Wyoming CattleWomen
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Wyoming CattleWomen
Beef Education

Dear Local CattleWomen:
I want to introduce you to an exciting new BEEF activity offered by the Wyoming CattleWomen and our partner Wyoming Ag In The Classroom. The activity is called "The Building Blocks of Beef Production" and is offered to local, affiliated CattleWomen (CowBelle) groups.

Introduction Letter
Toolkit Activity Plan
7 Stages of Beef Production
Building Blocks Poster

For more information contact Beef Promotion Chairman Liz Lauck at 307-331-3113 or lauck.liz@hotmail.com

 

What do you know about beef?

 

 

BEEF FACTS

  • CATTLE ENHANCE THE ENVIRONMENT
  • CATTLE IMPROVE GRASS AND REDUCE EROSION
  • CATTLE ARE RECYCLERS
  • CATTLE ARE FIRE-FIGHTERS
  • CATTLE PROVIDE US WITH NUTRITIOUS BEEF

GET THE SKINNY ON LEAN BEEF

There are at least 19 cuts of beef that meet the government labeling guidelines for lean or extra lean. According to government guidelines, a serving qualifies as "extra lean" if it has less than 5g total fat, 2g or less saturated fat and less than 95mg cholesterol per 3.5 oz. serving. A serving qualifies as "lean" if it has less than 10g total fat, 4.5g or less saturated fat and less than 95mg cholesterol per 3.5 oz. serving. In addition, 95% lean/5% fat ground beef is also considered lean.

 

Not only does it taste good, beef is also a great way to fuel your body. In the American diet, beef is the number one contributor of protein, zinc and vitamin B12, number two of vitamin B6, and number three of iron and niacin. By supplying a nutrient bundle in every bite, eating beef is a great way to make your calories count. A 3 oz. serving of lean beef contributes less than 10% of the calories in a 2,000-calorie diet. At the same time, it supplies more than 10% of the Daily Value for these nutrients.

 

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