(Columbia, MO – AgNewsWire) Beef Month in Missouri officially kicked off Tuesday, May 2, at the state capitol front lawn in Jefferson City under sunny skies filled with the aroma of hamburgers on the grill. The Missouri Beef Industry Council joined with the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association to provide a variety of activities for the third annual “Beef Day,” including a live cattle display and pictures with “Molly Moo.”
According to MBIC board member John Kleiboeker of California, the beef cattle industry is a billion dollar industry in the state of Missouri.
“Beef cattle are by far the largest livestock commodity in the state of Missouri and we are the number two cow-calf state in the nation. So, it’s a very, very important part of our rural economy and it’s growing.” (Full Release)