BCSC 2019_banner_6-11-19Special Edition_2019Silveus_banner_5-31-18
Advertise With Us Subscribe Today Facebook
Not a member? Membership has its privileges— Register today! • Make SLS your homepage!
home articles Industry News |

Tyson Fresh Meats announces Progressive Beef license

published: August 20th 2018
by: Ryan McCarthy
source: Tyson Fresh Meats

DAKOTA DUNES, S.D. – Tyson Foods subsidiary, Tyson Fresh Meats, announced on Aug. 14 that it would become the first processor to license the Progressive Beef program, which focuses on cattle management and sustainability for feedlot operators.

Manhattan, Kansas-based Beef Marketing Group runs the Progressive Beef program. The group helps heighten accountability and transparency through a verification system that involves USDA-approved auditors.

“We know that by licensing the Progressive Beef program, we will begin to reshape how we do business,” said Chad Martin, senior vice president of beef at Tyson Fresh Meats. “We welcome others to join us in raising the standard so we can all confidently address consumers concerns.”

The feedyards certified in the program focus efforts in three categories: cattle care, food safety and environmental sustainability. They are also verified twice per year. Each audit comes with a report card and metrics of how to improve the feedlot.

“We are pleased to have Tyson Fresh Meats join us in our effort to grow the number of certified feedyards and therefore increase the pool of cattle available under this program,” said John Butler, CEO of Progressive Beef LLC. 

The license will also allow Tyson Fresh Meats to work with their customers to create a higher confidence level with this beef program. 

“Now more than ever, consumers are demanding to know more about the beef they buy,” said Steve Stouffer, president of Tyson Fresh Meats, “We want to not only help our customers answer questions from consumers, but also help the beef industry address these questions.”

Site:   Home   Publications   Market Reports   Sale Reports   Sale Calendar   Cattle & Service Directory   Full Commodities Report   Services   About Us   Contact Us

Article Categories:   All   Industry News   Herd Health   Feed & Nutrition   Pastures & Forages   Reproduction   Marketing   Columnists   Production   Genetics & Performance   Weather Forecast   Breed News   Producer Feature Stories   Items of Interest   New Products   Recipes

User:   Login   Logout   Register/Profile   Submit Market Report   Submit Sale Report