Sept. 10 2018
We are in the dairy business with milk being our primary source of revenue, but ultimately, we also sell beef
Dec. 15 2017
The value that dairy calves, heifers, cows, bulls, and steers have in the beef industry is significant. In fact, dairy animals of all types are estimated to contribute 20 to 25 percent in any given year...
Oct. 24 2017
Our first LimFlex-sired bull calf arrived last week. It represents the beginning of another herd size management strategy we’re slowly adopting
Oct. 16 2017
The proportion of Holstein-type animals going through U.S. beef processing plants has almost quadrupled the last five years
May 19 2017
When I went to the dentist a few weeks ago she was telling me about getting ready for a small family party for her son’s First Holy Communion
Jan. 31 2017
If there’s one thing dairy farmers know well, it’s that when prices go up, they’ll surely come back down
Nov. 14 2016
One meat, two meat, “green” meat, no meat. Dr. Seuss could have written a fantastic book about the wild ride that is the development of meat alternatives
Oct. 24 2016
The newest fad in shopping for meat looks a bit like a consumer walking out to a cattle yard or pasture, pointing at an animal, and saying, “I want that one.” In the past few years
July 18 2016
Which country tops the beef export charts? Since the turn of the century, India's beef exports have expanded rapidly. With that growth, the South Asian country surpassed Brazil to become the world's largest...
April 29 2016
Mental health issues are more prevalent in nonmeat eaters. Vegetarians are crazy! That might be the sentiment of those who relish a succulent steak and cannot fathom eliminating beef, lamb, pork, or poultry...
April 20 2016
Looking back, the intense fat-related studies of the 1960s and 1970s did not prove that removing saturated fats and replacing them with vegetable oils made people healthier. That was the hope of the research...
Feb. 8 2016
Not since the end of the USDA's Whole Herd Buyout Program has dairy cow culling surpassed that of their beef cow cousins. However, that is exactly what happened in 2015 as beef producers retained cows...
Feb. 8 2016
Last week, San Francisco-based Memphis Meats posted a video online revealing what they say is the world's first lab-grown meatball. That meatball was created in their laboratory, where they have been working...
Nov. 23 2015
The days of $500 day-old bull calves are probably gone for some time. Lower milk prices aren't the only disappointing news forecast for dairy producers in 2016. Foreign imports and continued rebuilding...
Nov. 2 2015
Processed and red meats have joined the ranks of tobacco, alcohol, coffee and shift work in the IARC's (International Agency for Research on Cancer) encyclopedia of carcinogens
Oct. 19 2015
At the turn of the 20th century, meat-processing facilities were a harried place. No literary work exposed the hectic and unsanitary conditions of Chicago's stockyards better than Upton Sinclair's The...
Oct. 19 2015
Red meat is packed with protein, but it doesn't have the same punch of omega-3 fatty acids that fish provides. Those omega-3 fatty acids are believed to lower the risk of coronary heart disease and improve...
Sept. 21 2015
Location drives real estate purchases. Label claims drive consumer food purchases. The comparison may seem exaggerated, but for today's consumers, cuisine is no laughing matter
Aug. 19 2015
Proper selection and preparation can make a difference. Like milk, beef has a unique combination of nutrients that support a healthy body. Beef is surprisingly lean. Over time, cattle have become more...