Welcome to Verified Beef

Verified Beef (VB) is an independent third party offering verification services for cattle producers. This verification is needed to export beef to many countries and can add value to your calf crop.

We offer 3 main verification programs for cow/calf producers and stocker/backgrounder operations:

  Age & Source Verification (ASV)

  • Certifies the age and source of your calves. An electronic ID tag is required.
Age & Source Verification (ASV) Packet

  Non Hormone Treated Cattle (NHTC)

  • Hormone growth promotants (HGP) may not be used at any time in the cattle being verified (calves/stockers, etc)
  • HGPs include MGA, implants, Zilmax and Optiflex
  • If HGPs are used at the operation, management must maintain current documentation, and a written beginning inventory, purchases, use and ending inventory. This should include groups, pastures or pens as is appropriate.
Non Hormone Treated Cattle (NHTC) Packet

  Verified Beef Never Ever 3 (VB-NE3)

  • From birth to slaughter, animals may NOT receive any antibiotics – period! Nothing in the feed, water, or injected.
  • Hormone growth promotants (HGP) may not be used at any time in the cattle.
  • No animal byproduct can be fed. This includes products form mammals or avian species including but not limited to animal fat, feather meal, blood meal, meat & bone meal.
Verified Beef Never Ever 3 (VB-NE3) Packet

 

Additional certifications can be stacked to the above programs including:

  
   Calf Management

This program improves confidence of buyers of participating cattle by documenting preventative animal health and nutrition management practices employed on the ranch prior to delivery. This is an optional certification which may be added to any of the other certifications offered by VB. It will not be offered as a stand-alone certification.

  
   Cattle Care & Handling

The program raises consumer confidence by teaching proper management techniques and showing a commitment to quality within every segment of the beef industry. This is an optional certification which may be added to any of the other certifications offered by VB. It will not be offered as a stand-alone certification. This certification will document a process that will control all quality system records. It is anticipated that this certification will:

  • Raises consumer confidence through offering proper management techniques and a commitment to quality within every segment of the beef industry, and
  • Provide packers, wholesalers, and retailers an opportunity to document that animals procured have been treated with specific standards of care, and
  • Provide an industry driven answer to the continuing dialogue of cattle handling and care through a certified and audited process.

  *Reputation Feeder Cattle®

*Reputation Feeder Cattle® is a NEW audited program which combines your herd’s 10 year genetic history, Age and Source Verification and documentation of ranch level management practices to identify value for both the ranch and the feedyard.

  • Age and Source Verification
  • Calf Management
  • *Genetic Merit Scorecard®



*Reputation Feeder Cattle®, and the Genetic Merit Scorecard® are NOT PVP Certifications.