The Ohio Beef Council (OBC) and the Beef Checkoff extended the Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner. holiday e-commerce campaign at the state level with great results. Beef digital ads ran on a national retail website while consumers shopped online. These ads resulted in $4.05M in incremental beef sales at the national level with a $13.45 return on investment (ROI). OBC’s push toward Ohio store locations produced $1,512,518 in beef sales from Dec. 1-31 with a return on ad spend at $151.25.
This summer OBC extended another national retail e-commerce campaign with digital ads running May 1 - June 30 and a back-to-school campaign running in August and September. As consumers continue to shop online, the Beef Checkoff works to keep beef top of mind.
OBC continues to introduce Ohio’s beef farm families to consumers with the Ohio Stories Video Series that recently featured Paint Valley Farms of Millersburg, Ohio. The number of Ag Influencers is growing because consumers want to know how their food is raised and grown and Lee Miller and his family showcase their passion for a better tomorrow with their herd of Shorthorns. A second video scheduled for this fall will feature Hannah Miller, DVM, a young professional who takes her love for cattle to help build client-patient relationships and quality care.
OBC is working toward expanding Ohio’s Ag Influencers to boost consumer confidence in how Ohio’s beef is raised and grown.
OBC continues to offer the Beef in the Classroom Grant program to help support Family and Consumer Science and Culinary educators purchase beef for classroom lessons. Updated educational materials have been added to the Ohio Beef Council Store on www.ohiobeef.org for any teacher to download.
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), a contractor to the Beef Checkoff Program, Beef Nutrition Team is working to extend educational advertisements that educate healthcare professionals, like pediatricians and family physicians, about the role of beef in healthy dietary patterns, and specifically how beef’s nutrients can support the health and wellness of nutritionally at-risk populations, such as adolescent girls and women. Additionally, a health professional webinar on Aug. 23 featured registered dietitian nutritionists Jill Castle, MS, RDN, and Lauren Manaker, MS, RDN, LD, CLEC, CPT, and health psychologist Charlotte Markey, PhD, where they reviewed current intake patterns and consumption trends, and outlined evidence-based solutions for how health-care providers can help patients and clients grow up healthy and strong with beef.
Sept. 1 Beef Promotion Grant Application Due
Sept. 10 Meat & Greet Columbus Clippers
Sept. 19-21 Farm Science Review
Oct. 11-13 Partnerships In Action Conference
Nov. 1 ProStart Burger Battle
Erin Stickel, Bowling Green, Chairman • Allan Robison, Cable, Vice Chairman • Stan Smith, Canal Winchester, Treasurer • Mandy Atterholt, Loudonville • Lou Ellen Harr, Jeromesville • Mark Goecke, Allen • Stephanie Harris, St. Clairsville • Bret Layman, Johnstown • Jake Osborn, Lynchburg • Becky Reed, Springfield • Ben Seibert, St. Mary's • Bill Sexten, Washington C.H. • Susie Turner, Somerset • Kris Vincent, East Canton • Barb Watts, Alexandria • Elizabeth Harsh, Executive Director