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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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Not long after we reached the back side of the pasture, the sun peeked over the horizon and the chaos erupted. It was every cow for itself, running and dodging or bawling and standing to fight.

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The current fashion trend is T-shirts with clever graphics or sayings. “I’m sorry for what I said when we were working cattle” is an example.

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What is antibiotic stewardship?

This is a question I’ve been asked more and more, and I’ve heard several producers be asked as well. As you can imagine, there are a variety of answers. There might even be some confusion about the exact definition.

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Managing what goes into an organized ranch refrigerator is crucial when dealing with animal health. Many times, it can mean life or death, and seasoned ranchers know the importance of having the proper medications for a healthy herd on hand at all times.

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When Roy McCallister arrived on the scene of a major traffic accident involving 90 head of feeder calves, his Bovine Emergency Response Plan (BERP) training immediately kicked in.

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You, as a beef producer, never want to receive a phone call that one of your beef carcasses has drug residues and is not fit for human consumption. That call implies the producer did not read the label correctly, overdosed the animal or did not comply with the required withdrawal time.

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