Updates

APHIS Seeks Public Comment on Transition to RFID Tags 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture‚Äôs (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is seeking public comment on a proposal where APHIS would only approve Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) as the official eartag for use in interstate movement of cattle that are required to be identified by the traceability regulations. For the full press release, visit https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDAAPHIS/bulletins/293b612. To enter public comment visit https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/07/06/2020-14463/use-of-radio-frequency-identification-tags-as-official-identification-in-cattle-and-bison

Announcement

COVID-19 Resources

The Pennsylvania Beef Council is launching a COVID-19 Resource page to help make the access for information more streamlined for producers. This library content will be updated frequently and will provide links to resources for producers in this challenging time.

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PA Beef Economic Impact study

See the impact that the beef industry has on the Pennsylvania Economy! 

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Scattered Acres Inc.

2019 BQA Dairy Award

Scattered Acres Inc., located in Berks and Lancaster Counties is a 1,200 cow dairy with two milking facilities. The Hartman family see the value that the Beef Quality Assurance Program brings to their operation. They proudly share BQA with their employees and have even hosted training events on farm.

Hoffman Farms

2016 BQA Dairy Award Winner

Hoffman Farms, a dairy in Potter County Pennsylvania was the National BQA Dairy Award winner in 2016. To learn more about the Hoffmans and the National BQA Award program, hit play on the video to the left.

View the National Beef Quality Audit Results! 

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