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


Nebraska reaches $1 billion in beef exports in 2014

The benchmark sets a new record for the state.
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Guest Commentary

Feed consumers the facts

A refresher on the feed process for cattle that you can take to your customers and consumers.
Has there ever been a point in history when consumers have so actively demanded an information exchange about the foods we eat?
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Cargill sells Texas cattle feed yard to California-based family operator

20 jobs preserved as Lockney facility remains open in wake of Plainview beef processing plant's 2013 shutdown.
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Cover Story

Certified Angus Beef: Brand Champions

Certified Angus Beef’s go-to-market strategies have kept the brand growing at a very steady pace, even through turbulent economic times.
In October 2014, Certified Angus Beef LLC reported its eighth consecutive year of record sales of its Certified Angus Beef brand — and the 10th consecutive fiscal year that the brand had achieved year-over-year growth.
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J.R. Simplot Co. and Caviness Beef Packers to build new Idaho beef processing plant

Construction of the nearly 300,000 sq-ft-plant would begin in spring 2015 with an expected fall 2016 opening.
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U.S. to permit beef imports from Ireland

Authorities estimate annual exports could be worth at least 25 million euros ($30 million).
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Interventions for the non-scientist

As a business major in college, the math and some of the science classes I had to take were labeled as “(blank) for the non-scientist.”
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Meat Science Review: Marbling still drives U.S. consumer beer-flavor preferences

The 2011 National Beef Quality Audit showed that beef retailers and foodservice operators identified beef flavor as the primary attribute of importance when defining eating satisfaction.
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NAMA and Urner Barry announce new 'Beef Book'

North American Meat Association and Urner Barry announce the release of The Beef Book, Fundamentals of The Beef Trade from Ranch to Table.
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USDA seeks input on new beef promotion order

The new order would be in addition to the existing beef checkoff program.
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Sponsored Webinar

Optimizing the Efficacy of Antimicrobial Application on Meat & Poultry

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


Eastern National Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest

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

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

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


January 2015

The first NP issue of 2015 features January's cover story: Certified Angus Beef; as well as How to Respond to a Food Crisis, Pep in Poultry’s Step, and so much more!

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Independent Processor


December 2014

The December issue of IP features cover story: A full Haus, Mike Sloan’s award-winning bratwursts draw visitors to the Hermann Wurst Haus by the thousands.

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The National Provisioner Source Book

The Sourcebook is an exclusive buyer’s guide and reference tool for product and supplier information in the meat, poultry and seafood marketplace.

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