People have always been interested in what cattle eat. Recent news stories have suggested that farmers and ranchers are increasingly looking to sources like candy, cereal or fruit peels to feed their cattle during the ongoing drought. The fact is that just like humans, cattle require the right mix of protein, carbohydrates, fats, minerals and […]
Are antibiotics in cattle overused and creating resistant bacteria? No, antibiotics actually have helped improve food safety.
Myth: Antibiotics in cattle are overused, resulting in resistant bacteria. The Facts: Antibiotics in cattle are used carefully by farmers and ranchers in cooperation with veterinarians. Antibiotics in cattle are used to prevent, control and treat disease and raise safe beef. All drugs used to raise food animals are extensively tested and monitored. And each […]
Myth: The price of beef has made people eat less beef. The Facts: Consumers are seeing higher food prices when shopping and dining out, but despite the increased cost of beef, all of the beef being produced in the U.S. is being consumed. People around the world are consuming the entire inventory of delicious steaks, roasts and […]
Myth: I don’t trust the safety of our meat supply because there are no guidelines in place for slaughter or inspection. The Facts: The United States has worked hard to have one of the safest food supplies in the world. The Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) is required by law to […]
Myth: Beef from 100 cows is in my ground beef patty, which makes it less safe for me to consume. The Facts: All ground beef trim must meet stringent food safety guidelines set forth by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), therefore the number of cows whose lean […]
Myth: Farmers and ranchers leave their cattle to fend for themselves in frigid winter conditions, such as the polar vortex and winter storm Ion. The Facts: Winter is tough on all of us – people, cattle, dogs, cats – every living thing is struggling to stay warm in the sub-zero temperatures that the polar vortex has caused across […]