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South Carolina Promotes Beef & Dairy Month

As we put the month of May in the books today, it’s time to start thinking about what the month of June will bring, and in South Carolina that means beef month. Roy Copelan, Executive Director of South Carolina Beef Council, and SC Cattlemen’s Association explains why the month of June:

“National Beef Month is observed in 45 of the 50 states in May. Here in SC, with our partner the Dairy Association, in order not to be in conflict and to compliment the dairy portion of the cattle industry, our boards decided to declare June as beef and dairy month.”

For beef month in South Carolina, Copelan says there are several month-long promotions taking place:

“The SC Beef Council will have on going weekly retail food service and producer communication activities as well as educational activities for consumers.”

While working with the diary industry was the primary goal of declaring June as beef month, Copelan says it’s really an ideal month for promoting beef on the grill and the summertime favorite of ice cream:

“We will lead into our Father’s Day promotion where we will do a grilling of beef burgers at the state farmers market. And then our producers will continue that during the summer grilling campaign.”

Copelan closed with these thoughts:

“We would like to thank our farmers and producers in the beef and dairy industries, it is our number one earned cash receipt agriculture commodity in SC. We thank them for caring well for their animals and providing a safe and high quality product.”

Roy Copelan, Executive Director of the South Carolina Cattlemen’s Council. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.