Beef News

Environmentally friendly cattle production (really)

Contact(s): Layne Cameron Media Communications,  Jason Rowntree Animal Science, Courtesy of Michigan State University Three hundred years ago, enormous herds of bison, antelope and elk roamed North America, and the land was pristine and the water clean. However, today when cattle congregate, they’re often cast as the poster animals for overgrazing, water pollution and an…

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By: Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Cow-calf producers use a variety of efficiency measures to help manage production systems. Many of these are technical efficiencies that capture physical measures of output and input use and range from very specific measures to more broad-based values that incorporate a range of production components. For example, pregnancy…

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New Concepts for U.S. Beef and Pork Dishes Highlighted at Foodex Japan

Noting that booming meat demand among Japanese consumers continues to gain momentum, the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) seized the opportunity by introducing new and unique U.S. beef and pork dishes at Asia’s largest food trade show. USMEF’s efforts at Foodex Japan, which attracted more than 80,000 visitors over four days (March 6-9), were funded…

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Tell Us About the Impact of VFD Rules on Your Herd

By Larry Howard, Nebraska Extension Educator and Phil Durst, Michigan State University Extension Educator   Key questions to be answered are what the impacts of those changes have been on health management of herds and herd performance. Photo courtesy of Troy Walz.   Managing the health of your herd is a primary responsibility of all…

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Meat Institute Launches Product Center Detailing Nutritious Prepared Meat Product Choices

Washington, DC, March 7, 2018—With tens of thousands of products available, the number prepared meat product choices with categories such as bacon, hot dogs and deli meats is seemingly endless. Now a new resource aims to assist consumers and health professionals that are seeking products fitting particular nutrition profiles such as “low fat”, “reduced sodium”…

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