Port of Oakland beef exports—almost exclusively to Asia—increased 25% this year between January and July. Those at the Port called the surge extraordinary in a year when shipping disruptions have hobbled global supply chains. Oakland exported the equivalent of 25,200 20-foot containers of beef through July. The number for the same period last year was 20,100. Oakland estimated the total value of beef exports at $1.5 billion in the first seven months of 2021.
September 18th is National Cheeseburger Day, and what better way to celebrate than with Meat District’s butcher-crafted, premium meats. Gearing up for the holiday, Meat District is launching their new Shaq Burger in partnership with former professional basketball player, Shaquille O'Neal. The Shaq Burger features Angus beef brisket, chuck and short rib mix blended in just the right proportions so each burger is perfectly tender, flavorful and juicy.
Varieties include Rosemary Porcini, Sweet & Smokey, Roasted Chile, Steak House, and a classic Santa Maria recipe.
May 27, 2021
In honor of Memorial Day, Meat District butcher-crafted, premium meats unveils five flavor-packed varieties of tri-tip angus beef now available at Safeway, Jewel, Food Lion and Save Mart supermarkets to help consumers kick off summer and grilling season. Flavors include Rosemary Porcini, Sweet & Smokey, Roasted Chile, Steak House, and a classic Santa Maria recipe.
Researchers will use the rapid evaporative ionization mass spectrometry (REIMS) technology to identify compositional differences in beef. The goal is to predict beef sensory performance to determine the exact peak of beef aging.
August 23, 2019
Texas Tech University College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources (CASNR), Lubbock, Texas, received a $294,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Cooperative State Research Education and Extension Service to study the effects of aging on beef.
Producers conclude that the checkoff program is making a difference in the beef industry, and they understand its positive, global impact.
March 22, 2019
The majority of beef producers are in favor of the Beef Checkoff Program, and in fact, 80% says the checkoff drives demand for beef, according to an independent study conducted by Luce Research, Colorado Springs, Colo.
44% of consumers who often eat pork say it’s important they eat pork that came from animals treated humanely.
February 11, 2019
The “2019 Center of the Plate: Beef and Pork Consumer Trend Report,” produced by Technomic, Chicago, explores how the rise of popularity in alternative proteins and the transparency of animal treatment are affecting consumers’ preferences.
If Americans in the highest impact group shifted their diets to align with the average U.S. diet, the 1-day greenhouse gas emissions reduction would be equivalent to eliminating 661 million passenger vehicle miles.
March 21, 2018
On any given day, 20% of Americans account for nearly half of U.S. diet-related greenhouse gas emissions, with high levels of beef consumption being a large factor, according to a new study released by researchers at Tulane University, New Orleans, La., and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Beef production is currently on an upward trend, with production projected to rise 6% in 2016 and another 4% in 2017.
December 14, 2016
As consumers shop at the meat case this holiday season and into the New Year, they'll see lower retail prices on beef, including popular holiday cuts like the tenderloin and rib roast, according to CattleFax.
July beef export volume increased 8% from a year ago to 99,341 metric tons–the second-largest monthly total this year.
September 13, 2016
U.S. red meat exports posted solid results in July, with volumes for both U.S. beef and pork trending higher than a year ago, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation.