Today’s consumer is more concerned about food safety and humane production of their meat than at any time in recent history. A direct outcrop of this concern is that entities up and down the meat production and marketing chains are now requiring greater compliance from those they do business with to ensure the consumer’s needs are addressed.

The beef industry has developed a national certification program that enables cattle producers and feedlots to verify their production practices meet nationally developed standards that lead to a safe and wholesome beef product.

Utah State University Extension is offering a certification workshop to teach producers and feedlot personnel about these national standards, thus enabling them to take advantage of and open more markets for their cattle.

The workshop will be today, Nov. 1, at 6:30 p.m. in rooms B20-B24 at the Sevier County Administration Building, which is located at 250 North Main Street, Richfield.

For additional information, contact C. Kim Chapman, area extension livestock agent, at (435) 893-0474 or via email at

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