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 […]
They all dropped meat from their diet, but went back after noticing changes in energy and health. A nutritious-diet is one of the most important factors in maintaining a happy and healthy lifestyle. It is important to listen to your body and identify the nutrients that are needed, including many of the nutrients found in […]
Myth: Ranchers aren’t doing anything about drug residues in beef. Fact: Farmers and ranchers are committed to raising safe, wholesome beef. In addition, the United States has a complex residue control system, with rigorous processes for approval, sampling, testing, and enforcement activities. The National Residue Program is designed to prevent the occurrence of violative levels […]
Jake and Carolyn Geis Rancher(s): Jake and Carolyn Geis Location: Tyndall, South Dakota Age: 28 & 26 Segment: Cow/calf Operation Name: Diamond Ranch Facts About Beef: Tell us a little bit about your operation and what you do at the Diamond Ranch? Jake Geis: My wife, Carolyn, and I own part of a cow/calf operation […]