The first video in the US Wellness Meat’s Health & Knowledge series, The Grass-fed Difference will point out some of the many benefits of grass-fed meat and give you a look at US Wellness farm operations. For more information, visit
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video for embedding at “On the inspection, grading, and butchering of beef.Beeves are inspected by Bureau of Animal Industry agents and graded Meat Inspection Branch agent. Explains the grading system (marbling, coloring, and, conformation) Describes, in detail, the butchering of a beef in accordance with OPA regulations Explains that meat, displayed in a retail store, mug be marked as to grade, price, and [World War II] ration points required.” Public domain film from the National Archives, with mild noise reduction applied. part 1: from USDA fact sheet: “Since 1910, the first year that statistics were compiled, Americans have been eating an average of 60 pounds of beef yearly. About 36 million cattle were inspected in 1997 alone by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. This translates into 64 pounds of beef per person in 1997… “Beef” is meat from full-grown cattle about 2 years old. A live steer weighs about 1000 pounds and yields about 450 pounds of edible meat. There are at least 50 breeds of beef cattle, but fewer than 10 make up most cattle produced. Some major breeds are Angus, Hereford, Charolais, and Brahman… Inspection is mandatory; grading is voluntary, and a plant pays to have its meat graded. USDA-graded beef sold at the retail level is Prime, Choice, and Select. Lower grades (Standard, Commercial, Utility, Cutter, and Canner) are mainly ground or used in processed meat products. Retail stores may
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