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  • Jul 14, 2013
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    Health Publication Lists 8 Foods That Pack On Muscle 4

    Want to look leaner and have bigger muscles? Then chances are you’re already eating muscle-building foods like beef. Ranchers will be happy to know that Men’s Health magazine lists beef in its list of eight foods that will help build those biceps....More
  • Jul 3, 2013
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    Meat Market Update | Grilling Season Boosts Beef Sales

    Get a concise summary of how last week's beef trade impacted the cattle market and beef prices in the weekly Meat Market Update for BEEF Magazine....More
  • Jul 3, 2013
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    From Closet Vegetarians To Ex-Vegan Hate Mail: Can We Just Eat Meat In Peace? 21

    Your race, religion and political party affiliation aren’t the only markers we use today to sort people into groups. Now, food ideals are playing a huge part in how some people identify with others and how they define themselves....More
  • new pork names similar to beef cuts
    Jun 27, 2013
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    New Beef, Pork Names Don’t Do Us Any Special Favors 16

    New meat cut labels lump pork and beef cuts together. Is this good or bad for the industry?...More
  • smithfield get bought out by chinese company
    Jun 24, 2013
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    More Foreign Money Entering U.S. Meatpacking Sector

    Smithfield Foods has agreed to sell to a Chinese company. Should the deal go through, two foreign companies will own two venerable names in the meat industry....More
  • Jun 19, 2013
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    Does Red Meat Increase Diabetes Risk? 14

    Does red meat increase your chances of getting Type 2 diabetes? A new study released on June 17 by JAMA Internal Medicine has come to that conclusion, recommending that folks consume less red meat to reduce the epidemic of Type 2 diabetes. However, despite the research, I’m waving my B.S. flag on this one, and that doesn’t stand for bachelor of science....More
  • Beef checkoff grilling photo
    Jun 18, 2013
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    Consumers Face Sticker Shock At Meat Case This Summer 7

    While you’re spending time in the tractor baling hay this summer, you’ll likely hear the new beef campaign, “Beef, Above All Else,” featuring the voice of actor Garrett Hedlund. Ahead of that, however, the Beef It’s What’s For Dinner website has just been revamped, and the change can’t come soon enough....More
  • beef industry hot topics you should know
    Jun 4, 2013
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    5 Feel-Good Stories About Beef This Week 2

    All too often, we focus on the negative things being said about our industry in the media. Today, I want to look at the bright side of things, so I have rounded up five positive news stories related to the beef cattle industry that are definitely worth sharing with friends and family. Here are five items you may have missed....More
  • cost to run a cattle packing plant
    May 30, 2013
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    Beef Packers Stymied By Shortage Of Working Capital 1

    Beef packing plants require an enormous amount of money to operate efficiently. Many small companies, especially family-owned beef processing operations, have succumbed because of this....More
  • May 29, 2013
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    Beef Demand Is Soft In Kickoff To Summer Grilling Season 1

    Memorial Day is regarded as the kickoff weekend to summer. Even though the official start to summer doesn’t roll around until June 21, it’s evident that folks are ready for sunshine and summertime way before the calendar says summer is here! Whether it’s going to the beach, camping, hosting a backyard bonfire, or just spending time at home, there is one common theme that can be found at these summer social events -- barbecuing....More
  • May 9, 2013
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    Mark Bittman Tells Dr. Oz We Should Be Vegan Before 6 (VB6) 25

    I’m not sure Mark Bittman, New York Times food columnist, pleased anyone when he appeared on the Dr. Oz Show last week to promote his new book, “Vegan Before 6” (VB6). VB6 basically encourages folks to become “part-time vegans.”...More
  • may beef month by beef checkoff
    May 8, 2013
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    5 Ways To Celebrate May Beef Month 1

    It’s day eight of May Beef Month, and checkoff-funded celebrations showcasing America’s favorite protein are underway across the country. There are plenty of ways for all of us to enjoy beef throughout the month of May, and here are five exciting ways that beef is the star of the show this month....More
  • women eat steak to boost happiness
    Apr 24, 2013
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    Are Meat Eaters Happier Than Vegetarians? 10

    Red meat could cure the every day blues, according to new research....More

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