Author Archives: dan.hale

Pictures from this week’s Beef Cattle Short Course are up on our Facebook and Flickr page!

What a great few days with these kids!   Check out the photos on Facebook and Flickr.

Droughts can affect many parts of everyday life – including air quality and health.

The story here.

Beef Carcass Evaluation

Here, Dan Hale, a professor and AgriLife Extension meat specialist, explains the different aspects of beef carcass evaluation: quality, muscling, and trimness.

Environmental and Economic Impact of Removing Growth-Enhancing Technologies from US Beef Production

View the story by Jude Capper here.

Food Service Making Gains

Food service industry making first gains since 2009 according to NPD group

Veggie Diet to Blame?

“Veggie” diet blamed for poor performance of China’s women volleyball team in the Olympics.

Picnic Chicken Drumsticks

Ingredients 2 cups lowfat buttermilk  1½ tablespoons chopped thyme  1 tablespoon fine sea salt ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper  4 cloves garlic ½ cup chopped yellow onion 8 chicken drumsticks 2 cups whole wheat breadcrumbs 1 cup whole wheat flour 4 eggs, beaten Canola oil cooking spray  Method Purée buttermilk, thyme, salt, pepper, garlic and onion in a blender; transfer to a medium bowl. Add chicken, toss to coat, cover and chill, tossing once or twice, for 8 hours or overnight. Preheat oven to 375°F and line… Read More →

Spicy Beef and Potato Curry

Ingredients 1/2 onion, chopped 2 serrano chiles (remove seeds for a more mild taste) 3 cloves of garlic 1 tablespoon peanut of expeller-pressed canola oil 1 3/4 pounds sirloin tip steak, cut into 3/4-inch cubes 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt, plus more to taste 1 cinnamon stick 1 1/4 teaspoons coriander seeds 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1 (13.5-ounce) can light coconut milk 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1 pound red potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces 1/3 cup packed cilantro… Read More →

Chickens may hold clues to cancer in humans

Jim Womack, a professor of veterinary pathobiology at Texas A&M has found two peptides found in chickens can kill bacterial and cancer cells.   The story can be found here.         Story by Monica S. Nagy, The Eagle, College Station, TX.

Roasted Beef Tenderloin

Ingredients 1/3 cup dried porcini mushrooms 1 cup warm water 2 1/2 pounds trimmed beef tenderloin roast, tied Salt and ground black pepper to taste 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1/2 cup sliced shallots 1 pinch salt 1/4 tarragon vinegar 1 cup veal or chicken stock 1/4 cup heavy cream 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 table chopped fresh tarragon Salt and ground black pepper to taste Directions 1. Combine porcini mushrooms and water in a bowl; soak until soft, 1 hour. Drain and reserve liquid…. Read More →