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Red Robin’s twist on Sam Adams Oktoberfest

Everything is better with a little booze. Red Robin is prepping for Oktoberfest early with a beer-spiked milkshake. It's a creamy soft serve vanilla ice cream shake with Samuel Adams Octoberfest draft plus a generous helping of vanilla syrup and caramel.

According to Donna Ruch, Red Robin's master mixologist:

"Nothing says Oktoberfest better than a beer, so I incorporated the fun spirit of Red Robin into this innovative milkshake. Now, our guests don't have to choose between a beer or a shake to go with their burger. They can have the very best of both in our new Octoberfest Milkshake."


The milkshake goes for about $5 and will be sold until November 11.

The restaurant's Oktoberfest menu will also include an Oktoberfest Bürger (toasted pretzel bun, beer mustard, a beef patty, melted Swiss cheese, beer mustard sautéed onions, Black Forest ham, and lettuce) and a Pub Crawl Tavern Style burger (Wisconsin Merkt's beer cheese spread, beer mustard-onions, and bacon.



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The Perfect Milk Machine

Dairy scientists are the Gregor Mendels of the genomics age, developing new methods for understanding the link between genes and living things, all while quadrupling the average cow's milk production since your parents were born.

While there are more than 8 million Holstein dairy cows in the United States, there is exactly one bull that has been scientifically calculated to be the very best in the land. He goes by the name of Badger-Bluff Fanny Freddie.

Already, Badger-Bluff Fanny Freddie has 346 daughters who are on the books and thousands more that will be added to his progeny count when they start producing milk. This is quite a career for a young animal: He was only born in 2004.

There is a reason, of course, that the semen that Badger-Bluff Fanny Freddie produces has become such a hot commodity in what one artificial-insemination company calls "today's fast paced cattle semen market." In January of 2009, before he had a single daughter producing milk, the United States Department of Agriculture took a look at his lineage and more than 50,000 markers on his genome and declared him the best bull in the land. And, three years and 346 milk- and data-providing daughters later, it turns out that they were right.

"When Freddie [as he is known] had no daughter records our equations predicted from his DNA that he would be the best bull," USDA research geneticist Paul VanRaden emailed me with a detectable hint of pride. "Now he is the best progeny tested bull (as predicted)."

Data-driven predictions are responsible for a massive transformation of America's dairy cows. While other industries are just catching on to this whole "big data" thing, the animal sciences -- and dairy breeding in particular -- have been using large amounts of data since long before VanRaden was calculating the outsized genetic impact of the most sought-after bulls with a pencil and paper in the 1980s.

Full Article @ TA

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Mars Brings Back Starburst Milkshakes

After almost three years since Mars decided to stop producing Starburst milkshake, the popular drink is scheduled to hit our shelves once again early this year.

Featuring a redesigned bottle with a sports cap style top, the new 350ml drink will be available in Strawberry flavour only and is said to mimic the flavour of the popular Starburst chew.

Mars’ Trade Communications Manager, Bep Dhaliwa said: “Strawberry is the second highest seller in the flavoured milk drinks category, with a 24.6% market share, coming closely behind the top seller, chocolate.

“We are confident that we have a winning combination with the strength of the Starburst brand, the popularity of strawberry milkshake and a modern sports cap bottle.”

Aimed at young people, Starburst Milkshake has been carefully formulated to comply with school standards set out by the School Food Trust, ensuring that at least 50% of this drink is made from milk and that it contains less than 5% sugar.


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