Tag Archives: Beef’s a Trip

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Aloha and Mahalo

Sunburned, tired and well fed, I returned from a family vacation in Oahu, Hawaii. As a girl who lives in Kansas and loves beef, I didn’t expect to get much of my favorite protein during my visit to the islands. But demand for good-eating beef is everywhere, and luckily for me I found some Certified […]

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Beef’s a trip day 30: Be part of the team

Two calves stand side-by-side. Perhaps they came from the same bulls, perhaps two different sires. Upon sale, they might go to the same destination. Maybe one will be in a lighter sort, headed for a backgrounder while another heads right to the feedyard. When those same animals hit the packing plant, one might make Certified […]

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Beef’s a trip day 25: By land, sea or sky

If you’ve been following along, you’re probably aware of the challenges of getting beef from here and here to there and there and there. That’s just in the U.S. Now add in a different language, different laws, and in many cases an ocean, and you’ve got a snapshot of the life of an exporter. Ralph […]

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Beef’s a trip day 21: When numbers are down, busy is good

Sometimes I would come home feeling like I’d walked miles and miles, and I probably had. But hands down, one of the most exhausting days I worked as a waitress was today: the day right before Thanksgiving. I haven’t waited tables in quite a while and instead I’ll be one of the millions of restaurant-goers […]

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Beef’s a trip day 20: Getting quality in the carts

Yesterday we gave a behind-the-scenes look at some challenges retailers deal with on a daily basis. Today, we introduce you to a couple of men who work hard to make sure the beef you produce ends up in shopping carts and on dinner tables across the country. While you’re calving, feeding, fixing and haying, Ed […]

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