Beef News

Restrictive environment? Quality still pays

By Laura Conaway   No matter the environment, cattle should improve. That common thread links everything from sustainability to carcass utilization, Phil Bass told ranchers at the Florida Cattlemen’s Association annual convention in June. The University of Idaho meat scientist who spent years as the Certified Angus Beef ® brand’s “Dr. Phil” was addressing Floridians…

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BQA; A Commitment to Quality

By : John F. Grimes, OSU Extension Beef Coordinator What is Beef Quality Assurance (BQA)? BQA is a nationally coordinated, state implemented program that provides systematic information to U.S. beef producers and beef consumers of how common sense husbandry techniques can be coupled with accepted scientific knowledge to raise cattle under optimum management and environmental…

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Beltway Beef Podcast: Beltway Beef: Danielle Beck on FDA’s Fake Meat Hearing

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Beltway Beef podcast is ready for your listening pleasure and intellectual enrichment. This weekly commentary features NCBA members, leaders, staff and more every week.This week, fresh off testifying at the FDA’s Fake Meat hearing, NCBA’s Danielle Beck discusses how the hearing went, why USDA should have jurisdiction over #FakeMeat, and…

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A Blast from the Past, Genetic Decisions, Yellow Fat and Niche Markets

By :  Dr. Roy Burris, Beef Extension Professor, University of Kentucky It was 1974 and I had just started my career as a beef cattle researcher for Mississippi State University. I was part of projects on grazing systems and crossbreeding but was also starting a new project on finishing cattle in south Mississippi. We were…

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KANSAS EMBARKING ON CATTLE TRACEABILITY PILOT PROJECT

Courtesy of kla.org   KLA members and staff joined Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer and Kansas Ag Secretary Jackie McClaskey June 30 in Ellinwood to announce a cattle traceability pilot project. The announcement took place at Barton County Feeders, which is one of the many feedyards, ranches, auction markets and beef processing facilities cooperating on the…

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