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Over the past 10 years, the beef and dairy industries have increasingly become a favorite whipping boy among politicians and activists who concern themselves with the climate change issue. While much of this is mere rhetoric, the resulting damage to the industry’s image is nevertheless a real and concerning issue. Read more

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Our industry’s focus has gone from a “war on fat” and portion control, to new targets where carcass size, quality and the amount of tolerated fat waste is a 180-degree turn from 30 years ago. It was during the “war on fat” that the industry started to make a concerted move to value-based marketing. Read more

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Over recent years, there has been a greater push for “greener” fossil fuel alternatives. Such alternatives include biodiesel and renewable diesel, which are two separate kinds of biomass-derived fuels. Although both fuels are produced from vegetable oils, greases or animal fats, they utilize different production processes that create two different end products. Read more