIC TO ASPEN CHARITY

Following a successful sponsorship of the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, the Beef Checkoff donated approximately 100 pounds of beef to the Aspen Homeless Shelter. The donated beef was used in the Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. booth in the Grand Tasting Pavilion where meat scientist, Bridget Wasser wowed guests with live beef cutting demonstrations.

MAKE YOUR 4TH OF JULY BASH A HIT WITH BEEF. IT’S WHAT’S FOR DINNER.

Data shows that steak and ground beef average retail purchases increase by 62 percent and 25 percent, respectively, during the week of the 4th of July. This data also shows that steak and ground beef retail prices typically drop during that week , making grilling beef both a delicious and affordable way to celebrate Independence Day!

FATHER’S DAY FEAST IDEAS FROM BEEF. IT’S WHAT’S FOR DINNER.

Whether firing up the grill after a round of golf or preparing a feast for all the dads in your life, Beef. It's What's For Dinner. is here to assist in making a savory memory for Dad on Father’s Day!

NEW STUDY FINDS BEEF IN A MEDITERRANEAN-STYLE DIET SUPPORTS HEART HEALTH

Research released by Purdue University found that following a Mediterranean-style eating pattern that includes lean red meats like lean beef is just as effective in supporting a healthy heart as a Mediterranean-style diet that limits red meats. This new research study adds to the growing body of scientific evidence demonstrating lean beef can be part of healthy eating patterns to support heart health and increase flexibility for healthy eating.

IN HONOR OF NATIONAL JERKY DAY LEARN TO TRAIN LIKE THE ORIGINAL COWBOY NINJA

In celebration of National Jerky Day today, Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. has partnered with fan favorite “American Ninja Warrior®” competitor and cattle rancher Lance Pekus to share some of his favorite strength-building tips, including keeping beef jerky on hand as a strength-building food. Pekus’ tips are all inspired by his unique workouts on his family’s ranch in Salmon, Idaho.

BEEF. IT’S WHAT’S FOR DINNER. DEBUTS VIRTUAL REALITY RANCH TOURS AT FOOD & WINE CLASSIC IN ASPEN

New 360-degree videos bring the cattle to the people with tours of a cow-calf operation, a feedyard and a public lands ranch to see how beef is raised and meet the people behind it.

TIPS TO KICK OFF GRILLING SEASON FROM BEEF. IT’S WHAT FOR DINNER.

Whether grilling a quick, light and healthy, summer meal or hosting a savory cookout with friends and family, Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. is kicking off grilling season by sharing tips for a flawless grilled meal!

BEEF. IT’S WHAT’S FOR DINNER. SALUTES MOMS WITH MOTHER’S DAY CARDS (AND A FEW GREAT RECIPES)

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Forgot to grab Mom a card? Don’t worry, Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. has you covered. In honor of all the hard-working Moms out there, Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. is providing beef-themed Mother’s Day cards for those last-minute (and forgetful) shoppers.

New Report Showcases Improvements In The Beef Industry That Are Leading To Healthier Animals, Better Beef, Smarter Resource Use And Stronger Communities

A new report released today highlights producers’ commitment to animal welfare, beef quality, sustainability and community involvement by America’s cattlemen and women resulting in responsibly raised beef.

10 MORE BEEF RECIPES CERTIFIED BY THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION®

The American Heart Association® has certified a total of 20 Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. recipes and nine extra lean cuts of beef with its Heart-Check Mark. As an excellent source of 10 essential nutrients including zinc, iron, protein, and B vitamins, lean beef can be a part of a heart-healthy diet and help lower cholesterol as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle.

RESTAURANT OPERATORS RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF MENUING BEEF

Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. releases results of the 2017 Beef Foodservice Volumetric Study, which sizes industry-wide animal protein purchases.

BEEF IS A FAVORITE FOR TEAM U.S.A. ATHLETES AND MANY AMERICANS

As the anticipation for the Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, ramps up, so does the search for Korean inspired recipes. According to Google, popularity in searches for “Korean Recipes” is almost 30 percent higher than it has been over the past year. 

BEEF. IT’S WHAT’S FOR DINNER. HIGHLIGHTS NEW CUTS FOR THE NEW YEAR

The annual What’s Hot culinary forecast released by the National Restaurant Association named “new cuts of meat” as the top trend for 2018. As the authority on all things beef, the Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. Culinary Center chefs and meat scientists have put together a list of the top five innovative cuts you need to know.

BEEF. IT’S WHAT’S FOR DINNER. CELEBRATES BEEF’S GREAT TASTE WITH CREATIVE NEW ADS IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

After letting turkey have its day, beef is back to reclaim the center of the plate for the remainder of the holiday season. Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner. is giving consumers the tips and recipes they need to make beef the star of those big family meals, all while rolling out the next phase of the iconic brand’s re-launch.

New Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. Campaign Celebrates Consumers’ Love for Beef and the People Who Raise It

Twenty-five years after establishing one of the nation’s most iconic food brands, America’s beef farmers and ranchers are leveraging the strong equity of Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. to reintroduce the brand to a new generation of consumers. The relaunch will blend the strongest assets from the long-loved brand – such as the famous Aaron Copland “Rodeo” music and the famous tagline – and couple those with new creative assets. In total, the effort showcases the pleasure that beef brings to meals, the people who raise it and the nutritional benefits (such as protein) that beef provides.

SAY GOODBYE TO SUMMER WITH A HELLO TO NATIONAL CHEESEBURGER DAY

If you need inspiration to warm your plate as the days get darker and colder, or recipes that will wow any tailgate gathering, look no further than the Beef. It's What's For Dinner. people for tasty, easy and unique ways to celebrate National Cheeseburger Day Monday, September 18.

BEEF CHECKOFF'S INAUGURAL ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the beef checkoff, has selected blogger and cattlewoman Anne Burkholder as the recipient of the inaugural Advocate of the Year award. The Advocate of The Year is selected by NCBA and state checkoff staff as the standout advocate amongst the 12 monthly award winners.

HIGHER-PROTEIN WEIGHT LOSS DIET INCLUDING LEAN BEEF HELPS ACHIEVE IMPORTANT HEALTH GOALS

New research published in Obesity Science & Practice shows that as part of a healthy and higher-protein diet, lean beef can help people lose weight while maintaining muscle and a healthy heart.1 The Beef WISE Study: Beef’s Role in Weight Improvement, Satisfaction, and Energy, conducted at the University of Colorado with a research grant from the beef checkoff, adds to the growing body of evidence demonstrating lean beef can contribute to a healthy weight loss diet.

BEEF JERKY SALES ON THE RISE AS CONSUMERS SEARCH FOR HEALTHIER SNACKS

The Beef Checkoff Shares Five Hacks to Curb Snack Attacks in Celebration of National Jerky Day

Americans Celebrate Love of Beef on National Hamburger Day

Americans are kicking off the official start of grilling season this Memorial Day weekend and firing up their barbecues in celebration of National Hamburger Day on Sunday. Join the fun with just-released, “hot off the grill” favorite burger recipes and culinary inspiration from the Beef Checkoff.

NEW TOOLS AVAILABLE TO ANSWER CONSUMER QUESTIONS ABOUT BEEF PRODUCTION

Ever wonder what the difference is between grass-fed and organic beef? Confused by terms like “antibiotic-free” and “raised without antibiotics”? New tools are now available to help consumers answer these and many other questions about today’s beef production. 

BEEF CHECKOFF LAUNChES FOOD WASTE CHALLENGE

In recognition of Earth Day later this month, the beef checkoff is challenging consumers to #WasteLess with our 30 Day Food Waste Challenge.

HEART-HEALTHY BEEF RECIPES CERTIFIED BY THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION®

The American Heart Association® has certified ten new beef recipes with its Heart-Check Mark. Lean beef is an essential component of a heart-healthy diet and provides 10 essential nutrients including zinc, iron, protein, and B Vitamins.