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VBP Participation Increases

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More than 15,400 of Canada s 80,000 beef producers have now participated in Verified Beef Production (VBP), the national beef on-farm food safety program, says Terry Grajczyk, manager of the VBP program for the Canadian Cattlemen s Association. Using a weighted average approach, that means that 55 to 60 per cent of Canada s beef production is covered under the VBP program, says Grajczyk. As well, more than 700 of these producers have opted to proceed to the next step of having their cattle operations audited and become registered.

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