Gov. Haslam Declares July Beef Month


Well, it’s official! Gov. Bill Haslam has proclaimed July as Beef Month in Tennessee and encourages all citizens to join him in this celebration. In observance, kick-off your July Beef Month festivities with a patriotic Fourth of July celebration and continue to enjoy beef throughout the month.

“Governor Haslam and I are proud to recognize the importance of beef production to our state’s economy and the nutritional benefits beef provides in a healthy diet,” said state Agriculture Commissioner Julius Johnson. “More than 48,000 Tennessee farm families raise more than 950,000 head of cattle, ranking our state ninth in the nation in beef production and generating $424 million in farm income.”

“Beef is a valuable resource for the body,” said Jennifer Houston, Tennessee Beef Council Chairperson. “Beef is one powerful protein source and there are more than 29 nutritious, lean beef options to enjoy, such as T-Bone steak, Tenderloin and 95 percent lean Ground Beef. In addition to being an excellent source of protein, one 3-ounce portion of lean beef provides many  essential nutrients including zinc, vitamins B12 and B6, niacin, selenium, phosphorus, choline, iron, and riboflavin while only contributing about 150 calories to the diet.”

Celebrate July Beef Month with one of these great recipes:

Delicious Ranch Burgers topped with Ranch dressing and crispy fried onions.

Firecracker Burgers topped with Cooling Lime Sauce.

Spicy Cheeseburger Sliders featuring pepper-jack cheese and chipotle pepper.


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