3 TOP CONCERNS FOR BEEF INDUSTRY: Aggregate Response from Purveyors, Retailers and Restaurateurs: Low Overall Uniformity and Consistency Inappropriate carcass weight Inadequate Tenderness National Beef Quality Audit, 2000
4 What Do Consumers Want? Food Safety – it’s expected Implants Antibiotics Disease (E.coli, Salmonella, etc.) Value-added, convenience products Meal solutions - yes Uncooked pot roasts - no “Guaranteed tender” Aged 14 to 21 days Process verified
5 What Do Consumers Want? Source verified Now - some Future - yes Vitamin E fed cattle RHI trade - no Retail trade - yes Environmental stewardship
6 What Do Consumers Want? Black Angus (CAB-like programs) Middle meats – maybe End meats – not necessarily Other “niche” markets “Locally grown” Animal handling/well-being Demand for our product starts here!
7 What Do Retailers/RHI Want? $Differentiated product $Consistent product $Consistent supply $Minimal out’s $Products that are worth more $$$ $Portion Control This group responds to, and affects change.
8 Cattle that are part of a system, alliance, cooperative marketing arrangement, … Cattle that are outs, misfits, extras, small lots, … WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?
9 The Challenge We are a “Segmented” Industry with many small- to medium-sized independent operations
10 A Changing Beef Industry 2001 Number of new USDA Certified Programs
11 Industry is moving away from producing commodity beef
17 Kentucky Department of Agriculture 5-State Beef Initiative Partners Office of the Commissioner of Agriculture
18 Stakeholders 5-State Beef Initiative Management Organization Board of Directors Exec. Dir. & Universities (5) Marketing Organizations (1) State Dept. of Agriculture (5) State Cattlemen’s Assoc. (5) Feedlot, backgrounders (5) Cow-calf producers (5) Farm Bureau (5) Ron Lemenager Executive Director Ron Lemenager Executive Director Mike Bumgarner United Producers Mark Straw KY Dept. of Ag. Maralee Johnson IL Cattlemen’s Jim Culp Feedlot, IN Gary Wilson Cow-calf, OH Ernie Birchmeier MI Farm Bureau Executive Board
How can a partnership help? By creating the infrastructure that will allow producers to: target and meet one market at a time.
20 FSBI Action Teams and Chairs Data Management - Dan Buskirk, MSU IRM/SPA - Rich Knipe, UI Certification - Jeff Arseneau, PU Kevin Gould, MI BQA/Health - Steve Loerch, OSU Patty Scharko, UK Genetics - Matt Claeys, PU, Nevil Speer, WKU CSRM - Steve Rust, MSU Economics - Lee Meyer, UK Product quality - Phil Anderson, IBCA Reproduction - John Johns, UK Post-Harvest Marketing – Steve Rust, MSU All Teams Have State and Producer Representation
Web Certification and Re-certification www.iqbeef.org
25 Goal of BQA To ensure that all cattle shipped from a beef production unit are: –Healthy –Safe –Wholesome –Meet federal management guidelines –Meets or exceeds consumer expectations
26 Preconditioning To increase value Viruses x 2 (IBR, PI3, BVD, BRSV) Clostridia Deworm Castration & Dehorning Weaning Feed and water broke
27 Producer PC Data 199920002001 Calves - # hd8092100 Weaning Wt.443#482#453# ADG, Wean to Sale a 1.21#1.47#1.91# ADG, Wean to Sale b 1.48#1.82#2.15# Total Expenses / hd$35.93$40.19$32.85 Sale Price / hd$82.66$83.54$90.00 Extra Profit / hd$42.00$9.36$30.76 a with Shrink b without Shrink
28 Bull Certification Certification is good for 3 years Power Scores rank individual bulls using breed specific EPD percentile rankings.
29 Power Score System 2 Score System 1)Performance Power Score (BWt, WWt, YWt, MM) 2)Carcass Power Score (Marbling/%IMF, %RP) As in golf a lower number potentially indicates a more desirable bull. (Over 1500 bulls certified from 6 states)
30 Importance of Data Management Building Résumés for your Cattle “ Want access to the competitive value-based market of the future? Better start getting together a résumé for your cattle.” John Sticka, CAB Dir. Packer Feeder Relations What’s in a resume? Documentation of : Genetic history Source verification Management practices Feedlot and carcass history
31 The Emerging Age of Beef Inform ed a c tion Beyond data Beyond information Building knowledge Integrity
33 Cow/Calf Auction Market Feeder Packer Retailer Consumer Seedstock A Responsive Beef System Product Flow Information Feedback Foodservice “ Listens” “Trusts” Information Profit Flow
34 Data Management FSBI has partnered with eMerge Interactive to accommodate data collection, data warehousing, and information sharing CattleLog ME was created for “us”
35 Apply Unique Identification All FSBI animals are required to be tagged with an EID tag and a visual tag Tags can be obtained through FSBI State Coordinator Bulls and cows should have a permanent, unique identification within herd (unique ear tag) (C.O.O.L. and Mandatory National ID)
Value of Financial Information >$170 Total Cost reduction per Cow
40 $ ? ? How can producers get rewarded for enhanced quality?
“The lion’s share of producer value in their alliance comes from having the information to make improvements.” Don Schiefelbein, Monfort
42 Fed CattleFeeders Calves Larger Premiums Larger Discounts As fed cattle prices show more differentiation So will feeder and calf prices New Market
43 Receive carcass information on cattle (résumé) This Yield Grade 4 is typically worth $20 per cwt. of carcass less than this Yield Grade 2 This Select is often worth $5 to $15 per cwt. of carcass less than this Mid Choice What’s in it for me?
51 Consumers/Retailers are going to expect it Early adopters should benefit financially The future is now Guidelines, Audits and Certification
52 Staying a step ahead! EPA IDEM AFO / CAFO WASCOB TMDL Environmental Stewardship
53 Why Vertical Coordination? Profit –Partners to work with –Market access (value added, niche markets) –Bargaining power - strength in numbers –Consumer confidence –Database, reports, benchmarking = KNOWLEDGE Performance Carcass Economic/Financial Increased predictability –In the feedlot –On the rail –On the plate
54 Challenges Moving beyond tradition Working together “Special” sales Getting feedlots involved and committed Getting carcass data back on a large scale Year-round supply chain Business structure and plan Expertise beyond the supply chain “Herding cats”/Commitment
55 Commercialization of Programs United Producers, Inc. (mktg. coop) –Managed Beef Alliance (MBA) –End user relationships Indiana Farm Fresh Beef (IFFB) –Certified Freezer Beef –Carcass data Premium Indiana Beef (PIB) –Independent restaurants and retail –Carcass data
56 PEOPLE PRIDE PRODUCT PARTNERSHIPS PROFIT This is what it is all about!!!