With just one week left in May, I wanted to take a minute or two of your time to talk to you about beef and the cattle industry.
The cattle industry is one of the world’s most important agricultural enterprises. In 2017, there was over 995 million head of cattle worldwide, as a proud fifth-generation cattle raiser, I believe that means something.
The cattle industry has been dramatized by movies for years, cattle drives and the romantic notion of the true American cowboy is what makes every girl swoon, right? Not there is anything wrong with showcasing our industry in this way, because I can watch a good western and have been known to fall in love with a cowboy or two…from the movies, still searching for that real-life ranch cowboy. 😉 However, the cattle industry of today is vastly different then what we see on TV and that is where misconceptions start.
Innovations in all sectors, from pasture to plate, is what makes our move to a modern beef industry so significant. Yet, we still have challenges and sometimes it feels like we, as beef producers, have our backs up against a wall.
That’s where our organization, Texas CattleWomen comes into play.
Texas CattleWomen is an organization that provides women to function collectively to protect the beef cattle industry, work toward solutions of beef cattle problems, to inform consumers of the importance of the industry and of the contributions it makes to the economy of the nation.
There is a lot of misinformation about beef, Texas CattleWomen strives to provide accurate facts and reliable information to consumers concerning the nutrition of beef. As cattle producers, we are extremely proud of our role in preserving our way of life while also promoting the beef industry to consumers and essentially feeding people.
If you are interested in joining Texas CattleWomen head over to our website to learn more or you can attend one of our upcoming informational sessions!
June 9th, National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame – 1:30 p.m.
1720 Gendy St, Fort Worth, Texas 76107
This weekend is a big one for Texas CattleWomen. Tomorrow morning we will be kicking off the very first Women in Ranching event! I am so excited to be in Decatur with all of our attendees, presenters and fellow cattlewomen. It is sure to be a weekend full of learning and fellowship with a lively group of women!
As I said earlier, May is Beef Month. I believe this is a time to celebrate the community of farmers and ranchers who work hard every day to raise cattle safely and provide nutritious beef that is enjoyed by consumers around the world.
For the month I have been eating as much beef as I possibly can. I have several go-to’s of my own but I soon became stuck on ideas for recipes. However, beeflovingtexans.com quickly helped me out in that department. They have a hub of beef recipes for any budget, schedule or family size! Some of my favorites were the Bourbon-Glazed Steak Tips, Beef Picadillo Tacos, Southwest Burger Wrap, Pepper Crusted Steak, Country Fried Beef Steaks and of course the Texas T-Bone Steak.
Readers, I encourage you to celebrate our great industry, thank a cattle rancher and eat beef!
Until next time,
Texas CattleWomen Secretary – Callie McCullough