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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-25-2016, 07:56 AM Thread Starter
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A post the other day got me to wondering, fellow would only eat 100% USDA Angus beef.


With all restaurants only serving Angus which includes fast food burgers, only angus beef in grocery stores I got to wondering? Angus only make up 60% of the beef cattle raised
What do they do with the other at least 27 breeds of beef cattle like Herford's. One of the top 5 breeds.



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Along with the other two of the top 5.
Limousin
Simmental

Then there is the Holsteins, Jersey and other milk producers that do not meet the farmers standards so are sent off to the stock yard and slaughter house.


So are you indeed getting 100% Angus beef I ask, Should we require a DNA test before putting down our hard earned money or just take the lairs at their word?


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I'm pretty sure it's just a marketing thing. When I was growing up we raised Charolais and Santa Gertrudis; and I've never seen anything to convince me that Angus beef is any better than those two.
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Beef is a product of its raising. I had an uncle who would take a bull calf from his son's dairy farm, castrate him, and put him out on pasture.
a month before killing time, he would lock him in a large stall and feed straight corn. it was great beef.

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I know it is a marketing ploy. Can't under stand in this day and age some one hasn't asked for a DNA test to make them prove it.


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I remember a local grocery store chain got in trouble with the state for selling certified Angus beef that wasn't. Just a marketing ploy.
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I once went into a restaurant that was advertising black angus beef and told them I don't like angus, so could they please bring me the Charolais.
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DNA tests on hot dogs might generate interesting results.
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DNA tests on hot dogs might generate interesting results.
I would like to see that!
Also DNA tests on General Tso's "Chicken" from the typical Chinese food joint.
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One of the food sites, run by people who know the industry said the current Angus thing is just a sound byte gimmick to make people think they are getting something special.
He said there are other breeds of cattle that are better and that while good Angus is good, it is not better than good beef from most, not all but most other cattle breeds.

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Good beef is good beef. When the skin comes off there is no telling the difference. I'm an old farm boy and we fed several different colors and mixes. It all tastes the same if it's fed the same.
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