12/17/2012

Everything A Kid (And Mom) Should Know About Beef & Cattle

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Where Cattle Come From In The World

India has the largest cattle inventory in the world followed by Brazil and China.  More...

Where Cattle Come From In The United States
Texas has the largest cattle inventory in the United States followed by Nebraska and Kansas. 
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Where Beef Comes From
The United States is the largest producer of beef in the world followed by Brazil and the EU-27.  
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Countries With The Most Exports Of Beef
India is the largest beef exporter in the world followed by Brazil and Australia.  
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Countries With The Most Imports Of Beef
The United States is the largest importer of beef followed by Russia and Japan. 
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Countries With The Most Consumption of Beef

The United States is the largest consumer of beef in the world followed by Brazil and the EU-27.  
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Cattle Breeds
There are over 800 breeds of cattle are recognized worldwide, some of which adapted to the local climate, others which were bred by humans for specialized uses.   More...

Cattle Terminology
An intact (i.e., not castrated) adult male is called a bull. A wild, young, unmarked bull is known as a micky in Australia.   An unbranded bovine of either sex is called a maverick in the USA and Canada.    More...

Cattle Uses
Beef is part of a healthful, balanced diet and provides many important nutrients. Beef's by-products are also used in a variety of products. Beef's blood, fats, hooves, skin and hair are all used in different products.   More...

Cattle Anatomy    
Cattle have one stomach with four compartments. They are the rumen, reticulum, omasum, and abomasum, with the rumen being the largest compartment.    More...

Glossary of Beef Production Terms   
Accuracy (of selection)--Correlation between an animal's unknown actual breeding value and a calculated estimated breeding value.    More...

Beef Choices: Grain, Grass, Organic & Branded
Beef producers offer a variety of beef choices to meet the changing lifestyles and nutritional needs of consumers. While each offers something different, they all share three common values: taste, nutrition and safety.    More...

Beef: American Primal Cuts
The following is a list of the American primal cuts. Beef carcasses are split along the axis of symmetry into "halves", then across into front and back "quarters" (forequarters and hindquarters).   More...

Cooking And Preparing Beef
Grilling  is cooking the beef over or under a high radiant heat source, generally in excess of 650 °F (343 °C).    More...



**Source: Rob Cook