Current Progressive Cattleman digital edition
advertisement
breadcrumbs

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.

LATEST

For decades, cow-calf producers have immunized young cattle for bovine respiratory disease (BRD) as a service to buyers of feeder cattle and a way to add value to their calf crop.

Read more ...

Dark-cutting beef can mean a significant discount for beef producers.

USDA’s Market News Service from March 12 showed a discount of $33.91 per hundredweight on a carcass basis.

Read more ...

For centuries, farmers have determined a cow’s age by the number and wear of its teeth. Beef processors currently examine the number of permanent incisors present at harvest.

Read more ...

At the “Wagyu Olympics” in northern Japan last fall, Wagyu cattle from across the country competed for supreme standing among Japan’s most coveted cattle breed.

Read more ...

When you look back in the past 10 to 15 years at the data trends, Choice-graded beef has been on the rise.

Read more ...

Every five years or so, most of the major beef processors in the U.S. are audited, sampling 10 percent of a fed or non-fed beef plant’s kill and funded by the Beef Checkoff.

Read more ...