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: 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 […]
Myth: Cattle are only used for meat and the rest of the body is wasted after slaughter.The Facts: Cattle provide us with more than just meat, they also provide many other by-products you use every day. A by-product is a secondary item that is produced in addition to the principal product. Did you know that […]
Mary Lee Chin, MS, RD, Food and Nutrition Consultant in Denver, Colo. This is a topic of discussion within the beef industry. The following article does not represent the opinion of the Beef Checkoff or the U.S. Department of Agriculture. As a registered dietitian, I understand it can be difficult to be health and weight […]