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2013-09-17 08:29:24

Partnership Offers Discerning Football Fans a Chance to Savor the Moment NEW YORK and TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tailgating is an honored American tradition, with hamburgers and hotdogs a popular choice for stadium-side cooks across the nation. Thanks to a new partnership between Steakhouse Elite®, makers of melt-in-your-mouth Kobe-Crafted(TM) beef products, football fans who attend home game tailgate celebrations with Big Blue BBQ at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey...

2012-10-17 11:25:13

STAR VALLEY, Wyo., Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Western Wyoming's premier full-blooded Wagyu cattle operation at The Cakebread Ranch has announced the hiring of Ranch Manager Jim Pigg. Outside Japan, it is one of only of a handful of operations that can sustain the necessary requirements to raise and sell the high-quality 100% Wagyu beef. "This is a unique operation we have at The Cakebread Ranch," says Ranch Manager Jim Pigg. "I am a country guy, and don't really like to say...

Transgenic Cows Could Make For Better Beef
2012-08-27 04:45:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists at the Beijing University of Agriculture have genetically modified a pair of calves in an attempt to make their meat more tender, tastier, and more appealing to discerning palates. Professor Ni Minhong and colleagues at the school's department of advanced science and technology produced a pair of cloned cows, named Jing Qin 1 and Jing Qin 2, that had been implanted with an extra gene, Telegraph Science Correspondent...

2006-06-29 21:09:03

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has restored imports of United States beef, ending a two-and-a-half year ban prompted by fears of mad cow disease, state media reported. The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture would allow boneless beef imports from U.S. cattle 30 months or younger that have been stripped of spines, brains and other parts, the official Xinhua news agency reported late on Thursday. China's decision follows Japan's announcement earlier this month that it may also soon lift its...

2006-01-23 14:08:20

MANHATTAN, Kansas (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Monday the United States must be aggressive in reopening markets to American beef. "We have got to be aggressive about explaining to people why our beef is safe," Bush said in response to a question from the audience after delivering a speech at Kansas State University. Japan said last week it suspended all imports of American beef after finding a shipment from New York contained cattle spinal column material, which is...

2005-12-12 03:20:10

By Aya Takada TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan on Monday eased a two-year-old ban on American beef imposed because of mad cow disease, averting a trade war with Washington where lawmakers had threatened retaliation unless beef trade resumed by mid-December. In line with a recommendation from Japan's Food Safety Commission, the government said it lifted a ban on imports of beef and beef offal from U.S. and Canadian cattle aged up to 20 months, on condition that risk materials that could...

2005-09-27 18:13:10

By Julie Vorman WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican head of the Senate Agriculture Committee on Tuesday expressed growing frustration at Japan's failure to reopen its market to U.S. beef shipments and said trade sanctions may be needed. Tokyo imposed a ban on American beef 19 months ago as a precaution after the United States diagnosed its first case of mad cow disease. The U.S. cattle industry says it loses $100 million each month that the Japan market remains closed. "Japan's...

2005-09-20 16:05:52

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted twice on Tuesday to keep shipments of Japan's Kobe beef out of the United States until Tokyo ends its ban on American beef, imposed 19 months ago as a precaution against mad cow disease. Senators said the votes were a signal of frustration with Japan, traditionally the No. 1 customer for U.S. beef exports. The U.S. cattle industry says it loses $100 million each month the market is closed. "It's just unfair," said Nebraska Democrat Ben...

2005-09-12 02:54:29

By Aya Takada TOKYO (Reuters) - The head of a panel considering whether to reopen the Japanese market to U.S. beef said on Monday he would prepare a draft report on U.S. beef safety by the panel's next meeting, a comment that suggests a decision is near. The date of the next meeting has not been set, but the panel usually meets once or twice in a month. The panel, a subcommittee of Japan's Food Safety Commission, met on Monday for the sixth time since May when the Japanese...

2005-08-16 17:29:29

By Randy Fabi WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Agriculture Department on Tuesday proposed allowing imports of Japan's Kobe beef, easing a nearly four-year ban imposed because of mad cow disease concerns. An activist farm group criticized the proposed rule, saying the USDA was sacrificing U.S. food safety to appease the Japanese government. "We are having to compromise our health and safety standards in order to restore that market," said Bill Bullard, chief executive of ranchers...