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Following a 13-year ban on U.S. beef exports to China, an announcement from the Chinese government indicates they will begin accepting U.S. beef from animals under 30 months of age.

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The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking comments on whether or not to amend the U.S. Standards for Grades of Carcass Beef to include dentition and documentation of actual age as an additional determination of maturity grouping for official quality grading.

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Like a diamond in the rough, a small cut of beef that meat cutters throw in with ground meat is now being looked at as a high-end delicacy by researchers at the University of Nevada – Reno.

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Making critical decisions about the future of your breeding program demands the very best tools and up-to-date information available. The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) has released the 2016 fall EPDs that evaluate traits from calving ease to performance to carcass merit.

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Bovine tuberculosis (TB) has been diagnosed in a white-tailed deer in Franklin County, Indiana. This marks the first time the disease (more formally known as Mycobacterium bovis) has been found in a wild animal in Indiana. This finding means significant changes in disease monitoring requirements for cattle owners and deer hunters in the area.

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The Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association (TCA), along with other industry partners, recently donated more than 1,600 pounds of beef to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, as part of TCA’s Second Harvest Initiative.

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