DairyBeef: Maximizing quality and profits - A consistent food safety message

D. A. Moore, J. H. Kirk, D. J. Klingborg, F. Garry, W. Wailes, J. Dalton, J. Busboom, R. W. Sams, M. Poe, M. Payne, J. Marchello, M. Looper, D. Falk, T. Wright

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    Abstract

    To respond to meat safety and quality issues in dairy market cattle, a collaborative project team for 7 western states was established to develop educational resources providing a consistent meat safety and quality message to dairy producers, farm advisors, and veterinarians. The team produced an educational website and CD-ROM course that included videos, narrated slide sets, and on-farm tools. The objectives of this course were: 1) to help producers and their advisors understand market cattle food safety and quality issues, 2) help maintain markets for these cows, and 3) help producers identify ways to improve the quality of dairy cattle going to slaughter. DairyBeef: Maximizing Quality & Profits consists of 6 sections, including 4 core segments. Successful completion of quizzes following each core segment is required for participants to receive a certificate of completion. A formative evaluation of the program revealed the necessity for minor content and technological changes with the web-based course. All evaluators considered the materials relevant to dairy producers. After editing, course availability was enabled in February, 2003. Between February and May, 2003, 21 individuals received certificates of completion.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)183-190
    Number of pages8
    JournalJournal of dairy science
    Volume87
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 2004

    Keywords

    • Dairy cattle
    • Food safety
    • Meat quality

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Food Science
    • Animal Science and Zoology
    • Genetics

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