Grass Fed Beef News

  • Chef Battle Royale at Taste of St Louis 2011

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    Our family and Rain Crow Ranch sponsored the Master Chef Competition on the Lumière Place and River City Casino Culinary Stage at Taste of St. Louis. This Taste of St. Louis culinary competition reached new heights as 8 hand-selected, top-notch chefs took their place in the all new Chef Battle Royale, sponsored by Rain Crow Ranch – American Grassfed Beef.

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  • Suzanne Somers’ Advice on Staying “Sexy Forever” Includes American Grass Fed Beef

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    Actress and author Suzanne Somers has written 20 books (12 best sellers) on health, beauty and fitness.  In her new book “Sexy Forever: How to Fight Fat after Forty,” she discusses why balanced hormones, exercise, and a diet that includes “good fats” are key to losing weight after the age of 40. Part of the problem has to do with leaky

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  • An American Legend Becomes Animal Welfare Approved

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    CONTACT: Jill Nado December 10, 2010       Alexandria, VA– Some of the best burgers in the United States are now being made with humanely raised beef, thanks to Animal Welfare Approved, American Grass Fed Beef, and Dan Rosenthal, owner-operator of the Rosenthal Group. The legendary Poag Mahone’s, of the Rosenthal Group, is the very first restaurant in Chicago

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  • John Stossel’s Take is Just Wrong

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    John Stossel aired a program last week on Fox Business that amazed me.  The aim as he admitted on the show was to offer the idea that natural, organic, chemical laden and grassfed food is not any better or even worse than industrial factory produced foods.  He further indicated that he is in favor of corporate capitalism and the cheap

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  • Should We Eat Cloned Animals?

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    Recently, FDA approved the sale of cloned animals and products. The FDA declared that meat and milk from cloned cattle, swine and goats are as safe to consume as food from conventionally bred animals. The controversial decision removes a hurdle for the small cadre of American biotechnology companies that have waited for the approval to lift a voluntary freeze on selling

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  • Dr. Whisnant’s Statement for House of Representatives

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        Patricia Whisnant wrote a Statement for the Records for the U.S. House of Representatives. Click here to  read Dr. Patricia Whisnant’s statement for the hearing.

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  • At Last! USDA No Longer Missing the Link Between Antibiotic Use by Big Ag and Human Health

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    By Andrew Gunther At a hearing of a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Wednesday, July 14, 2010, a representative of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) finally caught up with the rest of the world – and his peers at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – and admitted that

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  • Savvy shoppers Take Note: Place Your Bets on Grassfed Beef. You’ll Come Away a Winner.

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    Not that we like to gloat, but… Grassfed beef from two Animal Welfare Approved farmers has gone head-to-head with conventional beef in separate taste tests. The results are in and, well, to be modest, SMACKDOWN! This past summer, AWA supporter Chef Bill Telepan issued a challenge to Mark and Dr. Patricia Whisnant of American Grass Fed Beef—bring him some grassfed

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  • American Grassfed Association Conference

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    Grazing America 2007 Building a Bridge between the Farm and the Table The American Grassfed Association is the name that speaks for grassfed production.Dr.Whisnant has served as President of this organization for two years.The AGA’s fourth annual conference will be held November 1-3 at the Sheraton Austin Hotel, Austin,Texas.This event will bring together grassfed producers with the consumer and end

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  • New Rules Set for Meat Sold as Grass Fed

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    Marian Burros has long been an advocate for sustainable farming as well as a champion of grassfed meats sourced directly from family farms.She called immediately after the USDA grassfed claim was published in the Federal Register.In that interview I explained the mixed feelings I had about what the claim stated.Following is a result of that conversation. New Rules Set for

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  • Statement of Best Practices

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    In light of the recent publishing of the USDA grassfed claim I wanted to review the management protocol we use at American GrassFed Beef to clearly indicate how we produce our beef. PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: This standard is intended to embrace the following fundamental principles: • Grass-based animal production where animals are born and raised on open grass pastures. • Holistic approach to

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  • American Grassfed and USDA Grass Fed Claim

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    American Grassfed Association Position Statement on the Newly Released USDA Grass Fed Claim The Board of Directors of the American Grassfed Association appreciates the effort made by the Agricultural Marketing Service of the USDA to establish a Grass Fed Claim for Ruminant Livestock. That said, we are disappointed with the content of the Standard that AMS-USDA finalized today. We believe that

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  • USDA Publishes Grass Fed Claim

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    The United States Department of Agriculture has been working to publish a grassfed claim since 2002. The American Grassfed Association (AGA) of which Dr. Whisnant is President strongly protested the 2006 revision which addressed the feeding practice alone and did nothing to link the claim to animals raised on pasture.  Hence, it would have allowed for animals to be raised in

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  • What is in a Grassfed Label?

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    As more and more consumers become increasingly informed of where their food is sourced they also want to know more about how it is raised.Grassfed has represented a niche market that has grown immensely over the last few years. What began as an inclination of consumers toward healthier and safer foods now represents a larger group who not only wants

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  • About Education and Ranching

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    In a an interview last year with Cattle Network I was asked about my background and my ranching business.I thought to share the answer here. I am a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine (1981) where I had earlier received a BS in Animal Science.  I was in private practice for 10 years in Florida (my

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