Beef cattle production is one of the strongest agricultural industries within the United States and throughout the world. From the farmers and ranchers to the processors, thousands of people play an integral role in the journey of beef from the field to the market. It's time to celebrate all those involved in the process throughout May with National Beef Month. Here are some juicy beef facts:
• There are 50 breeds of beef cattle in the U.S. The most popular are Hereford, Angus, Brahman and Charolais.
• The basic cuts of beef are the chuck, loin, rib and round. Names for the cuts of meat can vary from region to region.
• One serving of beef is 3 ounces and provides more than half of one's required protein for the day. It is also a source of all the necessary amino acids.
People can routinely include beef in their healthy diets.
Search "beef" in the Editorial Library of MCC.com and click the subcategory for "Recipes" to find delicious beef-based dishes.