CENTENNIAL, CO – Already an international hit, beef will be in the global spotlight May 31 when the Federation of State Beef Councils helps sponsor a special dinner and appetizers for participants of the 22nd World Meat Congress in Dallas, Texas.
The WMC is held biennially and allows international experts in the beef, pork, lamb and veal industries to discuss issues affecting livestock and meat production around the globe. This year the event is being hosted by the International Meat Secretariat and the U.S. Meat Export Federation. It is the first time the WMC has been held in the United States in more than 20 years.
Chef Laura Hagen of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff Program, helped design the menu to showcase beef to buyers from around the world. Among the beef items on the menu for the event’s USMEF Beef Team Seminar and Dinner will be a Tender Pepper Rubbed Strip Steak, as well as a Top Sirloin Caprese Skewer and Grilled Salsa Flank Steak appetizer. All of the beef items to be served can be found on the beef industry’s “Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner.” website, www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com, which is managed by NCBA as a beef checkoff contractor.
“This is a great opportunity to highlight the wonderful taste, quality and variety of beef with some of the world’s leading beef experts,” according to Dawn Caldwell, a Nebraska beef producer and Federation chair. “At the same time, we look forward to discussing with these leaders the great care with which we raise what we think is the best beef in the world.”
During the dinner, attendees will also view the new “Rethink the Ranch” video to highlight the care producers take to produce world famous U.S. beef. The video showcases the entire process of U.S. beef production.
Among the attendees of the 2018 WMC will be producers, exporters, marketing specialists, policy analysts, economists and meat scientists. A division of NCBA, the Federation has supported work of the USMEF to assure consumers around the world understand the benefits of featuring U.S. beef on their tables.
Helping sponsor the May 31 event is the National Corn Board.