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Farmers and ranchers are producing meat lower in fat and cholesterol. This has resulted in retail cuts that are 15 percent leaner, giving consumers better value for their dollar. Also, much leaner beef cuts are being produced than 20 years ago, resulting in 27 percent less fat reaching the retail case than in 1985.
March 6, 2012
In January I traveled with the Texas Beef Leaders to College Station to attend the Beef 706 course put on by Texas A & M University and the Texas Beef Council for cattle producers. It is a two day hands-on educational experience and it is a whole lot of fun.
Beef 706 is a Beef Checkoff funded program where you can learn about beef quality and safety issues and how they affect your operation. It is a unique opportunity to not only see, but to experience the quality challenges facing our industry. You learn what factors affect beef’s palatability and receive information to help you utilize your herd’s genetics, feedyard performance, and carcass characteristics. You get to work with other Texas beef producers to fabricate a carcass with the help of a cutting instructor. Of course this was my favorite part of the course. I encourage all Texas beef producers to participate in the course in the future if you can. It was a great experience and I really learned some information that I can use back home with our own herd. There is also a Youth Beef 706 program for young cattle/beef enthusiasts.
February 21, 2012
It's calving season at MJ Brahmans and that means lots of cute long eared baby Brahmans running around. MJ Brahmans is located just north of the East Pineywoods in Texas and is run my Jim & Melissa Laurent and their daughter, Mandy-Jo. You can learn more about MJ Brahmans on their Facebook page and on Melissa's blog Humpin' it in the Boonies…
February 14, 2012
The Chickenman and I will be celebrating tonight with a candlelit Prime Rib Dinner out in Mount Pleasant at Uptown Bliss with our friend Faustine.
Did you know that more than half (51%) of Americans surveyed believe serving beef to someone best says “I love you,” more than all other proteins combined. It’s love at first bite.
The Beef in an Optimal Lean Diet (BOLD) study, conducted by researchers at The Pennsylvania State University, found consuming lean beef daily as part of a heart-healthy diet lowered LDL “bad” cholesterol by 10 percent, which was just as effective as the DASH diet. This research provides convincing support that nutrient-rich lean beef can be an everyday part of a heart-healthy diet.
Big news for beef lovers!
Humpy Valentine’s Day and we hope you get to enjoy a juicy, heart-healthy beef dinner with those you love!