Beef Quality http://beefmagazine.com/taxonomy/term/6594/more en I Don't Appreciate What I Do Being Called "Farmed & Dangerous" http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/i-dont-appreciate-what-i-do-being-called-farmed-dangerous <div class="field-byline"> By Amanda Radke </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>When it comes to selling food, some brands have adopted fear mongering and an elite moral idealism. One of the biggest practitioners is the Chipotle burrito chain, which preys on consumer emotion by using campaign slogans like &ldquo;food with integrity&rdquo; and &ldquo;cultivate a better world.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/i-dont-appreciate-what-i-do-being-called-farmed-dangerous" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/i-dont-appreciate-what-i-do-being-called-farmed-dangerous#comments Beef Quality Thu, 03 Apr 2014 03:18:00 +0000 73191 at http://beefmagazine.com Will Crossing Two Clones From Prime, YG1 Carcasses Produce Similar Offspring? http://beefmagazine.com/selection-tools/will-crossing-two-clones-prime-yg1-carcasses-produce-similar-offspring <div class="field-byline"> By Burt Rutherford, BEEF Senior Editor </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A 10:30 p.m. phone call from a faculty member isn&rsquo;t something Dean Hawkins, head of the Division of Agriculture at West Texas A&amp;M University (WTAMU) in Canyon, usually looks forward to.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/selection-tools/will-crossing-two-clones-prime-yg1-carcasses-produce-similar-offspring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/selection-tools/will-crossing-two-clones-prime-yg1-carcasses-produce-similar-offspring#comments Selection Tools Beef Quality Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:39:00 +0000 73011 at http://beefmagazine.com <p><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt; mso-ascii-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-fareast; mso-hansi-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">Kelly Jones, a Ph.D. candidate at West Texas A&amp;M University in Canyon, holds Alpha the bull when he was a calf. Jones was the principle caretaker for Alpha and the three Gamma heifers, animals that resulted from a revolutionary cloning experiment that used muscle tissue from Prime, YG1 carcasses to produce live animals. </span></p> Consumers Hear Only Half The Story On Food-Borne Illness http://beefmagazine.com/blog/consumers-hear-only-half-story-food-borne-illness <div class="node-body blog-body">The beef industry's goal is zero foodborne illness. My intent isn’t to trivialize human disease; I fully recognize the gravity of the hospitalizations and death resulting from foodborne illnesses. However, to discuss such cases without reference to consumption is irresponsible. Of course, any effort by interests to drum up funding support is more effective if they cite 639,640 cases (the numerator) of foodborne illness, without considering the denominator and referencing that only 0.0006% of beef meals resulted in a foodborne disease. It’s also important to note that not all these cases are due to pathogens that came into the final food product source on the meat. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/consumers-hear-only-half-story-food-borne-illness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/consumers-hear-only-half-story-food-borne-illness#comments Animal Welfare Beef Quality Vet&#039;s Opinion Wed, 26 Mar 2014 03:08:00 +0000 72841 at http://beefmagazine.com Grass-Fed Vs. Grain-Fed Ground Beef -- No Difference In Healthfulness http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/grass-fed-vs-grain-fed-ground-beef-no-difference-healthfulness <div class="field-byline"> By Stephen B. Smith, Texas A&amp;M University </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Internet is awash in websites that proclaim the nutritional benefits of ground beef from grass-fed cattle. However, researchers in Texas A&amp;M University&rsquo;s Department of Animal Science have published the only two research studies that actually compared the effects of ground beef from grass-fed cattle and traditional, grain-fed cattle on risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type II diabetes in men. Was ground beef from grass-fed beef actually more healthful? No, the study found.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/grass-fed-vs-grain-fed-ground-beef-no-difference-healthfulness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/grass-fed-vs-grain-fed-ground-beef-no-difference-healthfulness#comments Beef Quality Beef Industry Products Beef Advocacy Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:51:00 +0000 72801 at http://beefmagazine.com There Is No Magical Cow Size That Guarantees Profitability http://beefmagazine.com/blog/there-no-magical-cow-size-guarantees-profitability <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I&nbsp;had several people this week dispute my statement from last week that biological efficiency doesn&rsquo;t vary among the accepted range in mature size in the industry (&ldquo;The Bearish Math On The Beef Industry Doesn&rsquo;t Add Up&rdquo;). The bottom line is that maintenance costs rise as mature size increases, but it&rsquo;s not a 1:1 relationship. In fact, the general rule of thumb is that maintenance costs are calculated by taking mature size to the .7 power.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/there-no-magical-cow-size-guarantees-profitability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/there-no-magical-cow-size-guarantees-profitability#comments Selection Tools Beef Quality Cattle Marketing Beef Industry Products My View From The Country Thu, 13 Mar 2014 20:34:00 +0000 72311 at http://beefmagazine.com The Beef Industry's Ultimate Goal Should Be A Satisfied Consumer http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-industrys-ultimate-goal-should-be-satisfied-consumer <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Begin with the end in mind. This is one of the principles Stephen Covey mentions in his &ldquo;Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.&rdquo; This &ldquo;habit&rdquo; can be defined and applied in several different ways, but it basically means that before starting a project, you should determine your ultimate goal and remain focused on that goal.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-industrys-ultimate-goal-should-be-satisfied-consumer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-industrys-ultimate-goal-should-be-satisfied-consumer#comments Beef Quality Tips For Profit Vet&#039;s Opinion Sun, 09 Mar 2014 23:21:00 +0000 72141 at http://beefmagazine.com The Bearish Math On The Beef Industry Doesn’t Add Up http://beefmagazine.com/blog/bearish-math-beef-industry-doesn-t-add <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The beautiful thing about economics is that it is still part art and not all science. Look hard enough and you can always find an economist to support your view. In fact, a lot of economic reports are created to justify a market position or view, rather than to accurately forecast or explain the market. Still, there&rsquo;s always a lot to be learned from these economists.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/bearish-math-beef-industry-doesn-t-add" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/bearish-math-beef-industry-doesn-t-add#comments Beef Quality My View From The Country Thu, 06 Mar 2014 20:02:00 +0000 72031 at http://beefmagazine.com What Will The Future Of Preconditioning Look Like? http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/what-will-future-preconditioning-look <div class="field-byline"> By Heather Hamilton Maude </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the future, preconditioning of calves will demand progress in the areas of health, accountability and transparency.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/what-will-future-preconditioning-look" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/what-will-future-preconditioning-look#comments Cow-Calf Beef Quality Stocker/Backgrounders Vaccination Tips For Profit Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:34:00 +0000 71691 at http://beefmagazine.com Akaushi Branded Beef Line Boasts Consistency, Taste http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/akaushi-branded-beef-line-boasts-consistency-taste <div class="node-body article-body">HeartBrand Beef is forging a consumer-driven path with the Akaushi breed of cattle. Akaushi is a revered Japanese breed of cattle, of which there’s a closely held nucleus in the U.S., that shatters most American cattle producers’ notions about Japanese cattle</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/akaushi-branded-beef-line-boasts-consistency-taste" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/akaushi-branded-beef-line-boasts-consistency-taste#comments Beef Quality Beef Marketing/Product Promotion People Tips For Profit Tue, 28 Jan 2014 10:00:00 +0000 70331 at http://beefmagazine.com Moderation And Choices, Not Hysteria, Will Fight Obesity http://beefmagazine.com/blog/moderation-and-choices-not-hysteria-will-fight-obesity <div class="node-body blog-body">Iowa teacher imparts valuable life lessons using a McDonald’s menu.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/moderation-and-choices-not-hysteria-will-fight-obesity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/moderation-and-choices-not-hysteria-will-fight-obesity#comments Beef Quality Beef Advocacy BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:35:00 +0000 70071 at http://beefmagazine.com