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f / Section B -- The Times Leader, Thursday, June 24, 2004 Hot Dogs Ever Popular for Hot Days By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service Frankfurters. Wieners. Hot dogs. entrepreneurs began selling sausages of concern for many. Keep in mind No matter what you call them, hot with bread as early as the 1860s. that proper nutrition is about bal- dogs are a popular food. According to some sources, "Hot ance, moderation and variety. If you According to the National Hot Dog Dachshund Sausages" were called choose a higher-fat entree, balance and Sausage Council, Americans"hot dogs" by college students who out the rest of the menu with fresh ate about seven billion hot dogs in enjoyed munching on them or maybe fruit and a vegetable salad such as 2003. Laid end to end, that would be as a joke about the Germans' pets. this tasty, colorful marinated veg- enough to stretch to the moon seven OK, hot dogs are popular and etable salad. times, interesting, but are they nutritious? Marinated Vegetable Salad Summer is prime hot dog season, Since there are many varieties, sizes 1/3 head cauliflower with July designated "National Hot and formulations, the best thing to 3 stalks celery,, chopped Dog Month." About 38 percent of all do is compare Nutrition Facts labels. 1/2 red onion, sliced hot dogs are sold between Memorial On average, a 2-ounce beef hot dog 1/2 can pitted ripe olives, drained Day and Labor Day, and millions are would have 180 calories, 16 grams and sliced enjoyed at baseball stadiums, of fat, seven grams of protein, one 1 4-oz. can mushroom, drained (or Hot dogs have a fascinating and gram of carbohydrate and about one- use fresh) controversial, history. No one can fourth of the daily recommendation 1 bunch broccoli, broken into quite agree on who named them.for sodium, flowerettes Some say that hot dogs origi- Hot dogs are made of beef, pork, 1/2 green pepper, chopped nated in Frankfurt, Germany, hence chicken, turkey or a combination of 1 c. cherry tomatoes, halved "frankfurters." Austrians say the meats. To learn the content of your 1 8-oz. bottle light or fat-free term "wiener" is linked to their ori- favorite variety, check the ingredient Italian dressing gin in Vienna (Wien). label. Ingredient labels are listed in Wash and prepare vegetables as Who named them "hot dogs?" descending order by weight, indicated. Place in bowl and pour German immigrant sausage makers For example, if beef and pork are dressing over ingredients; mix gun- are probably at least partly to credit listed as the first two ingredients, tly. Marinate at least 24 hours in an for hot dog formulations. Not only then beef is highest in weight. If air-tight container. did Germans bring their recipes, they variety meats like liver or heart are Makes about 8 servings. With also brought a new breed of dog to used, the ingredient label must state low-fat dressing, each serving has America, the Dachshund. "with meat byproducts" or "with 61 calories, 3.8 grams fat, 6.5 grams Their tasty sausages were nick- variety meats." Low-fat hot dog carbohydrate, 2 grams fiber and 63 named "Dachshund sausages" varieties also are available, percent of the daily recommendation because of their shape and length, The fat and sodium content of for vitamin C. fortunately not their content. German some types of hot dogs are an issue Be ready for the big "Swoosh" By Kris Ringwall, NDSU Extension Beef Specialist These are busy times in the beef sion Center, a quick review of thc $795 bottom. The late April industry with many emotions and fat cattle market and how the DREC aged $952 with a top possibilities; happy and sad, great steers have done provides a feel for $789 bottom. and poor. These are all ends of a the industry. The Center feeds all its In early to mid Ly, the swinging pendulum that, regardless calves to harvest and electronically of steers averaged of what you do, will not stop. tracks the data from conception to of $1262 and an If you do things wrong, the sweep harvest, steers remain to be will eventually knock you off the ta- If the DREC is not careful, the late May sales averaged $1 ble. Even when you do things right, data, which is extensive, can surpass a top of $1280 and the rules may change, nature may bite the Center's ability to sort it. In pick- I like to keep things and the swoosh of the pendulum will ing up the feedlot file for last year's out old numbers and goals. be heard in the background; swoosh, calf crop, the first fiscal note, beside The Center's goal has swoosh, swoosh. Beef production is the feed and yardage bills, was a cows and back a management chess game, producer notification of a dead calf. Shortly than a dollar a day. against the pendulum, but neverthe- following was a credit for a real- for a cow, plus $50 less a great game and a great busi- izer, a poor performing calf with no ing a calf for 50 days and ness. future in the feedlot. The calf sold bill plus transportation The cattle business continues to for $282.85, but that was more than $270, total cost for the be a powerful force in the food sup- the one left in the backgrounding lot should be around $685. ply chain for today's population, which we sold for $10. servative, let's say it Additionally, there are indications Another dead slip, bloat, but things to conceive, produce of strong financial opportunities, at start to get better for the remaining calf every 365 days. least for the near future, if managed 166 steers on feed. In March the first Efficient operators will right. ' lot of steers sold for an average of a bit under this number. Management increasingly means $929, with the top of the lot hitting the pendulum is still sorting, more numbers than the av- $1098 and the low selling steer at in today's cattle market the crate mind can hold. Perhaps the $781. swoosh always is industry is much like the person car- A week later, the steers averaged now for the Center, with ryingalargekeychain, but then pon- $889, with a $1021 top and $748 coming in on at least during at which key fits which door. bottom. In April, several sets of crop, the steers exceed Data is welcome at any 'management steers went to harvest. The early set $200 plus dollars to pad meeting, but utilizing it is often more averaged $961, with a top of $1136 More next time. complicated than collecting it. and $804 bottom. The mid-set aver- May you find all At the Dickinson Research Exten- aged $920, with a top of $1166 and tags. 407 N 7th St.I Oakes ND 58474-1001 701-742-2448. 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