This introductory module is the first in each series of modules. Once you have completed the introduction, continue with the modules for your sector below.START HERE SKIP INTRO MODULE
Below are a series of modules for grazing operations, aimed at supporting actions that can improve the sustainability of your operation and the beef value chain. Modules will soon be available for each of the beef supply chain sectors.
Producers and ranchers are stewards of the land, tasked with taking care of not only livestock, but the forage species, soil, water, air, and wildlife.
Efficient and productive cow-calf operations are central to the sustainability and profitability of the entire beef value chain.
Ranchers and producers have a moral and ethical responsibility to ensure proper health and well-being of their animals.
One challenge for many cow-calf producers across the U.S. is how to successfully transfer their business to another entity (whether they are family or not) and maintain its farming or ranching heritage.
The safety and well-being of farm and ranch employees is of utmost importance in production agriculture.
Below are a series of modules for operators and employees of auction markets.
Auction markets have a moral and ethical responsibility to ensure proper health and well-being of animals.
The safety and well-being of auction market employees is of utmost importance.
Auction markets are stewards of the land, tasked with taking care of livestock and water resources used to support them.
Below are a series of modules for feedyard owners, managers, and employees. These modules may also be helpful for confined cow-calf, stocker, or backgrounder operations as well.
Feedyards have a moral and ethical responsibility to ensure proper health and well-being of their animals.
Efficient and productive feedyards are vital to the sustainability and profitability of the entire beef value chain.
The safety and well-being of feedyard employees is of utmost importance.
Feedyards are stewards of the land, tasked with taking care of livestock, as well as the soil, water, and air that supports them.
Below are a series of modules for beef packers and processors. Modules will soon be available for each of the beef supply chain sectors.
Ensuring that cattle have the highest standards of health and well-being is beneficial to the environmental, social, and economic sustainability of the entire beef industry.
Investing the time to review and compare performance outcomes can enhance decision making and the sustainability of packers and processors.
Employee safety and well-being is a critical component to a sustainable packer or processor operation.
Packers and processors must steward water, land, and air resources for the future success of the sector and beef supply chain.
Below are a series of modules for beef retailers and food service operators.
Although the retail and food service sector does not directly interact with live animals, through the beef value chain it engages with those who do. The sector has a moral and ethical responsibility to ensure proper health and well-being of the animals from their suppliers.
Not only does decreasing waste improve profitability it demonstrates the industry truly values the natural resources involved in producing beef and the nutritional value of beef to the human population.
Worker safety should be a top priority for any employer, including retail and food service operations. Preventing accidents and injuries and providing the proper training and equipment can have positive impacts on your business.
Retail and food service operators are responsible for maintaining their environmental goals pertaining to water, land, and air quality and greenhouse gas emissions.
If you are completing these modules as part of your application for the Ranchers Resilience Grant, you must provide your name and email to ensure completion credit for each module. Please enter the same name and email address below that you used in your grant application.