We study property (β) in Köthe-Bochner sequence spaces E(X), where E is any Köthe sequence space and X is an arbitrary Banach space. The question of whether or not this geometric property lifts from X and E to E(X) is examined. We prove that if dim X = ∞, then E(X) has property (β) if and only if X has property (β) and E is orthogonally uniformly convex. It is also showed that if dim X < ∞, then E(X) has property (β) if and only if E has property (β). Our results essentially extend and improve those from  and .