Beef

Covering the processing of beef, from steaks to ground beef and burgers.

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Government of Canada announces mandatory labeling of mechanically tenderized beef

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New labels will help improve food safety for Canadians, government says.
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Four Rancho Feeding employees indicted

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The four were charged with distribution of adulterated, misbranded and uninspected meat.
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New CEO of Aberdeen beef plant working on 5-year plan for facility

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Goal is to employ nearly 600 people while processing up to 1,000 head of cattle per day.
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BPI to resume operations in Garden City, Kansas facility

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The anticipated start date is August 18th.
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Queen city Sausage: The Independent Processor of the Year

As one of Cincinnati’s last remaining meat companies, Queen City Sausage excels at giving back to the community.
By Sam Gazdziak
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In 1965, Queen City Sausage was a fledgling sausage company in Cincinnati, a city full of established, well-known processors.
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Leucadia notes National Beef’s struggles with cattle supply in Q2 results

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National Beef recorded a first half pre-tax loss of $21.5 million in the quarter.
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Beef Products Inc. (BPI): Supplementing supply

With increasing demand for lean beef and shrinking supply driving growth at Beef Products Inc. (BPI), the company has continued to invest in making its processes even more sustainable.
By Andy Hanacek
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Beef Products Inc. (BPI) finds itself providing a much-needed product to the beef supply chain.
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New Glass Walls video tour shows how ground beef and hamburgers are made

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The tour is led by Birchwood Foods/Kenosha Beef President and CEO Dennis Vignieri.
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Cargill to close Milwaukee beef harvest facility

Company cites diminished cattle supply as factor.
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Cargill announced that it will close its Milwaukee, Wis., beef harvest facility.
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Colorado Premium Foods acquires Buedel Fine Meats & Provisions and Vlcek Fine Meats, Inc.

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Colorado Premium Foods today announced that it has acquired all of the assets and stock of Buedel Fine Meats & Provisions and Vlcek Fine Meats, Inc.
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EVENTS

Optimizing the Efficacy of Antimicrobial Application on Meat & Poultry

6/11/14
Online!
Contact: Adam Thomas
There are several intervention options available to processors for antimicrobial application, many of which can result in a cleaner label. Spraying antimicrobials on the product or into product packages is a newer technology that is gaining rapid acceptance. This webinar will take a close look at using spray technology to apply antimicrobials and help attendees determine if it is the best intervention method for their operations. Read More

2014 KENNETH & CAROLINE MCDONALD ENG FOUNDATION SYMPOSIUM

9/18/14
Embassy Suites
125 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX
United States
“Innovative Intensification in Cow-Calf Systems” is the second annual symposia to be sponsored by the Eng Foundation. Read More

Eastern National Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest

10/4/14
Wyalusing, PA
United States
The Eastern National Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest will be hosted by Cargill in Wyalusing, PA. Read More

American Royal Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest

10/19/14
Omaha, NE
United States
The American Royal Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest will be hosted by Nebraska Beef in Omaha, NE. Read More

International Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest

11/16/14
Dakota City, NE
United States
The International Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest will be hosted by Tyson Foods in Dakota City, NE. Read More

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Brenneman analyzes Butterball’s new animal care, well-being program

Rod Brenneman, CEO of Butterball, discusses his company's new Animal Care and Well-Being Program, his company's certification by the American Humane Association and further animal-handling initiatives, all officially announced in September 2013.

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National Provisioner

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August 2014

Check out the August 2014 issue of The National Provisioner, with features on dinner trends, wastewater management, and much more!

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Independent Processor

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August 2014

Check out the August 2014 issue of Independent Processor, with features on meat industry lobbying, the Independent Processor of the Year, and more!

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