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  • Sep 21, 2012
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    The ABC News Lawsuit Is A Long Shot 8

    Very few cattlemen will disagree that the BPI lawsuit against ABC News is necessary and right. But the fact is, as Americans, we love the First Amendment. So, while ABC News isn’t Oprah, the suit still faces an uphill challenge...More
  • Sep 13, 2012
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    BPI Announces $1.2-Billion Lawsuit Of ABC 11

    The legal hurdles for defamation are huge. Obviously, proving economic damage will be easy, and there certainly was a wealth of incorrect material presented by ABC regarding lean finely textured beef. But the sad fact is that when the media chooses to ignore facts and sensationalize a story, there’s little recourse for the aggrieved to take, even if a company, its employees, consumers and the public are injured in the process....More
  • Aug 28, 2012
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    Majority Of Beef’s Lost Dollars Due To Quality Grade Deficiencies

    Beef packers have spent years finding ways to add value to a carcass. Given the volume of cattle they handle, an extra 1¢/lb. can add up to millions of new dollars captured. Producers have also focused on adding value to calves and fed cattle. Yet there’s still more to be captured, according to the 2011 National Beef Quality Audit....More
  • Aug 16, 2012
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    Beef Checkoff Reworks Committee Structure 2

    How goes the checkoff? According to Craig Uden, a Nebraska cattle feeder and chairman of the Federation of State Beef Councils, the cattlemen who oversee the beef checkoff are working to keep the program as efficient as possible. During the 2012 Cattle Industry Summer Meeting, that effort involved reorganizing the committee structure, taking it from a total of 13 standing committees to four....More
  • Aug 9, 2012
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    2011 National Beef Quality Audit Take-Home Messages

    With the 2011 National Beef Quality Audit (NBQA) now published, what's the take-home message for cow-calf producers? Cattlemen showed they can make great strides when the industry tackles important issues, like carcass quality. But the 2011 NBQA identified food safety and flavor as among the important issues....More
  • May 11, 2012
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    Hype Trumps Science In LFTB Debacle 2

    Lean finely textured beef (LFTB), a product resulting from a process approved by the Food and Drug Administration 20 years ago, and used in hundreds of foods, as well as ground beef, was at the center of a controversy initiated by consumer media and stoked by social media. The sensational attention, in the face of science totally to the contrary, led to a precipitous decline in its use. The result was that BPI, maker of LFTB, announced this week the permanent closure of three of its four manufacturing plants....More
  • Apr 26, 2012
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    BSE Case An Issue Of Animal Health, Not Food Safety 2

    On April 24, USDA confirmed a positive test result of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in a dairy cow in California. USDA has confirmed this animal did not enter the human food or animal feed supply. USDA is conducting an investigation to confirm the origin and age of this animal. In a media conference held on Tuesday evening, Guy Loneragan, epidemiologist and professor of food safety and public health and at Texas Tech University, provided an update on the case....More
  • Apr 25, 2012
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    Angus VNR: Cut Costs, Add Value

    Troy Marshall, BEEF Cow-Calf Weekly editor and a registered Angus breeder from Burlington, Colo., talks about ways to add value to your cattle. This video news is provided by Certified Angus Beef LLC and the American Angus Association. Visit www.CABpartners.com or www.angus.org for more information....More
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