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Beef Research School Video: Beef Care Code Essentials in 10 Minutes

In the latest episode of the Beef Research School, Ryder Lee with the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) gives us a run down of the Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle.  Ryder explains:

  • how science, practically and societal expectations were considered
  • important changes in requirements, including pain management when castrating or dehorning older animals
  • how cattle producers are responding to the new Code
  • CCA’s plans to expand the Verified Beef ProductionTM program to include animal care, biosecurity and environmental stewardship

Ryder served as technical expertise to the Code Development committee, is the Manager of Federal and Provincial Relations at the CCA and staff support on the CCA Animal Care committee.

See the video here.

Stay tuned for upcoming episodes of the Beef Research School, which will soon discuss genetic selection to improve carcass quality and beef producers’ thoughts about extension. Past episodes covered deadstock disposal, rangeland health assessment, and mineral supplementation. More information on the Beef Research School

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BCRC Blog | September 19, 2013

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