Beef Inspires Strength: Fueling Healthy Beginnings and Lifelong Vitality

Nutritional Benefits of Beef: Key Nutrients and Their Health Benefits For Any Age

Beef is important to our lives in many ways, raising beef has always played a part of the western heritage of the United States and provides many excellent jobs associated with Farming and Ranching the Beef Industry community. Beef is one of the greatest sources of protein and essential nutrients to your growth and sustained health. I have borrowed much of my information from Oklahoma Beef Council and you can find many more details about beef nutrition here.  I Iove the fact that the beef that I raise feeds my family and many others across the state and country.

My granddaughter, Jolee knows the answer to the old question…Where’s the Beef?   “Photo by Lauren Grigg Photography

Information source below is directly from the website of Beef It's What's For Dinner, please visit their website for more information and tips!


Every bite your baby takes counts, especially in the first 24 months of life.Starting your baby with beef as a complementary first food can ensure they get the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development. 

The AmericanAcademy of Pediatrics, the Women Infants and Children’s Program (WIC) and now for the first time ever, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend introducing solid foods, like beef, to infants and toddlers, in order to pack in every bite with protein, iron, zinc and choline.1-5 Read on to learn how and why to incorporate beef through various life stages.

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When it comes to beef and your health, you can rest easy knowing that along with being delicious, beef contains important nutrients that your body needs. In just one 3 oz. cooked serving, you’re getting 10 essential nutrients, including about half your Daily Value for protein!


This may leave you wondering how beef stacks up against other protein options. When it comes to high-quality proteins, beef provides many nutrients in a smaller serving size than some other choices (with unbeatable taste at that)! For example, you’d have to eat at least 8 oz. of cooked chicken breast (USDA NDB #05064) to get the same amount of iron in just 3 oz. serving of cooked beef (USDA NDB #13364). When comparing zinc, you’d need to eat 20 oz.of cooked chicken breast!

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~Tom Fanning

Manager, Buffalo Feeders

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November 23, 2023
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