Where's the Beef or Where Does the Beef Come From Exactly?

WHERE'S THE BEEF OR WHERE DOES THE BEEF COME FROM EXACTLY?

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DavidHayden David Hayden, was born into agriculture in a small town outside of Owensboro, Kentucky. While attending college and receiving a Masters in Meat Science from Oklahoma State University, his passion for agriculture grew ten-fold. Now, David shares his experiences and knowledge utilizing numerous social media outlets to remind us that "Farming and Ranching is what this country was founded upon." He understands the impacts consumers hold for the future of agriculture in America, and he's devoted to making sure farmers and ranchers have a voice. David's post earlier today answers a common question, "What is beef and where does it come from?" Be sure to Follow @DavidHayden7 on Twitter and Farming America on Facebook! You know that part of your brain that’s responsible for creativity; well lately I’ve been convinced that mine is broken. So after a month long hiatus, I’M BACK! I have to give Jenny Dewey credit for inspiring today’s post, so if you get a chance check out what she’s up too on her two blogs;J.L.D. Photograph and Chico Locker and Sausage. Back to the task at hand, so what is beef and where does it come from? Today’s media has effectively skewed the public’s perception of beef and what type of cattle it is derived from. When I googled cow, bovine and heifer the first dozen or so images were either Holsteins licking at the camera or a big ole “black and white” standing in a field. 3-Cows-lg

For instance, Chick-fil-a has done a great job marketing the “Chick-fil-a cows”. This type of marketing has changed the public’s perception of the beef industry.

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