The beef cattle industry continues to provide a safe, quality, and consistent product to consumers while addressing animal health and food safety issues. The study reported here sought to determine Beef Quality Assurance educational needs for record keeping, health management, marketing strategies, and perceptions of industry issues to inform and prepare Montana beef producers for changes. BQA and non-BQA certified producers had varying management strategies for animal identification, record keeping, and vaccination programs, while implant programs and marketing strategies were similar. The results of the survey will be used to determine the BQA educational needs of Montana cattle producers.
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Duffey, L., Paterson, J., King, M., & Rolfe, K. (2008). Ranch Management Practices of Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) and Non-BQA Certified Producers in Montana. The Journal of Extension, 46(5), Article 17. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol46/iss5/17