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April 20, 2014

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Beef Day Celebration Spotlights County's Livestock

Originally published: 2013-09-21 06:23:13
Last modified: 2013-09-21 06:26:56
 


BY KRISTEN BUCKLES

STAFF WRITER

As the number one county in the State of Tennessee for just about everything livestock-related, Greene County has plenty to celebrate when it comes to beef.

On Friday evening, the Greene County Partnership's Agribusiness Committee hosted the 4th Annual Beef Day Celebration at the Livestock Pavilion at the Greene County Fairgrounds.

The Beef Day Celebration coincided with the first day of the three-day Greene County Antique Farm & Auto Show, which continues through Sunday at the Fairgrounds.

Hours are from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. today, and from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, beginning with a worship service. A tractor parade is planned for 3 p.m. Sunday.

'A LITTLE BIT UNIQUE'

Agribusiness Committee Vice-Chairman Milton Orr explained in an interview Friday that "Tonight's aimis to familiarize the non-farm public with the beef industry."

"We're a little bit unique here from the standpoint that both our beef and our dairy industry are pretty large and both of them contribute to the beef supply," he said.

Not only are they "pretty large" - Greene County is the largest livestock county and the largest beef/calf county in the state.

There are 87,000 head of cattle in Greene County, he said.

Greene County is also number one in hay and alfalfa production in the state.

"That goes without saying," Orr said, laughing. "When you've got that many livestock, you've got to feed them."

HEALTH ASPECTS, TOO

The night isn't just about bragging rights, however. It is also an opportunity to "promote the health aspects of beef; anything that you consume to moderation and properly can be healthy," Orr said.

"Certainly beef is a healthy-eating experience," he added.

The evening included recipes, samples and cooking tips.

"Beef is one of the greater sources of protein out there," Orr said. "Beef is recognized as a very high-quality source of protein."

Also included in the evening's activities were contests, entertainment by Graysburg Hills Farm's Allstar Country Band, and a number of games.

Dairy Queen also sponsored a hamburger-eating contest.

 
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