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Safe. From our farm to your table.

By Shannon Sparks Being a mother isn’t always easy. But it’s always worth it. You want the best for your children, but sometimes you question the decisions you make. Do we buy the expensive baby swing or do we opt for the more economical one? What are the right food choices for nutrition and safety? [...]

From pasture to plate: Lessons in beef production

By Julie Vrazel If you're like me, you buy your beef based on taste, price and nutrition. But where did that meat come from? Growing up on a cow-calf operation and showing cattle across the Lone Star State, I actively participated in all aspects of beef production. From pasture to plate, I was involved in [...]

October 1, 2013|Categories: Beef|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Don’t worry, Chipotle, conventional beef is okay

By Amanda Hill I read last week that Chipotle is considering changing its stance on serving beef treated with antibiotics in its restaurants. Part of the company’s marketing plan has been to sell “naturally raised meat” that’s been raised “the right way,” so its statement really turned some heads. Hey, Chipotle, I think treating animals when they [...]

August 20, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Animal care is my responsibility

By Justin Dauer I’m often puzzled by the notion that livestock are abused in pursuit of the almighty dollar. I know some of that sentiment is generated by images seen on television or the internet of animal mistreatment. Just to set the record straight, I think anyone who abuses livestock should be out of the [...]

Texas beef from farm to fork

By Amanda Hill Nothing makes my mouth water more than a steak—cooked medium, perfectly light pink in the center—for dinner. When I was approached  to attend the Texas Beef Council's Farm to Fork event in Fort Worth a few weeks ago, I figured we'd be eating a lot of steak. My mouth was watering just [...]

November 13, 2012|Categories: Beef|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment