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  • beef boosts low iron levels
    Apr 1, 2013
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    America’s Increasingly Low Iron Levels Could Be Improved With Beef 6

    Blood banks are hungry for donations, but they're turning away many blood donors due to low iron levels. One cure is eating iron-rich beef....More
  • Mar 26, 2013
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    10 Best Steak Houses, PLUS 3 Awesome Beef Cookbooks 17

    As a beef producer, I have the luxury of having a deep freezer full of beef at my disposal. As a result, we grill pretty much year-round. But for most folks, May is the month to dust off the grill and start grilling again; luckily, this also coincides with May Beef Month, so it’s the perfect time to start talking steak with our consumers....More
  • costco wholesale supermarket news
    Mar 25, 2013
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    Price-Per-Pound Drives Consumer Beef Sales 3

    Costco is the nation’s largest retail seller of Prime and Choice beef, moving well over 500 million lbs./year. It doesn’t break out its beef sales, but total meat sales in fiscal 2012 were $5.1 billion....More
  • cost to buy a steaks rise in restaurants
    Mar 20, 2013
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    Is Steak The New Lobster?

    When you think of lobster, chances are you think of a special occasion. At $24/lb., most folks are certainly not going to eat lobster on a regular basis. Likewise, many are becoming increasingly concerned that the rising price of beef -- particularly the higher-value cuts like the ribeye and tenderloin -- is making our product too expensive for consumers. Is beef becoming the new lobster? Say it ain’t so!...More
  • heart healthy cuts of beef
    Mar 19, 2013
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    6 Heart-Healthy Beef Cuts To Include In Your Diet 12

    Every year, about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack, and about 600,000 people die from heart disease -- that’s one out of every four deaths. That makes heart disease the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control....More
  • meatless monday not practiced at penn state
    Mar 18, 2013
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    It’s "Meat-In" Monday At Penn State, Not Meat-Out 11

    Today is Monday, and for many, it’s a day to go meatless. College campuses across the country have adopted the Meatless Monday routine, offering vegetarian lunches to kick off the students’ school week. To counteract this trend, many college students are fighting back, promoting the importance of animal protein in the diet....More
  • meat inspector sequester is washington game
    Mar 14, 2013
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    Meat Inspector Furlough Is Just A D.C. Game 6

    Food inspection is a miniscule part of USDA’s budget, but it greatly impacts industry and consumers. Thus, the meat inspector furlough the perfect issue to use as a chip in Washington game-playing around the sequester....More
  • young concerns concerned with how to cook beef
    Mar 14, 2013
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    Checkoff Explores Next Generation Of Beef Consumers 5

    A new beef checkoff study is evaluating Millennials, which consists of 80 million people in the U.S., or one-fourth of the population. The study revealed that “this generation really enjoys beef, but they also have some beef issues, many of which relate to consumer education.”...More
  • winter on the ranch
    Feb 28, 2013
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    Red Meat Is Nature’s Multi-Vitamin, Says Study 8

    Have you ever heard the phrase, “overfed but undernourished?” This aptly describes the two-thirds of Americans who are considered overweight or obese. As a society, we are eating plenty, but are we getting the nutrients we need to thrive? And, if not, how does this impact our daily performance, longevity and future generations?...More

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