July 19, 2021
Texas Beef Council Releases 2021-2025 Long Range Plan
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Victoria Heller, Texas Beef Council; 512.335.2333, email@example.com
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TEXAS BEEF COUNCIL RELEASES 2021-2025 LONG RANGE PLAN
AUSTIN, Texas (June 19, 2021) – The Texas Beef Council (TBC) has released its official 2021 Long Range Plan. Developed over the past few months, this new five-year plan will guide the Texas Beef Council through 2025.
“In any industry, it’s important to take a hard look at where you’ve been, where you are today and where you want to go in the future,” said Brad Hastings, chair of the Texas Beef Council. “We reviewed the national Beef Industry Long Range Plan and used it as the foundation of our state plan. After much discussion and input, we feel that we’ve developed a useful tool with targeted growth strategies and tactics that will help guide the Texas Beef Council in the years ahead.”
The Texas Beef Council board of directors worked together to create this industry blueprint, meeting in February 2021 to begin fleshing out the plan. The group continued working on the plan throughout the spring season and approved the final version at the Texas Beef Council’s June 2021 board meeting.
The Long Range Plan is based on one primary mission: to strengthen demand for beef as the world’s most preferred and trusted protein. Keeping in mind the Texas Beef Council’s commitment to promotion, research and education, the new plan reflects three core beliefs:
- The Industry Long Range Plan is the cornerstone of a strong state-national partnership.
- Research is the foundation of all checkoff-funded activities.
- Producer support, engagement and control of checkoff funds are essential.
From there, the Long Range Plan details and expands upon four key areas of focus that will help the Texas Beef Council enhance beef’s reputation, find new consumer opportunities worldwide and encourage support from producers.
- Grow consumer trust in beef. By ensuring beef’s inclusion in dietary guidelines, reinforcing its sustainability message, telling beef’s positive story, investing in research and strengthening beef’s reputation as a safe and wholesome product, the Texas beef industry can help consumers feel good about choosing beef for themselves and their families.
- Promote and capitalize on the multiple advantages of beef. Communicating the facts about beef’s role in a healthy and sustainable diet, making beef easier and more convenient to purchase and implementing strategic marketing campaigns will tell consumers, influencers and key opinion leaders more about beef’s compelling value proposition.
- Drive growth in beef exports. By collaborating with partners to invest in programs that promote U.S. beef’s unique attributes, the Texas beef industry will be better positioned to address the unique needs of consumers worldwide.
- Grow stakeholder trust in checkoff programs. As the marketing arm of the Texas beef industry, the Texas Beef Council uses producer dollars to develop impactful promotion, research and education programs. Keeping producers informed and aware of those programs and their results is also one of the council’s most important responsibilities. By engaging with producers and other industry partners, the Texas Beef Council can further amplify its messaging to an even larger audience.
“Throughout the planning process, we examined the beef industry’s current opportunities and challenges, determined which ones we could address with our producers’ checkoff dollars and established our priorities moving forward,” Hastings said. “We are confident that by working together, we can more effectively communicate beef’s many positive attributes and achieve additional successes in the years ahead.”
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The Texas Beef Council (TBC) conducts the $1 per head national checkoff program for Texas beef producers and is also the contractor for the Beef Promotion Research Council of Texas (BPRCT), which administers the $1 per head Texas state checkoff program. TBC’s mission is to increase beef demand in the state through programs of beef promotion, research and education. TBC also helps fund national and international beef checkoff programs to increase marketing opportunities around the globe. The BPRCT’s mission is to improve Texas producer profitability by strengthening and expanding beef demand. The TBC and the BPRCT are directed by a 20-member board of cattlemen and women representing the state’s beef producers.
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