LEXINGTON, KY. (May 19, 2017) – On Friday, May 19, Beef Solutions, LLC received funding from the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund. Beef Solutions, LLC was formed to provide a pathway for Kentucky’s cattle producers to enter the market for locally produced and marketed ground beef, guiding the product from the Kentucky farm to the meat counter.
Beef Solutions will provide a way for Kentucky consumers to purchase local ground beef and a way for Kentucky retailers to have a reliable, source verified product. While it will probably be fall before the product hits the shelves, the venture will provide a fresh, local 80/20 Kentucky ground beef product, “Kentucky Cattlemen’s Ground Beef”, that will be available to purchase in 1 pound packages.
“Our producers are thrilled to finally be able to offer Kentucky beef to consumers across the Commonwealth,” stated Dave Maples, Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association Executive Vice President. “As the largest beef producing state east of the Mississippi River, it is only fitting that we have our very own Kentucky beef product.”
The funding through the Agricultural Development Board includes a grant in the amount of $127,096 to begin operations and sustain the business until its operations have reached a sufficient scale to sustain itself. The project will be worked on throughout the summer and a plan for a Kentucky Proud ground beef product to be on Kroger shelves is planned for Fall 2017. For more information contact the KCA office at 859-278-0899.
Visit the official product website at www.kentuckycattlemensbeef.com.
Beef Solutions is a single-owner Limited Liability Company, owned by the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association, Inc., a 501 (c)(5) member-driven organization of cattle producers in Kentucky, consisting of 99 chapters across the Commonwealth and representing the interests of Kentucky’s 38,000 cattle producers.