The entire beef community works every day to produce high-quality beef for Americans. So, where does it all begin? The beef life cycle begins on a cow-calf operation; where farmers and ranchers maintain a herd of mama cows for breeding.
First, cows (mature female cattle) and bulls (intact adult male cattle) are bred to produce calves. During the 9-month gestation period, farmers and ranchers play close attention to mama cows to make sure there are no problems with the pregnancy.
If any issues arise, a farmer, rancher or veterinarian can step in to ensure the health and safety of the mama and baby.
Did you know that research shows spreading your protein intake throughout the day maximizes the positive role protein plays in weight management, healthy aging and disease prevention. Goal: Aim for 25 grams of protein at each meal (3 ounces of beef).