Oklahoma Beef Council Delivers Results to Producers Utilizing International Investment StrategyThu, 17 Nov 2016 12:11:50 CST
The Oklahoma Beef Council is one of several state beef councils that allocates extra resources to the US Meat Export Federation. OBC Executive Director Heather Buckmaster tells Farm Director Ron Hays, ‘it really pays off.’
“When you look at Oklahoma, we have 3.875 million consumers in the state of Oklahoma and 96 percent of the world’s population lives outside of the US,” Buckmaster said. “We represent 1.2 percent of the US population so we want to make sure we’re making the most difference, so we made the choice to invest with USMEF.”
According to Buckmaster, each dollar contributed is matched three to four times, effectively extending that original dollar amount, enabling participants to support a variety of promotional events. Buckmaster reports that the success of some of the promotions OBC has participated in has prompted foreign host retailers to replace current beef programs with US beef inventory.
“It’s all going to be US beef,” Buckmaster said, “which should increase the volume of US beef purchases into next year by 70 percent.
“Being able to see that kind of success, knowing our dollars are getting matched and being able to provide results back to Oklahoma producers - we believe is very important.”
Buckmaster talks with Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays about the beef industry’s success with promotional campaigns through the USMEF, on today's Beef Buzz. Click below for the audio on the LISTEN BAR.
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