Checkoff-Funded Meat Demand Research at Kansas State University Reveals Consumer Protein Preferences and Purchase Patterns

June 21, 2021 The Beef Checkoff

The producer-funded national Beef Checkoff program has one primary goal: to continuously drive beef demand. To successfully work toward this goal, the Checkoff must first gauge beef’s current status in the protein marketplace by assessing consumer demand, views and preferences for not just beef, but for all proteins, including meat alternatives.

Hindsight 2020: Retail and Foodservice Trends Through The Pandemic

April 2, 2021 The Beef Checkoff

While the increased demand and the impacts of COVID-19 temporarily led to supply constraints during the summer, the retail industry rebounded well for the remaining months of 2020.

The Beef Checkoff: Beef Demand is a Well-Primed Pump

There seems to be a rash of articles and news pieces in ag media lately, focused on beef demand and its driving power and importance in everything from cattle prices to grocery store sales. The writers and experts all agree on this: the process of generating beef demand is like a well-primed pump. It provides the beef industry with the means to push our great product into the hands of hungry consumers the world over.

Cargill Points to Strong Beef Demand in Otherwise Dim Earnings

Consumers in the U.S. and overseas bought up plenty of beef and value-added egg products from Cargill Inc., helping prop up the Minneapolis-based company’s quarterly earnings.

Beef Demand… It’s Been A Very Good Year

In 2018, retail beef demand has been strong! While that sounds good, what exactly does it mean? Is it because consumption has continued to increase since the tight supplies of 2015? Consumption has indeed been increasing, but this is only half the story…the other half is price.