The reopening of export markets to U.S. beef cattle have brought specific requirements from each of these countries and increased demand for cattle meeting those guidelines. The main requirements that impact cattle producers are source and age verification. Signed affidavits no longer fulfill age verification for export markets. Verification is required to be done through independent, third-party audits of calving records for age.
The Wyoming Business Council developed the Wyoming Verified program as a service to Wyoming producers to source and age verify livestock through AgInfoLink’s USDA Process Verified program.
The program offers such benefits as on-site ranch and feedlot audits for age and source, natural animal handling and care, nutrition and vaccination verification.
The Wyoming Verified program is an excellent marketing tool to enhance profitability and allows producers to capture added value through premiums being offered for certified livestock. Premiums for certified beef cattle have been paid for both feeder calves and finished cattle.
Certifying livestock through the Wyoming Verified program allows flexibility in record-keeping and marketing. Certification follows the verified livestock no matter what marketing channel is utilized: sale barn, video, private treaty or retained ownership.
Contact Agribusiness Development Manager John Henn for more information about the Wyoming Verified program.
Wyoming Age & Source Verification Program Certified Producers Listing