University of Florida Researcher Trying to Find Healthier Beef

Jul 11, 2018


A big juicy ribeye was once the anathema of 1980s low-fat dieters. People were told that fat was the culprit behind weight gain, heart disease, and all manner of health issues. But, fast forward to today, and we are embracing fat -- but not all of it -- just the good fats. Things like olive oil and avocados. But, is there good fat to be found in that ribeye? And is there more good fat or bad fat in a black Angus cow?  How about a Holstein? A Charolais?

 

We’re talking with Dr. Raluca Mateescu, she leads a team of researchers in the Animal Genetics and Genomics lab at the University of Florida. She and her team recently presented their latest research findings to the Florida Cattleman’s Association, and we're going to explore she’s been studying.