Veterinarians: Resources for Beef Facilities

Beef cattle production is a segmented and diverse industry. Endemic diseases cost producers millions of dollars each year, and the introduction of a foreign animal disease could devastate the entire industry almost instantly. It is not necessary to suffer the effects of a foreign animal disease to demonstrate the benefits of a biological risk management plan (BRM).

BRM is designed to help establish a comfort level in evaluating risks in three of the most commonly recognized segments of the industry: cow-calf, feedlot, and stocker/backgrounder.