Myth: Beef doesn’t have a place on my plate as part of a healthy diet. Fact: Beef still has a place on your plate, and you can feel confident that there are a variety of ways to include beef on your plate as part of a healthy diet. Leading experts agree that when it comes […]
We all know beef tastes great, but did you know that beef can be good for you too? Here are some answers to your most pressing questions when it comes to beef and your health. Q: Can I enjoy beef regularly as part of a healthy, balanced diet? A: Absolutely! A 3-ounce serving of beef—about […]
Myth: Big beef uses antibiotics without regard for animal welfare or human health. Facts: Antibiotics are just one tool beef farmers and ranchers use to keep cattle healthy by treating and preventing the spread of illness. Cattle can pick up illnesses, just like humans, whether they’re out on pasture or in a feedlot with other […]
Myth: Raising beef isn’t sustainable. The Facts: To the beef community, sustainability means balancing environmental responsibility, social diligence and economic opportunity while meeting the growing global demand for beef. Improving the sustainability of beef is of the utmost importance to the cattlemen and women who are working to ensure the longevity of the industry and are […]
Myth: Meat consumption is too high, and this overconsumption is leading to increased health problems. There seems to be a lot of talk about the rise of beef consumption in Americans’ diets and suggestions that this is leading to health issues. You may wonder if we have too much meat on our plates or if […]
Drugs in meat? Not so. Farmers and ranchers work with veterinarians and animal nutritionists in order to protect the health of their animals and the health of consumers.
Myth: Drugs in meat including, growth hormones in cattle and antibiotics are overused in order to make them grow bigger and faster. It’s not good for the animals or for consumer food safety. You may be concerned about how drugs you have heard of, such as growth hormones in cattle and antibiotics, are used on […]
Myth: Vegetarian diets are healthier than diets that include meat According to a recent Gallup poll, only 5% of American adults consider themselves to be vegetarians. However, vegetarian diets are a frequent topic of conversation in the news and in daily conversations. With all the chatter about vegetarianism, you may want to find out if […]
Myth: Participating in Meatless Mondays is a simple step I can take to improve my own health and the health of our planet. With Meatless Mondays conversations swirling in the news, you may wonder if eating vegetarian meals one day a week can actually improve your health and help the environment in the process. But […]
Cows cause global warming? Incorrect. Beef production accounts for less emissions than you might think.
Myth: Cows cause global warming Beef and cattle production have been targeted as one of the United States’ biggest producers of greenhouse gas emissions. Many of the numbers say that livestock or cattle contribute as much as 18 percent of our overall greenhouse gas emissions. The Facts: Beef production and the environment…the truth Cattle are […]
There have been a multitude of questions about transglutaminase or “meat glue” lately. Let’s set the record straight on this safe, naturally-occurring enzyme that has been used for nearly two decades. What is Transglutaminase or “Meat Glue”? Transglutaminase (TG) or “meat glue” is a naturally-occurring enzyme, composed of simple amino acid chains. Why is TG […]
The entire beef community works every day to produce high-quality beef for Americans. So, where does it all begin? The beef lifecycle begins on a cow-calf operation; where farmers and ranchers maintain a herd of mama cows for breeding. First, cows (mature female cattle) and bulls (intact adult male cattle) are bred to produce calves. […]
There has been a great deal of discussion lately about how antibiotics are used in raising livestock. The reality is that farmers and ranchers take antibiotic use in livestock very seriously and continuously evaluate the way they use antibiotics based on the best possible science. In fact, for nearly 30 years, there have been quality […]
Lately there has been a lot of talk about water and agriculture, often missing from these conversations is that farmers and ranchers have been working for generations to conserve water resources, not just in recent years.