The advancements in technology and handling of data privacy we are currently witnessing provide a useful structure to look at options for a traceable beef product.
Our view or definition of traceability and the process involved shapes our perspective of the premium and implementation cost.
A recent paper offers an interesting look at an alternative model for growing cattle health and performance where efficiency was achieved using less.
New research highlights the ability of behavior monitoring to predict disease while enhancing health outcomes and making the pen rider's job easier.
When loading and unloading cattle, the choice of "movement assistance device" may affect the loading outcome as well as the end product.
Even for those who enjoyed timely summer rains, the marginal economics of the cattle business and rising feed costs continue to cause nearly everyone to search for ways to do more with less.
Which is more financially advantageous on your ranch if the average is the same, uniformity from top to bottom or bottom-end discounts offset by premiums from top-end excellence?
As technology advances the range of sensor applications will continue to expand as will the duration of data collection.