Fun Beef-y Facts

  1. The United States and Brazil are the top beef producing countries in the world.       
  2. In the US, Texas has the most beef cows.                            
  3.     The average cow has more than 40,000 jaw movements per day.      
  4.  The salivary glands of cattle, located beneath the tongue, produce 15-20 gallons of saliva per day.  
  5. Hamburger meat from 1 steer would equal 720 quarter-pound hamburgers, enough for a family of 4 to enjoy hamburgers each day for nearly 6 months.  
  6. More than 100 medicines, including insulin and estrogen, come from cattle. 
  7. One cowhide can produce enough leather to make 20 footballs or 18 soccer balls or 18 volleyballs or 12 basketballs
  8. A ‘black baldy’ most times is a cross between an Angus and a Hereford. 
  9. Cattle consume less than 2/10ths of 1% of all water used in the United States.
  10. Beef is the number one source of zinc in the human diet in the United States.

And because beef is the number one source of zinc, I think I’ll have some beef for dinner tonight!  Stay tuned…I’ll post the recipe from tonight’s dinner for you all tomorrow.  I don’t want anyone being left out of this beefy goodness 😉

If you’d like more fun beef-y facts, I found all of mine at Cattle Pages – feel free to check it out.



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