CATTLE VERIFICATION MARKETING PROGRAMS FOR PRODUCERS IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN AND HIGH PLAINS REGIONS NOW AVAILABLE
ADD VALUE TO YOUR CATTLE
High Plains Cattle Supply & Ranchers Connecting Ranchers
Give your operation a competitive advantage with Verification Marketing Programs. High Plains Cattle Supply and Ranchers Connecting Ranchers are aligning to offer third-party, value-added cattle verification marketing programs for producers in the High Plains and Rocky Mountain regions. Whether you need to meet basic identification and traceability requirements or you want to market your beef in premium markets that require specific production assessments, High Plains Cattle Supply will help you find and implement the right verification program.
Verification Marketing Programs Available Through HPCS
Source & Age Verification
The simplest form of all audits in which we collect calving dates (first to last calf birth date is required), the number of head to verify, and identification information.
Most of these audits can be accomplished with a simple phone and records audit conducted on an annual basis.
Source & Age Verification
At your onsite audit the auditor will be looking at specific lot files and records for program and non-program cattle in the feed yard. The feed yard must be able to show that each group of program cattle can be identified by source and that sufficient records were kept to keep track of source and birth dates.
Non-Hormone Treated Cattle (NHTC)
Cattle in this program must not be given any hormones at any point in their lifetime. This program requires an annual onsite audit for both ranches and feed yards.
Saudi Arabia Export Verification
Cattle may not be fed any animal protein post-weaning in order to qualify for this program. Requires an annual onsite audit for both ranches and feed yards.
China Export Verification
The China EV program has been created as a simple phone and records audit much like the Source and Age Verification audit at the ranch level only.
Important Note: Most packers have indicated that they will only be accepting NHTC verified cattle for the China EV program due to the zero tolerance policy regarding implants and beta-agonists.
Cattle in the RCR Natural program must never be fed an animal by-products, must never be given hormones, and must never have been treated with an antibiotic.
Feedbunk Ready Vaccination Verified
This phone and records audit is an RCR exclusive verification program designed to help ranchers add credibility to their vaccination program and to give feed yards more confidence in the quality of cattle they are purchasing. RCR utilizes vaccination records, invoices, and working dates to compile a vaccination and handling history. A certificate and Management Information Sheet is created and sent to the feed yard at shipping time to provide them with a thorough vaccination/health history of the program cattle.
Benefits of Cattle Verification Marketing Programs
Working with Ranchers Connecting Ranchers, we are now able to offer value-added cattle verification marketing programs for producers of all sizes.
add value per head
Verification marketing programs are proven to deliver per-head premiums. Add value for potential buyers and increase your profitability when you verify your cattle.
attract new buyers
Whether you want to capitalize on current US beef trends or reach a global market, verification programs get your beef in front of the consumers you’re targeting.
market your cattle accurately
Consumers want to know where, and how, their beef was raised. Verification programs allow you to tell the whole story, from calving to finishing.