By: Terry Hockaday
There will be big changes in Canada's Verified Beef Production (VBP) program this coming year.
Designed originally as the national on-farm food safety program for beef it has slowly and steadily gained respect through industry channels. Today, it is about to graduate into a new era called VBP+ adding new modules for biosecurity, animal care and environmental stewardship.
That's a big change. How exactly will this be done? What will it mean for producers on the program and their industry?
The simple answer is "It's goal is simple but the background work is complex," says Manitoba cattle producer, Betty Green. As the Manitoba provincial VBP coordinator and part of the VBP+ development team she has sat in on many of the meetings and listened to the chatter in the hallways.
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