Two national cattle industry groups are supporting the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) decision to delay implementation of electronic logging devices (ELD) for livestock haulers.
Truck drivers who haul fed cattle to Tyson and Cargill packing plants will soon need to complete the Beef Quality Assurance Transportation certification program.
Beef packers willl require Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification from fed cattle suppliers, starting Jan. 1, 2019. This is driven by beef retailers and consumers who want assurance about how cattle are raised.
A federal transportation rule might change the way cattle are moved long distance.
Online grocery shopping is forcing changes all the way through the supply chain, and will result in new demand on cattle quality and specifications.
As producers rush to complete BQA certification, cattle haulers should also take note—they will need certification in the BQA Transportation program by Jan. 1, 2020.
This year's National Western Stock Show is the "Year of the Yards," because after more than five decades in their current location, the yards will be moved next year to a new spot to the north.
Transportation stress remains a primary determinant of how much work awaits feedyard employees.