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  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    09/06/2016 3:49:38 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 90 replies
    When we had our first home and my husband and I began cooking together, we acquired a copy of Julia Child’s ‘Mastering the Art of French Cooking’ from a book club. Being ignorantly ambitious, we decided to first try Boeuf Bourguignon.We must have done a lot wrong because in the end, a can of Dinty Moore with a splash of cheap red would have been superior to our sad product; but we learned our lesson, and realized that we needed to know a lot more about cooking before attempting something like that. We never tried that particular dish again, until...
  • Swedish Govt Spends Millions Telling Citizens To Eat Insect “Meat” To End Climate Change

    05/14/2016 2:52:58 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 51 replies
    Active Post ^ | April 29, 2016 | Joseph Jankowski
    The Swedish government is taking an extremely bizarre commitment to fighting climate change by spending large sums of taxpayer money to develop 'meat' made from mealworms and crickets. Vinnova, the Swedish government agency that distributes money for research and development, is spending some 2.7 billion kronor ($261 million) to replace conventional meat with 'climate-friendly' insect 'meat' and other strange alternatives. Yum… Breitbart News reports: Green activists and the United Nations are behind such political initiatives as 'Meat Free Mondays' — a gateway to full vegetarianism — which are based on the premise that meat consumption is driving man-made climate change....
  • If anything, globalization increased the cost of meat in America

    04/19/2016 5:19:56 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 19, 2016 | Sierra Rayne
    Returning to this quote from Kevin Williamson's well-known article from National Review: The manufacturing numbers -- and the entire gloriously complex tale of globalization -- go in fits and starts: a little improvement here, a little improvement there, and a radically better world in raw material terms (and let's not sniff at those) every couple of decades. Go back and read the novels of the 1980s or watch The Brady Bunch... ...the cost of butter was not a major financial concern for well-to-do families in the 1980s, or now. But another of Williamson's points needs to be addressed: the...
  • How to Make the Best Burger

    04/10/2016 5:47:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 72 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 5, 2016 | Nina Sovich
    <p>Stand away from the grill, chefs say, and use a skillet. ‘Making a medium-rare burger is actually a good test of a young chef’s abilities.’</p> <p>The ingredients are simple—salt, pepper, ground meat and the inalienable belief that any American can make a decent hamburger.</p>
  • Demand for farm loans surges amid low crop, cattle prices

    12/01/2015 11:56:56 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 1, 2015 2:54 PM EST | Roxana Hegeman
    The nation's net farm income is the lowest since 2002, and with another year of low commodity prices, demand for agriculture loans is surging as farmers struggle to make ends meet. [...] Agricultural lenders say they are seeing people who had operating loans requesting larger ones, and some who had operated with cash are borrowing money. But it's unlikely the current run on loans will be anything like the farm credit crisis of the 1980s, when those who survived the significant year-to-year losses were without large debts to repay. ...
  • Recall issued for ground beef because of E. coli risk

    11/03/2015 2:19:45 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 36 replies
    KDVR ^ | 11/2/15 | Staff
    WASHINGTON — Nearly 168,000 pounds of ground beef is being recalled due to potential E. coli contamination. Federal food safety inspectors found the bacteria in meat that was packaged by All American Meats in Omaha, Neb., prompting regulators to issue a recall on Sunday for a massive batch of the company’s products that may also be affected. The ground beef items were produced on Oct. 16, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: 80-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef 80% Lean 20% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 62100. 80-lb. (approximate weight) boxes...
  • Beef Isn't For Dinner Anymore as Americans Devour Cheaper Pork [Bloomberg Link Only]

    10/05/2015 7:33:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    Bloomberg [Link Only] ^ | October 4, 2015 | Lydia Mulvany
  • Love Trump but he's wrong re: Japan not wanting US beef

    Japanese beef imports to drop further than thought Japan, the world's largest importer of US beef, will see imports shrink further than previously expected, as exportable supplies of the meat tighten. The US Department of Agriculture bureau in Tokyo forecast Japanese beef imports falling to a five-year low of 727,000 tonnes this year, 13,000 tonnes below the department's official forecast. The forecast came despite an increased forecast for consumption, of 1.24m tonnes, narrowly higher year on year. However, the extra consumption will be met from stocks rather than imports, which will drop for a second successive year, as exportable supplies...
  • Ground Beef Contains Dangerous Bacteria, Study Finds

    08/24/2015 9:47:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 102 replies ^ | 08-24-2015 12:05 PM ET | Alexandra Siffelin
    Store-bought ground beef often contains a variety of bacteria that can make humans sick and is resistant to the drugs used to treat it, according to new data from Consumer Reports. While most bacteria in meat can be killed when cooked correctly, many Americans prefer to eat their meat rare, putting them at a greater risk for illness—especially when the meat comes from conventionally raised cows, which are treated with antibiotics and hormones, according to a new Consumer Reports study. The study found that nearly 20% of ground beef in the U.S. tested from conventionally raised cows had bacteria resistant...
  • DJ, Musician Moby Tells Drought-Shamed Californians To Skip Showers So They Can Eat Beef Responsibly

    06/15/2015 7:26:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | June 15, 2015
    California’s drought is serious and the state’s uber-thirsty beef industry is taking a huge hit. Now, the Grammy Award-winning DJ, musician and very vegan artist Moby is the face of a new campaign that let’s folks ‘have their steak and eat it, too,’ even in these drought-shaming times. Just skip showers. Skip Showers For Beef is a grassroots movement borne from the premise that every four ounces of beef takes about 450 gallons to produce, the equivalent of 26 showers. The organization reached out to eco-conscious Moby to help get their message across: stop showering. In a new black and...
  • Woman Punched in Beef Teriyaki Sandwich Robbery: SFPD

    A man was arrested for robbing a woman of her beef teriyaki sandwich in San Francisco's Ingleside neighborhood on Thursday afternoon, according to police. The 61-year-old victim set her sandwich down on a table at an establishment in the 1200 block of Ocean Avenue and then went to get a drink. When she returned, a 23-year-old man was at the table eating her sandwich, police said. The woman confronted the man, who punched her in the face and fled. Police arrested him a short time later. The woman was taken to a hospital with pain to her face, but her...
  • Pakistan Sends Packaged Beef as Disaster Relief to Nepal, a Majority Hindu Country

    05/01/2015 7:27:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/01/2015 | Debra Heine
    Packets of “beef masala” that were sent to Nepal as part of a disaster relief package from Pakistan are causing major heartburn in the Hindu Himalayan country, which treats cows as sacred.According to the Daily Mail, the development could “trigger diplomatic acrimony” between the countries. Indian doctors at Kathmandu’s Bir Hospital told Mail Today that packets of ‘beef masala’ were sent by Pakistan on Tuesday as part of relief aid to the temblor survivors. These doctors – drawn from Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital, Safdarjung Hospital and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) — are members of a...
  • Mad Cow Disease In Texas Man Has Mysterious Origin

    04/16/2015 10:41:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    It began with anxiety and depression. A few months later, hallucinations appeared. Then the Texas man, in his 40s, couldn't feel or move the left side of his face. He thought the symptoms were because of a recent car accident. But the psychiatric problems got worse. And some doctors thought the man might have bipolar disorder. Cattle feeding practices have been changed in an effort to halt the spread of mad cow disease. THE SALT Mad Cow Disease: What You Need To Know Now Eventually, he couldn't walk or speak. He was hospitalized. And about 18 months after symptoms began,...
  • Lab-Grown Burgers Become So Cheap, They Might be in Supermarkets Soon

    04/10/2015 7:44:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Sputnik International ^ | April 7, 2015
    Scientists in the Netherlands are one step closer to producing a viable lab-grown alternative to the conventional beef burger patty. Last year, Professor Mark Post and his team of scientists at the Maastricht University in the Netherlands produced the first prototype of a lab-grown burger. Benefits of this new burger production method include a decrease in animal slaughter, savings in land, water, and energy use required for livestock, and a reduction in greenhouse gases. The project has faced several hurdles, though, not the least of which was the enormous price tag of 250,000 Euros, or $273,000. That was roughly how...
  • Price of Ground Beef Hits Record in February: $4.238 Per Pound

    03/24/2015 12:20:19 PM PDT · by iowamark · 39 replies
    CNS ^ | 3/24/15 | Ali Meyer
    The average price of a pound of ground beef climbed to another record high in February, hitting $4.238 per pound, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In August 2014, the average price for a pound of all types of ground beef topped $4 for the first time, hitting $4.013, according to the BLS. In September, the average price jumped to $4.096 per pound; in October, the average price climbed to $4.154 per pound; and in November, the average price climbed to $4.201 per pound. In December, the price declined slightly to $4.156 per pound....
  • In a first, Indian state bans possession and sale of beef

    03/06/2015 9:18:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 5, 2015 | Staff
    The state that includes Mumbai, India’s financial capital, this week became the first in the country to ban the possession and sale of beef, imposing fines and up to five years in prison for violations. The ban in the populous western state of Maharashtra, which was passed this week, came as an amendment to a 1972 law prohibiting the slaughter of cows, which has been expanded to ban the slaughter of bulls, bullocks and calves. The slaughter of water buffaloes will still be allowed, subject to permission from the authorities.
  • Pictures from an intervention: Venezuela Government takes over Hato El Charcote

    01/09/2005 5:18:21 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 13 replies · 1,286+ views
    The Devil's Excrement (Venezuela) ^ | Jan. 9, 2005 | Miguel Octavio
    The Government of Cojedes state took over as proimised the British owned cattle ranch Hato El Charcote. The Goveror stil claims they are respecing private property, but "it is not absolute" whatever that means. You can read more about it here, here and here. The people at the bottom are not part of the intervention, they are the invaders of the ranch, who are protesting because the Government apparently is not going to give them the intervened land, but it will be handed over to 28 cooperatives of farmers.
  • It’s Pork Over Beef in America for First Time Since 1952 [Link Only]

    02/03/2015 9:33:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 55 replies
    Bloomberg [Link Only] ^ | February 2, 2015 | Megan Durisin
  • US to resume first beef imports from Ireland since mad cow

    01/05/2015 7:50:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 5, 2015 8:38 AM EST
    Ireland says the United States will permit imports of beef from the country—the first European Union state allowed to resume sales since the mad cow disease scare over 15 years ago. Simon Coveney, Ireland’s minister for agriculture, food and the marine, issued a statement Monday announcing that access to the lucrative U.S. market came after American authorities inspected Ireland’s beef production systems. Authorities estimate annual exports could be worth at least €25 million ($30 million). …
  • $4.20 Per Pound: Price of Ground Beef Climbs to Another Record

    12/17/2014 10:49:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 91 replies
    CNS News ^ | December 17, 2014 | Ali Meyer
    The average price of a pound of ground beef climbed to another record high -- $4.201 per pound -- in the United States in November, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In August 2014, the average price for a pound of all types of ground beef topped $4 for the first time, hitting $4.013, according to the BLS. In September, the average price jumped to $4.096 per pound, and in October, the average price climbed to $4.154 per pound. In November, the average price hit the highest price ever recorded -- $4.201 per pound.
  • $4.10 Per Pound: Ground Beef Price Climbs to Another Record High

    10/22/2014 7:50:57 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 49 replies
    cns news ^ | 10-22-2014
    The average price for a pound of ground beef climbed to another record high--$4.096 per pound--in the United States in September, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In August, according to BLS, the average price for a pound of all types of ground beef topped $4 for the first time--hitting $4.013.  In September, the average price jumped .083 cents, an increase of 2.1 percent in one month. A year ago, in September 2013, the average price for a pound of ground beef was $3.502 per pound. Since then, it has climbed 59.4 cents--or about...
  • Texas ground beef recalled due to possible metal pieces

    10/07/2014 7:56:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 5, 2014 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Texas groceries had likely removed by Sunday morning all ground beef from store shelves that was subject to a recall due to possible contamination from tiny pieces of metal, an executive at the company which recalled the product said. Sam Kane Beef Processors, based in Corpus Christi, Texas, recalled nearly 91,000 pounds of ground beef shipped between Sept. 9 and Sept. 18 to Texas retail outlets, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in a news release on Saturday. Consumers in four separate incidents reported finding pieces of metal about 3 mm in size in beef products, and one...
  • New Record: Pound of Ground Beef Tops $4 for First Time

    09/17/2014 11:19:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    CNS News ^ | September 17, 2014 | Ali Meyer
    Although the overall Consumer Price Index dropped by 0.2 percent in August, the price index for food rose 0.2 percent, with the average price for a pound of ground beef rising to $4.013 per pound--the first time it has ever topped $4 per pound. In July, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average price for a pound of ground beef had been $3.884 per pound—which was the record price up to that point. From July to August, the average price jumped 12.9 cents, an increase of 3.3 percent in one month.
  • Average Price of Ground Beef Hits All-Time High

    08/20/2014 5:47:09 AM PDT · by xzins · 69 replies
    CNS ^ | August 19, 2014 | Ali Meyer
    ( – The average price for all types of ground beef per pound hit its all-time high -- $3.884 per pound -- in the United States in July, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). That was up from $3.880 per pound in June. A year ago, in July 2013, the average price for a pound of ground beef was $3.459 per pound. Since then, the average price for a pound of ground beef has gone up 42.1 cents--or about 12 percent. Five years ago, in July 2009, the average price for a pound of...
  • Average Price of Ground Beef Hits All-Time High

    08/19/2014 1:57:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 67 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 19, 2014 | Ali Meyer
    The average price for all types of ground beef per pound hit its all-time high -- $3.884 per pound -- in the United States in July, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). That was up from $3.880 per pound in June. A year ago, in July 2013, the average price for a pound of ground beef was $3.459 per pound. Since then, the average price for a pound of ground beef has gone up 42.1 cents--or about 12 percent. Five years ago, in July 2009, the average price for a pound of ground beef...
  • Cargill to close beef plant, cites cattle shortage

    07/30/2014 1:43:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2014 4:14 PM EDT
    Cargill plans to close a Milwaukee beef-processing plant which employs about 600 people on Friday due to a shortage of cattle. A Midwest drought in 2011 and 2012 hurt cattle levels, said Cargill spokesman Mike Martin. Now, many herders are breeding the cattle they have and not selling them. U.S. beef cattle herd is at its lowest level since 1951, Cargill said. …
  • Scientists find beef production harmful to the environment (yeah, this again)

    07/26/2014 7:02:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 25/07/2014 - 08:12
    Production of beef is nearly ten times more damaging to the environment than any other form of meat production, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. American scientists measured the environment inputs required for beef production and concluded that beef cattle need 28 times more land and 11 times more irrigation water than pork, poultry, eggs or dairy. […] The scientists calculated that the amount of resources required for all the feed consumed by edible livestock and worked out the amount of hay, silage and concentrates such as soybeans required by the...
  • Return of 'pink slime': Customers flock back to controversial meat 2 years after sales plunged

    06/16/2014 4:50:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | June 16, 2014 | Bryan Keogh
    The leftover beef trimmings derisively known as 'pink slime' is making a comeback two years after a series of graphic news broadcasts devastated sales. Two of the largest makers of the ground beef product are reporting a rebound in customers thanks in part to rising prices of its higher-quality counterparts. Average ground beef prices have jumped 10 per cent this year to an all-time high of $3.808 per pound in April, according to the Bureau of Labor. Cargill Inc's sales of finely textured beef have tripled since March 2012, and the agriculture company now has about 400 customers for the...
  • Holy Cow! How Will You Celebrate Father’s Day?

    06/15/2014 5:18:13 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-15-2014 | MOTUS
    Still haven’t decided what to serve Pop for your Father’s Day cookout? Why not try your hand at a homemade version of Lady M’s new favorite burger: The Holy Cow!The “Holy Cow” includes an insouciant “wink” at the NSA’s “ICU”  programBrought to my attention by Gerard at American Digest and 'splained by Sploid, the “Holy Cow” was engineered by Red’s True Barbecue and is,“basically like sandwiching an entire cow” between the bun. Here’s what you’ll need. Carpaccio beef and olive (that’s the eyeball “winking” at you) 21-hour Texas-smoked brisket Juicy Lucy (melted cheese hidden inside a 100% steak burger) A...
  • Where’s the Beef? Michelle Obama's Kids’ Recipe Contest Winners Are Mostly Meat-Free

    06/11/2014 4:41:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    cns news ^ | 6/11/14
    ( - The White House announced on Wednesday that judges have picked 54 children whose “healthy lunchtime” recipes have earned them a trip to Washington, D.C., to dine with First Lady Michelle Obama next month. Beef and pork producers may not be pleased to learn that of all the recipes chosen from every U.S. state and territory, only a handful have meat as an ingredient if their title is any indication – Chi-Irish Sheppard’s Pie, Mexican Haystack and Mediterranean Kabob. Instead, vegetables, fish and poultry dominate the list. Winning recipes include “Veggie Spaghetti,” “Over the Rainbow Veggie Pancakes,” “Mo-Rockin' Meatless...
  • Woman Smashes Record by Eating 72-Ounce Steak in Under Five Minutes… Then She Did It Again

    05/27/2014 7:57:00 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 107 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 05-27-2014 | Mike Opelka
    Molly Schuyler, 34, reportedly weighs in at 120 pounds. However, on Monday, the professional competitive eater may have added to that total after she consumed two steaks, each weighing 72 ounces. Moreover, she accomplished this feat in under 15 minutes.
  • The 8 Hottest Steak Trends Across America

    04/23/2014 6:04:17 PM PDT · by kingattax · 39 replies
    Zagat ^ | 2-11-14 | By Kelly Dobkin
    It may have started with female-friendly chainlets like STK in the early 2000s, but lately chefs and restaurateurs all over the country are redefining the steakhouse in new and unexpected ways. Below, we've rounded up some of the most notable carnivorous trends of the last year - and shared our picks for the best places in the country to try them yourself. Vegetarians, turn away now.
  • Soaring Food Inflation Full Frontal: Beef, Pork And Shrimp Prices Soar To Record Highs

    04/17/2014 6:29:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    We previously noted that both beef and pork (courtesy of the affectionately named Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus) prices have been reaching new all time highs on an almost daily basis. It is time to update the chart. Below we show what a world in which the Fed is constantly lamenting the lack of inflation looks like for beef prices...
  • Sticker shock at the steak house; beef prices highest in 27 years

    04/15/2014 3:08:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Edd Hendee reached into the chilled glass case containing cold cuts of steak, the classic Texas entrée upon which he built his restaurant and his fortune, proudly showing off his merchandise like a jeweler displaying his diamonds. “This is a center cut filet,” he said. “It’s the very best filet you can possibly buy. And that’s why it’s expensive.” And lately, at the Taste of Texas restaurant in west Houston, it’s become even more expensive. “When the price goes from just under $20 a pound to us wholesale to almost $25 a pound, that’s almost a $5 increase in this...
  • Beef prices hit all-time high in U.S.

    04/09/2014 3:42:47 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 68 replies ^ | April 8, 2014 | David Pierson and Tiffany Hsu
    Come grilling season, expect your sirloin steak to come with a hearty side of sticker shock. Beef prices have reached all-time highs in the U.S. and aren't expected to come down any time soon. Extreme weather has thinned the nation's beef cattle herds to levels last seen in 1951, when there were about half as many mouths to feed in America. "We've seen strong prices before but nothing this extreme," said Dennis Smith, a commodities broker for Archer Financial Services in Chicago. "This is really new territory." The retail value of "all-fresh" USDA choice-grade beef jumped to a record $5.28...
  • Beef Prices Surge Most In A Decade As Food Inflation Soars

    03/19/2014 9:06:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 3/19/14 | tyler durden
    Just a month ago we warned that food inflation was on its way. Today we got the first confirmation that problems are on their way. While headline data washes away the nuance of what eating, sleeping, energy-using human-beings are paying month-in and month-out, the fact, as WSJ reports, that beef prices surged by almost 5% in February - the biggest change since Nov 2003 - means pinching consumers and companies pocketbooks that are still grappling with a sluggish economic recovery. "Things are definitely more expensive," exclaimed on mother of three, "I can't believe how much milk is. Chicken is crazy...
  • Price of Ground Beef Climbs to Another Record High

    03/18/2014 8:47:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 18, 2014 - 2:49 PM | Ali Meyer
    The seasonally adjusted price index for uncooked ground beef jumped 3.8 percent from January to February, as the average price for a pound of 100-percent ground chuck rose from approximately $3.59 in January to a new record high of $3.73 in February, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BLS’s seasonally adjusted price index measures the relative change in the price of product from a baseline of 100. From January to February, the price index for uncooked ground beef rose from 248.864 to 258.323, its highest level ever. The 258.323 price index also indicates that...
  • Cow Injures Two in Escape From Abattoir

    03/12/2014 4:30:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    The Local ^ | 12 Mar 2014
    A cow injured two men in central Germany on Wednesday while making a break for freedom from an abattoir. One of the victims was so badly hurt he had to go to hospital. A farmer in Hesse planned to take the eight-year-old cow to slaughter. But as he was unloading her from the truck, she bolted, injuring the 66-year-old driver on her way out. The animal raced about 500 metres away from the abattoir at Tann near Fulda at around 10am, eventually coming across two brothers who were walking down the road carrying tools. One of the men, a 53-year-old...
  • Question: Beef Sausage Patties

    03/03/2014 6:50:25 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 41 replies
    Mar 3, 2014 | Yosemitest
    Why can't I buy all-beef sausage patties, any more? It seems that none of the grocery stores are selling them.
  • Tomorrow’s hamburger may cost as much as today’s steak - Beef prices expected to rise through 2016

    02/22/2014 8:47:27 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 69 replies ^ | Feb. 21, 2014 | Catey Hill
    Beef: It’s what you can’t afford for dinner — for years to come. Retail beef prices are near record highs. During 2013, the price consumers paid for ground beef climbed roughly 5%, according to government data beef price data released Thursday finds that consumers paid an average of nearly $3.50 per pound for 100% ground beef. What’s more, experts say that climbing beef prices are here to stay. The USDA’s Economic Research Service projects that beef prices will rise faster than almost anything else this year. Don Close, a cattle economist with Rabo AgriFinance says he thinks prices this year...
  • Inside McDonald's quest for sustainable beef

    01/17/2014 10:49:28 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 65 replies
    Greenbiz,com ^ | January 6 2014 | Joel Makowr
    Today, McDonald’s announces that it will begin purchasing verified sustainable beef in 2016, the first step on a quest to purchase sustainable beef for all of its burgers worldwide.
  • Special Report: Lost hooves, dead cattle before Merck halted Zilmax sales

    01/01/2014 5:56:02 PM PST · by fella · 69 replies
    Reuters ^ | 30 Dec 2013 | By P.J. Huffstutter and Tom Polansek
    (Reuters) - The U.S. beef industry's dependence on the muscle-building drug Zilmax began unraveling here, on a sweltering summer day, in the dusty cattle pens outside a Tyson Foods Inc slaughterhouse in southeastern Washington state. As cattle trailers that had traveled up to four hours in 95-degree heat began to unload, 15 heifers and steers hobbled down the ramps on August 5, barely able to walk. The reason: The animals had lost their hooves, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture documents reviewed by Reuters. The documents show the 15 animals were destroyed. The next day, the hottest day of the...
  • Robot hamburger factory makes 360 Gourmet Burgers every hour...

    12/11/2013 2:31:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies
    Next Big Future Blog ^ | December 5, 2013 | Brian Wang
    Momentum Machines robot enables a restaurant can offer gourmet quality burgers at fast food prices. It does everything employees can do except better: * it slices toppings like tomatoes and pickles immediately before it places the slice onto your burger, giving you the freshest burger possible. * their next revision will offer custom meat grinds for every single customer. Want a patty with 1/3 pork and 2/3 bison ground to order? No problem. * Also, our next revision will use gourmet cooking techniques never before used in a fast food restaurant, giving the patty the perfect char but keeping in...
  • Any cattlemen out there?

    12/03/2013 2:18:20 PM PST · by TheRhinelander · 119 replies
    self | 12/3/2013 | TheRhinelander
    Any cattlemen out there? I'm thinking about raising one for meat. It would be more like free range veal as I'd get it in April and slaughter it in October. Any experience? Is this a good idea? I'm trying to avoid hay which is expensive. Is that long enough to get good weight? Anything to watch out for?
  • Early snow kills thousands of cattle in SD

    10/07/2013 6:29:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 306 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 7, 2013 7:10 PM EDT | Chet Brokaw
    A record-breaking storm that dumped 4 feet of snow in parts of western South Dakota left ranchers dealing with heavy losses, in some cases perhaps up to half their herds, as they assess how many of their cattle died during the unseasonably early blizzard. Meanwhile, utility companies were working to restore power to tens of thousands of people still without electricity Monday after the weekend storm that was part of a powerful weather system that also buried parts of Wyoming and Colorado with snow and produced destructive tornadoes in Nebraska and Iowa. At least four deaths were attributed to the...
  • America’s best chain steakhouses

    08/23/2013 2:25:11 PM PDT · by Sopater · 170 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 23, 2013
    There comes a time in just about everyone’s life when they feel the urge to eat some red meat. Sure, a supermarket steak cooked in a frying pan might suffice, but there’s nothing quite like the experience of going to one of those big chain steakhouses. We’ve come to depend on these places for a good steak and a cold beer, enjoyed in a comfortable and just-boisterous-enough atmosphere, with an overall experience that leaves you full and content. From sea to shining sea, it’s our right to have unrestricted access to chain steakhouses, darn it, and for that reason we...
  • Lab-grown burger tasted at event in London, said to require ketchup (Lacks FAT)

    08/05/2013 6:15:11 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies
    Engadget ^ | August 5, 2013 | Sharif Sakr
    A couple of tasters, who claim they're unpaid and impartial, are currently chomping their way through some very expensive artificial flesh at a publicity event in London. According to the BBC's science correspondent Pallab Ghosh, who is also at the gathering, the main feedback so far is that the meat -- which is presented as a burger -- isn't as juicy or tasty as the real thing, mainly because it's totally lean. The substance was created by a team at the University of Maastricht, with funding from none other than Google visionary Sergey Brin. Lead researcher Prof. Mark Post doesn't...
  • Info for this weekend's Grill fun: A Guide to Steak Cuts

    07/19/2013 6:27:56 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 46 replies
    The Daily Meal ^ | Jun 28, 2013
    Every summer weekend, grill masters and barbecue beginners alike will raise their tongs in pursuit of the perfect steak. But once grilling season is in full-swing, you may get tired of your go-to cut, or you may be on the hunt for more affordable options to feed the crowd. Choosing a new steak cut for your summer gathering doesn't have to be intimidating.
  • Israelis brand selves in solidarity with animals

    06/27/2013 1:59:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | June 27, 2013
    JERUSALEM -- Sasha Boojor squirmed and struggled as black-clad masked men yanked him out of a cage and branded him with a hot iron. While the smell of seared flesh was disturbing, he said, this shocking and painful act was worth it: He was showing solidarity with animals that suffer branding on farms around the world.
  • Giant T-Rex Burger, sold at Brandon Wendy’s, now extinct

    06/12/2013 7:03:21 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 24 replies
    Winnipeg Sun ^ | June 12, 2013 | Jim Bender
    Just when the Wendy’s in Brandon was getting the most publicity it has had in years, its burger buzz was killed. The Huffington Post created a sensation when it released a story Tuesday about the T-Rex Burger, a nine-patty monstrosity priced at $21.99 that was only being sold at the Brandon restaurant. The burgers were born after a fictional ad appeared in an edition of Sports Illustrated magazine nine years ago. Customers started requesting the artery-clogger and Wendy’s management had obliged almost daily for the past nine years — despite the fact it was not actually listed on the menu....