Beef

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Cargill to close Milwaukee beef harvest facility

Company cites diminished cattle supply as factor.
July 31, 2014
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.

July 30, 2014
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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Mechanically tenderized beef soon to require labels in Canada

July 22, 2014
These regulations will come into force as of August 21, 2014.
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Schmacon: Smoked & Cured Glazed Beef Slices

A National Provisioner Podcast
July 17, 2014
Andy Hanacek, Editor-in-chief, recently sat down with Howard Bender, CEO of Schmaltz Products, to discuss the company's newest product — Schmacon — which was the talk of the Restaurant Show floor in Chicago earlier this year.
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Registration Open for 2014 Cattle Industry Summer Conference

July 14, 2014
The conference features meetings of National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Cattlemen's Beef Promotion & Research Board, American National CattleWomen Inc. and National Cattlemen's Foundation.
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NAMA Announces 2014 Beef Safety Conference

July 11, 2014
Conference will cover “Pathogen Control and Regulatory Compliance in Beef Processing.”
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Registration opens for Feeding Quality Forum

July 11, 2014
Each year producers gather in August to hear from experts on the issues they face in their operations every day.
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Canadian government announces $3.8M partnership for Canadian Beef Centre of Excellence

July 9, 2014
This state-of-the-art facility will provide space and resources to help the industry promote new beef products, training and education.
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Meat Science Review

Can superior flavor, juiciness add value to beef?

Attempting to capitalize on the inherent quality variation of the beef population to add carcass value.
July 7, 2014
Several studies have shown consumer overall acceptability was more highly correlated with flavor ratings than tenderness or juiciness, regardless of tenderness variation.
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Minnesota cattle plant temporarily closes due to lack of cattle

July 3, 2014
The plant, which is owned by American Foods Group, has 300 employees that will be laid off until the plant restarts operations.
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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 Feeding Quality Forum

8/19/14
Kearney Ramada
301 2nd Avenue
Kearney, NE
United States
Don’t miss your chance to hear industry experts share current insight on market conditions, take aways from feed sample testing, consumer trends and questions, how high quality cattle can impact your bottom line and visit with feedlot managers about labor and hiring. It’s all part of the Great Plains’ premier feeding seminar. Read More

2014 Feeding Quality Forum

8/21/14
Holiday Inn Amarillo West Medical Center
8231 W Amarillo Blvd
Amarillo, TX
United States
Don’t miss your chance to hear industry experts share current insight on market conditions, take aways from feed sample testing, consumer trends and questions, how high quality cattle can impact your bottom line and visit with feedlot managers about labor and hiring. It’s all part of the Great Plains’ premier feeding seminar. Read More

3rd International Poultry & Livestock Expo

8/22/14
BIEC
Bengaluru
India
Media Today Group is organizing 3rd “POULTRY & LIVESTOCK EXPO 2014”, an International event, concurrently with the 4th edition of Dairy Tech India 2014 on 22-23-24 August 2014 at BIEC, Bengaluru, India. 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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