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Steroidal implants, often referred to as simply implants, have been used in beef cattle for more than 60 years. In addition, there are a wide array of available implants on the market.

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Liver abscess (LA) is relatively common in feedlot cattle and older dairy cows, particularly with diets eaten in grain content.

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Cattlemen have demonstrated a commitment to the integrity of today’s beef products by implementing sound cattle management practices.

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A 2011 survey of U.S. beef cattle producers done in conjunction with the National Beef Quality Audit (NBQA) found 87 percent of respondents who operated their ranches consistent with Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) standards did so because “it’s the right thing to do.”

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The Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program has developed best management practices to ensure cattle are healthy and productive while providing safe, wholesome products for consumers. BQA standards encompass most segments of the beef industry, including cow-calf, feedyard and marketing.

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Agriculture is an industry that is known to be dangerous; this fact is especially true for workers on cattle feedlots.

According to recent labor statistics, beef cattle production has a fatality rate of 116 per 100,000 workers.

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