Beef Counts

Idaho ranchers donate beef to the Idaho Foodbank on June 18 in Gooding.

On June 18, over a dozen Idaho beef ranch families joined volunteers from Agri Beef and The Idaho Foodbank to distribute food and specifically, beef products to nearly 150 local families in need. Nearly 600 beef items were distributed, which were donated to The Idaho Foodbank as part of the Beef Counts program which is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary.

To date, more than 1.5 million servings of beef have been distributed as a result of the program.

Bill Likley, vice chairman of the Idaho Beef Council, along with Dawn Anderson, president of the Idaho Cattlemen’s Association, were among the ranch families giving back to the community.

“Beef Ranching, and farming in general is all about neighbors helping neighbors, and all of out here today is one way we can give back to the communities who support us,” said Dawn Anderson, ICA President.