In the world of cattle feeding and management, striving for exceptional animal welfare and sustainable practices is very important. Buffalo Feeders has a long record of excellence in Beef Quality Assurance, being awarded the 2019 National Cattlemen’s Association BQA Feedyard of the year. More recently we have been the focus of consumer-oriented videos made with the intent to give beef consumers a look into the extraordinary efforts we go to ensure safe and wholesome beef at their next meal.
As we engage in our daily practices of tending to the well-being of our cattle, managing operations, and maintaining our commitment to stewardship, it became clear that while we do provide yearly training on Beef Quality Assurance to our staff, there's an additional aspect. Our team comprises dedicated individuals who have loyally served our customers for two to four decades, amassing an extensive reservoir of knowledge and insight derived from their wealth of experience. This knowledge prompted us to consider how to preserve it for the benefit of the upcoming generation of caretakers, particularly as these individuals transition into retirement.
At its core, Progressive Beef stands as a comprehensive beef cattle quality management program that covers all aspects of day-to-day cattle care. Through meticulous audits conducted twice a year, the program ensures strict compliance, guaranteeing that the animals receive the highest level of care necessary to produce safe and healthy beef products.
Living in Northwest Oklahoma, with moderate to low average annual rainfall, multiple negative environmental factors, “Sustainability” is not a new term we have just come to know. It has been a way of life for the past hundred or more years my family has resided, farmed and ranched in the area. Therefore, having a plan to document the sustainable practices we have employed for generations was an attractive feature of the Progressive Beef program.
Progressive Beef prides itself on its commitment to sustainability. It applies meaningful metrics to internationally recognized sustainability indicators, including animal welfare, antibiotic use, resource efficiency, and employee safety. This not only aligns with your dedication to responsible cattle feeding but also builds a reputation that resonates with conscientious consumers.
Tyson Fresh Meats is the beef packer partnered with progressive beef. Progressive Beef™ Program - Tyson Fresh Meats Cattle from Buffalo Feeders sold to Tyson are identified as a part of the Progressive Beef Program can enter the supply chain for Wendy’s, Cosco, or Performance Foods Group. These direct-to-consumer suppliers have determined that their customers believe that a part of their beef buying decision making process is not just the quality and price of the cut, but how the beef was raised and how the cattle were cared for. We applaud this effort to connect consumers back to the farms and ranches where most consumers never see.
In conclusion, Progressive Beef isn't just a program—it's a transformative approach to cattle care that aligns perfectly with Buffalo Feeders' commitment to excellence. By embracing this innovative system, you're not only enhancing the quality of your cattle but also solidifying your reputation as a provider of exceptional beef products that consumers can trust.