Beef Retail

My Beef Checkoff: April dairy edition

The beef checkoff Eat Better. Eat Veal. retail promotion ended March 28. The checkoff is excited at the number of entries and interest in this year’s first quarter promotion. Look for the winner and results in next month’s issue. FULL STORY »

My Beef Checkoff: April beef edition

The beef industry has embraced Beef Quality Assurance (BQA), funded in part by the beef checkoff, because it is the right thing to do, and certification shows producers’ commitment to raising the best beef possible. And for a second year, the checkoff-funded BQA program is offering beef producers the chance to become certified at no cost, thanks to a partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. and the Beef Cattle Institute, housed at Kansas State University. The cost of BQA certification normally is $25 to $50; from now until April 15, 2014, however, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. will defray the cost of the certification or recertification, making it free. FULL STORY »

Feeder cattle review: Weather, light receipts limit market action Play video

By midweek weather patterns had turned spring-like across much of the United States and despite already record-high price levels, “grass fever” is bound to be an epidemic for the balance of the month. FULL STORY »

Cooking with beef: Moroccan beef and sweet potato stew

Let your slow cooker do the work, while your house is filled with the scent of cinnamon, garlic and onions. Serve over couscous for a balanced meal. FULL STORY »

Cooking with beef: Classic tenderloin with cranberry drizzle

Nothing satisfies your family’s hunger — and nutritional needs — like beef. Packed with ten essential nutrients, beef helps fuel healthy and active lifestyles at all life stages. FULL STORY »

Is consumer optimism behind higher food prices?

The America Farm Bureau Federation’s latest Marketbasket Survey shows that shoppers are paying more for food in grocery stores compared to the first half of 2013. FULL STORY »

How to grow beef demand

Price, food safety and product quality are the most important demand drivers on which the beef industry should focus to have the most compelling effects on beef demand in the long term. FULL STORY »

Commentary: On the meaning of ‘natural’

We love the term, especially if it’s plastered on the front of our food packaging. But if we drill down a bit, we discover that the term ‘natural’ has different meanings for different products. FULL STORY »

Amazon expanding its online grocery delivery service

Online grocery ordering is nothing new, but for consumers along the West Coast, one Internet giant will soon be offering home delivery of meat, milk and produce grocery items. FULL STORY »

Beef can help with weight management

In mid-April, 370 Registered Dietitians from across the country met in Indianapolis for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group symposium, where they heard from beef protein satiety researcher Heather Leidy, PhD, and weight management expert Molly Gee, MEd, RD, LD. FULL STORY »

Jolley: Do Memorial Day sales signal a permanent downturn?

The stats are in and Memorial Day weekend beef sales were disappointing, not exactly the great kickoff to the summer grilling season we wanted. FULL STORY »

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