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BEEF MAKES EVERY MENU BETTER

Follow the latest trends in beef, including innovative cuts and inspiring menu ideas. 

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IMPACT OF CURRENT INFLATIONARY TRENDS ON THE BEEF INDUSTRY

Inflation, or the increase in prices consumers pay for goods and services, has been one of the most talked about topics of 2022. Most common consumer goods have experienced abnormal price increases to some degree. While the causes of inflation rates not seen since the 1980s have been debated far and wide, the results are indisputable: consumers have experienced a greater strain on their incomes and household budgets than they likely have in some time.

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SUMMER GRILLING - 2022 UPDATE

Despite what has been considered a period of mass uncertainty amid volatile market conditions, consumers are still appearing eager to enjoy social activity and occasions to fire up their backyard barbecues. According to a Beef Checkoff funded survey, consumers are planning on grilling 10 times per month this summer, up 0.8 occasions (8.3%) compared to last year.

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BEEF QUALITY ASSURANCE AND CHEFS

Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. in partnership with Chef’s Roll, brought beef farmers and ranchers together with chefs. This video series takes chefs across the beef lifecycle to get a first-hand look at the care that goes into creating high-quality beef. Watch as the farmers and ranchers then go to the chefs’ restaurants to see how they prepare some of their most popular beef dishes.  

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there's no substitute for beef

Meat and poultry consumption is expected to hit record highs this year. But that good news has been overshadowed by recent headlines about plant-based meat substitutes.   

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wholesale prices - Updated weekly

Get a unique top-line view of average reported wholesale prices on beef subprimal cuts. Charts are prepared using data from USDA Market News and the VMMEAT® System by Meat Solutions.

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Cut Charts

Our beef cut posters are the most effective tools for learning about the various cuts of beef, where they come from on the carcass, and the recommended cooking method for each cut.

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Yield Data

Review general guidelines for approximate yields when fabricating newer beef cuts from traditional subprimals, like those from the Chuck primal. Start here, then do your own testing to dial in exact numbers for your operation.

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Watch accomplished chefs speak about the profitability, versatility, and crave-ability of beef. Get some serious menu inspiration along the way. (Warning: Mouthwatering images ahead!)

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SUSTAINABILITY AND YOUR BOTTOM LINE: HOW BEEF PLAYS A ROLE

Restaurant foodservice operators know sustainability is more than just a buzz word… it impacts an operation’s bottom line and restaurants’ sustainability efforts factor into about half of diners’ decisions on where to dine.

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Beef Means Business: An Interview with top Chef Carrie Baird

The Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. team recently caught up with Chef Baird at an event at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Culinary Center, funded by the Beef Checkoff, to ask her about her favorite beef cuts, how beef can make a successful fancy toast, and ultimately, why Beef Means Business for her restaurant.

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MAKING THE MOST OF QUICK SERVICE BURGERS

It’s no surprise that burgers are among millennials’ top choices when choosing to eat at a quick service establishment. For some, it even brings back sentimental childhood memories.

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THE STATE OF THE CURRENT BEEF CONSUMER

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in consumer shopping shifts unlike any the industry has ever seen. That’s why we sought to better understand how domestic consumers have responded to these unprecedented events and to determine which food shopping behaviors will be temporary and which may be permanent, especially for the beef category.  

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