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RSS By: Greg Henderson and Friends, Beef Today

Our editors spend some time roaming the web looking for stuff cattle people and others in agriculture might find useful or entertaining. 

Ordinary Extraordinary People

Dec 17, 2013

Here is a tragic event that led to a truly inspiring story. Iowa sale barn owners Tom and Leisa Frey recently lost their two sons in a drowning accident after the boys fell through a frozen farm pond. The local community and auctioneers from across the country stepped up to aid the family during their time of need at one of the Frey's latest auction. At that sale, prices went strong for the cattle but one particular calf truly stood out above the rest. After being donated and resold numerous times the steer brought in $53,000 for the T. J. and Nathan Frey Memorial Fund.

Into Africa

Burgers and fries are a popular piece of Americana, but the last frontier for fast food chains to economically feast on is Africa. Pizza and fried chicken restaurants have already established a strong presence on the continent so it only seems natural for juicy hamburgers to follow suit. However, the infrastructure and beef supply really isn't there. This has led to the price of a single patty hamburger with toppings selling for $14 in countries like Nigeria. That type of price has got us salivating at the possibilities of flying some U.S. beef to Africa.

Back on the Farm

Golf courses have dominated the landscape of housing developments, and in turn have taken away land that was once grazed by cattle or farmed. Now, there is a movement for subdivisions to be built closer to agriculture. People who want to be near their food can now assist hired farmers at new developments by caring for livestock and growing vegetables. Sounds like an interesting way for some urbanites to get their hands dirty.

Chocolate Milk Shower

Championship teams could soon be celebrating by dousing their coaches with chocolate milk instead of the traditional Gatorade. Milk does a body a body good and research has shown that chocolate milk really does a body good after a rigorous workout. Now the "Got Milk?" campaign is championing "Got Chocolate Milk?" in an effort to get more athletes to put down the sports drinks and kick back with cold glass of protein rich milk. Sounds like the Beef Checkoff should get in on this action and replace protein bars with beef jerky sticks.

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