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Beef Quality

Learn to utilize the industry’s Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program standards, which focus on animal handling, and the safety, quality and popularity of beef.

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Have you ever been pulled over without your ID? If so, it’s likely you know the importance of keeping it on you at all times! Just as it’s important for us, identification is important for cattle, too – for a multitude of reasons.

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Cattle health is closely monitored in each sector of the beef and dairy industries, and continuous improvement is expected from within and outside of the industries. Fitness for transport is an important concept that applies to all cattle stages, from calves to feeders to cull cows and bulls.

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Among its six committees, the beef checkoff’s Consumer Trust Committee supports programs that grow consumer trust in beef and beef production through greater adoption and understanding of industry best practices.

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Consumer demand, both domestically and abroad, drives beef prices and is one factor in determining profits or losses for cattle producers.

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In recent years, dairy producers in the U.S. have increased their use of beef semen on their dairy cows to raise male offspring profitability and manage replacement heifers.

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Any breed can be used to produce grass-fed beef. Some breeds are more suitable than others depending on several considerations, both economic and environmental.

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