Tag: Beef

Katie Levesque started making beef jerky in her kitchen during college and now has a growing Ohio Proud business.

Premium beef jerky is a hot seller for growing business

Katie Levesque has always really enjoyed beef jerky, but as a college student at the Ohio State University Lima Branch she did not always have the funds to purchase her favorite snack. To address this situation, she started making her own. “I found this article about how I could make jerky at home in the [...]

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Amid growing supply, meat demand remains high

As the cattle herds expand across the U.S. and the poultry and pork markets recover from disease setbacks, the demand for animal protein continues to be strong domestically. Recently, the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins talked about the outlook for the meat sector with Will Sawyer from Rabo AgriFinance.

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Junior Market Beef Show results

  Chianina Champion: Addison Jones, Allen Co. Res. Champion: Lori MIllenbaugh, Crawford Co.   Hereford Champion: Samantha Norman, Fulton Co. Res. Champion: Angie Distl, Clark Co.   Maine-Anjou Champion: Montana Hulsmyer, Auglaize Co. Res. Champion: Tyler Clark, Miami Co.   Shorthorn Champion: Landon Richards, Wood Co. Res. Champion: Samantha Norman, Fulton Co.   Shorthorn Plus [...]

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Jason and Justin Dagger are the fifth generation on Cable Acres Farms, the winner of this year’s Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Commercial Producer of the Year Award.

Cable Acres Farm finds that fighting the trend can pay off

Sometimes it pays to not do what everyone else is doing. In recent decades there has been an undeniable shift away from livestock for many farms in Ohio. The Dagger family from Champaign County went a different direction. “I have always told the boys we should be as diversified as we can be and not [...]

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You want to eat what?

Beef tongue popular in Japan

Eleven years ago Japan banned U.S. beef imports because of one case of mad cow disease reported in the state of Washington. Never mind that Japanese cows were frequently diagnosed with the disease. In recent years, though, Japan lifted the beef embargo. And with that problem licked, American cattlemen discovered that Japan has a growing [...]

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Ohio beef checkoff update

There was plenty to talk about at the recent Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet. Top of mind for many was the Ohio Beef Checkoff that was increased from $1 to $2 per head last year through a referendum vote. “Checkoffs are about increasing demand for our products. We are in a great [...]

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Cattlemen’s associations respond to potential beef checkoff changes

This week, 45 state cattlemens’ associations representing more than 170,000 cattle breeders, producers and feeders sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Vilsack, urging him not to issue an Order for a supplemental beef checkoff under the 1996 General Commodity Promotion, Research and Information Act. “This announcement by the Secretary was just not something that we [...]

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Farm manager Seth Cooksey and Troy Gabriel enjoy working with the Wagyu cattle on this Fairfield County farm. In the background are yearling three-quarter blood heifers that will be calving April.

American Wagyu cattle blend the best of two worlds

Cattle getting massages and being fed alcoholic drinks may sound funny, but the Wagyu breed of cattle known for producing melt-in-your-mouth Kobe beef in Japan is shrouded in eastern mystery, tradition and lore. The breed was developed in 1868 by crossing Brown Swiss, Devon, Shorthorn, Simmental, and Ayrshire genetics. There are three strains of Japanese [...]

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Cattle at the crossroads

The year-long across-the-board rally in cattle prices has been driven by a combination of favorable supply and demand factors which have aligned to push prices to record levels. On the supply side, the starting point is cattle numbers. Beef cow numbers are the lowest since 1962, and last year’s calf crop was the smallest since [...]

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