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Beef Prices Hit Highest Level Since 1987

April 14, 2014 by


The highest beef prices in almost three decades have arrived just before the start of grilling season, causing sticker shock for both consumers and restaurant owners — and relief isn’t likely anytime soon. A dwindling number of cattle and growing export demand from countries such as China and Japan have caused the average retail cost […]

Beef prices at an all time high; Big Impact on Consumers

January 16, 2014 by


Beef has never been more expensive, and rarely more controversial. From top-end T-bone to Big Mac, the future of the beef industry is at stake, according to CNBC. The most obvious expression of this is its price. Cattle futures in the U.S. scaled all-time highs in 2013, and are predicted to peak at a record […]

Modeling estimate: vaccinating cattle against E. coli O157 could cut human cases 85%

September 17, 2013 by


by Doug Powell Cattle are the primary reservoir for E. coli O157. The vaccines that are available for cattle are rarely used, but the latest study suggests the public health benefits could be significant. The research was lead by a team of researchers at the University of Glasgow in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, […]

Bermuda Grass Poisoning Tied to Texas Cattle Deaths

July 2, 2012 by


DALLAS (AP) — The sun was setting when Jerry Abel’s cattle began to bellow on his Central Texas ranch. They were convulsing by the time he rushed to the pasture. Within hours, Abel had lost almost all his herd. The culprit: toxic grass. Abel’s 15 dead cattle represent the first documented case of cyanide deaths […]


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