Weekly USMEF Audio Report: USMEF Teams with Oklahoma Beef Council for U.S. Beef Seminars in Angola
DENVER, CO – June 4, 2019 – With support from the Oklahoma Beef Council, the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) recently conducted a series of U.S. beef educational seminars in Luanda, Angola. The first seminar was for catering students, while two others targeted chefs and other foodservice professionals from Luanda’s hospitality sector. In each session, Chef Jay McCarthy provided cutting and cooking demonstrations and explained the unique attributes of U.S. beef.
In the attached audio report, Oklahoma Beef Council Executive Director Heather Buckmaster explains why Angola was chosen for the seminars and why the African continent is viewed as an emerging region that holds significant future potential for U.S. beef exports.
Monty Brown, USMEF representative in Africa, provides more details on the seminars and explains how each was tailored to a key audience.
The U.S. Meat Export Federation (www.USMEF.org) is the trade association responsible for developing international markets for the U.S. red meat industry. It is funded by USDA; the beef, pork, lamb, corn and soybean checkoff programs, as well as its members representing nine industry sectors: beef/veal producing & feeding, pork producing & feeding, lamb producing & feeding, packing & processing, purveying & trading, oilseeds producing, feedgrains producing, farm organizations and supply & service organizations.
Submitted to the BARN by:
Vice President, Communications
U.S. Meat Export Federation