The Montana Beef Council is funded by the Beef Checkoff program. One dollar from the sale of every head of beef cattle in the U.S. goes to the Beef Checkoff program. That money is then distributed to organizations for the sake of promotion and research that goes to benefit the beef cattle industry. I think my Dad would approve of this way of promoting beef in a heavily vegetarian area!
Here are some interesting tidbits about the beef industry
- It constitutes the single largest segment of American agriculture. 35% of operations are listed as beef cattle operations.
- 90%of all beef raised in the U.S. is consumed here the other 10% is exported.
- Research shows that beef is a vital source of protein, iron and many other important nutrients that sustain a healthy diet. In fact, calorie-for-calorie it is one of the most nutrient-rich foods to fuel an active and healthy lifestyle.
- Beef has 8 times more vitamin B12, 6 times more zinc and 2.5 times more iron than a skinless chicken breast.
- The cut of beef with the lowest amount of calories, saturated fat and total fat is the eye round roast and steak, with only 144 calories, 1.4 grams of saturated fat and 4 total grams of fat in a 3-ounce serving.
- Ranchers are everyday environmentalists. Many families are multi-generational and they know if they do not take care of the land, they won't be there much longer.
I other news, I have a favorite running shirt right now. and I never wear it. I go to get dressed for a run and I look at it and think
"I love that shirt"
but before I can put it on I think
"I don't want to get it all stinky"
so I put on a different one and my favorite one stays in the closet clean where I can go look at it and love it from afar. Stupid right? What is the point of having a favorite shirt if I don't wear the darn thing. But part of why I love it so much is the color. It seems to vibrant and happy. Just looking at it brightens me right up. Like wearing a smile and well what if I want to wear it around the house for awhile to be happy but it stinks and I just showered? So I put it on for a run yesterday but it was really cold out so I had to wear a jacket over it. I covered up the happy color. :( then it stunk :( and I had to shower and go places so I couldn't wear it while I was still stinky :(
|My happy shirt on a warmer day|
Does anyone else not wear a favorite running shirt because you don't want it to stink?
Do you have a happy shirt?
Congratulations, that will be so much fun!!! I've always wanted to go to Portland, I hear great things :)ReplyDelete
I have favorite running shirts…but I definitely wear them because they're my favs :)
Congrats on your upcoming trip! I have never been to the west coast either other than a layover in the LAX airport. I don't think I have a favorite running shirt but there are a few tanks that I do like.ReplyDelete
Yay on your trip! That is such exciting news!ReplyDelete
Congrats! That's great news. HTC looks like a blast :)ReplyDelete
I also have a happy shirt. I don't think I've ever worn it out of my place because I'm scared of it getting dirty or stinky. Lol
Congratulations on the relay team!! I knew you'd get picked, and you are going to love it. Your team will be glad to have you, you are so fast and have such a great attitude.ReplyDelete
I don't have a favorite shirt like that, but I can see how it could happen. There's a shirt in the "gifts for runners" section of the new Runners' World that is so pretty I don't see how anyone would want it to get all stinky (black with a floral pattern; I'd wear it to work!).
Interesting stats on the beef industry too....I am reading the Little House books aloud to my kids right now (we're on Little House on the Prairie) and it's been a real eye opener. Beef was a prized treat for the Ingalls family. And everyone in that house worked so hard. It makes what I do fairly unworthy of the word "work." Very cool that your family and the families you know have a tie to that chapter of our past, more so than many of us.
Omg hood to coast! That is amazing! So excited for you!ReplyDelete
Congrats on HTC! How very fun and exciting!ReplyDelete
Woohoo! HTC! That will be so much fun!ReplyDelete
Congrats on your Hood to Coast team!!ReplyDelete
They are so lucky to have you on their team, you're going to carry them to victory :)
Wow that is AMAZING news!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
Great news!!! How exciting!!!ReplyDelete
Congrats! That is so exciting, and I know it will be an incredible experience for you. They picked the right woman for the team, that's for sure!!!!ReplyDelete
Ahh Congrats! U deserve it and you'll love love hood to coastReplyDelete
Congrats! You're going to have so much fun.ReplyDelete
I don't have a favorite shirt, but there are a few that make me happy and I'm always sad when they need to be retired.
what a fun trip planned :)ReplyDelete
YES, I have a fav shirt and I swear no matter how often I wash it, it never smells clean...is that gross or what??
Congrats! We just watched a movie on HTC-looks like a ton of fun!ReplyDelete
YAY!!!!! I am sooooooo excited for you. You're like a celebrity!ReplyDelete
Awww congrats on Hood to coast. That is so excited and will give you something to look forward to all year. yay!ReplyDelete
congrats on HTC!!!ReplyDelete
Wow, what exciting news! Congrats!ReplyDelete
That's so exciting- and I'm SO jealous! Someday I will do that race!ReplyDelete
Love the beef stats- I love me some beef :).
Congrats on HTC, so exciting!ReplyDelete
I love beef. Delicious.
wohoo!! hood to coast is totally on my running bucket list and um yes I totally have like nice lulu shirts i had to talk myself into using for sweaty activitiesReplyDelete
Congrats on Hood to Coast next year! And good timing, I just went to Portland, and it is a great city to visit!ReplyDelete
As for running shirts, my 2 favorites are my SF half marathon 2009 and SF full marathon 2010 - I like the design of them both, and it was my first race at those distances.
Yay for the Hood to Coast race! Although I live in MT now, I was born & raised in Oregon until I was 25. LOVE OREGON...you will totally fall in love with it too!ReplyDelete
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How exciting! Congrats!ReplyDelete
I'm glad to hear you're on a HTC team. You will have an absolute blast! Portland and NW Oregon are wonderful places. If you need some help with "local info" I'd be glad to assist.ReplyDelete
You are coming to Portland! Thank you for the sweet birthday wish! WE MUST meet when you are here :)ReplyDelete
That IS exciting news. You are the perfect candidate for the Hood to Coast. I am so happy for you.ReplyDelete
And you know I love that aqua shirt, too.
Wear it. It will make you fly! :)
see I NEED to move to Montana!
my favorite shirt skink already booooo :(
Wow HTC!! How exciting - congrats!!ReplyDelete
Congrats on the HTC Team! That's so awesome. That race is definitely on my running bucket list, and I look forward to your recap once it's all said and done (and run)!ReplyDelete
Congratulations Christy!! You will have so much fun on that adventure -- what a fun event to look forward to:)ReplyDelete
Congrats on HTC! That will be so awesome and to be sponsored by the MT Beef Council is icing on the cake.ReplyDelete
congrats! new challenges are the best :)ReplyDelete
congrats, that is so exciting! and love the shirt color! very pretty!ReplyDelete
How exciting! 9 months is not too long to talk about H2C!!ReplyDelete
Love the color of your happy shirt.
I would freaking die of happiness to run on Team "Where's the Beef?" Please tell me that will be your team name. :)ReplyDelete
yay Portland and yay Hood to Coast! It would be great to meet up either in town or at the race when you are here! I'm pretty sure I'm jumping on a friend's H2C team this year since my team didn't get in....Hood to coast is SOOOO fun - you will love it!ReplyDelete
Oh, and super cute running shirt!
Congratulations daughter!! You have been wanting this soooo bad. Yes, dad and I will help sponsor you and help with the kids. Hit up all the business that the ranch deals with. That should help. Love you lots and I know you will give 100% effort. We are proud of you.ReplyDelete
How exciting! Congratulations!ReplyDelete
Wohoo!! Congrats on making the Hood to Coast team, I know you have been wanting to run that race for while! It's never too early to start celebrating and getting ready :)ReplyDelete
Have an amazing trip.ReplyDelete
I totally thought of you while I was on the four wheeler herding cattle about a month back. My husbands family went out to the farm (which is divided by the highway) and had to move them from one side to the other for winter and for new grazing land. So much work. Cattle ranching is difficult! By the end of the day I was so tired of cows and cow poop.
How exciting about HTC! )ReplyDelete