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Broad beef producer input sought

By Alec Gerry | October 12, 2016

Beef producers all across the country, from every segment of the industry, are being encouraged to participate in a survey that will help establish a benchmark and course for the beef industry for 2017 and beyond. The Producer Survey of the checkoff-funded 2016 National Beef Quality Audit (NBQA) will collect producer information and opinions, which will be added to the audit’s traditional production research to form an in-depth look at where the industry stands and what its successes and shortcomings are.

Go to survey here:  Beef Survey


I hope that producers will recognize and report the importance of biting flies, ticks, and mites to the health and well-being of their animals, and ultimately to the economic outcomes of their operations.  Many producers do not realize that biting flies and ticks can transmit a number of animal diseases, and can also affect cattle weight gains and thriftiness when biting rates of these insects and ticks is high.  – Alec Gerry, UC Riverside Veterinary Entomology


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