Proclamation

By the Governor of Alabama

WHEREAS, the beef cattle industry is one of the largest segments of the agricultural community, consisting of over 17,000 cattle farms statewide and representing a $2.5 billion industry; and

WHEREAS, cash receipts from the sale of cattle and calves in 2016 reached $558 million, which ranks second in cash farm income among Alabama farm commodities; and

WHEREAS, Alabama has more than 1,300,000 head of cattle and calves and ranks 16th in the United States in beef cow numbers; and

WHEREAS, there are over 30 lean cuts of beef containing high levels of zinc, iron, protein, B-vitamins and minerals; and

WHEREAS, the beef industry in response to consumer demands, continues to develop versatile, healthy, and high-quality beef products; and

WHEREAS, Alabama cattle producers make a vital contribution to the economy of Alabama by raising healthy cattle and preserving the land for the next generation; and

WHEREAS, the 11,500 members of the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association and Alabama CattleWomen’s Association encourage the people of Alabama to join with them in serving beef on Father’s Day:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama, do hereby proclaim June 18, 2017, as

Beef for Father’s Day

in the State of Alabama.

Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the Office of the Governor at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the 31st day of May 2017.

Kay Ivey

Governor