What is third-party verification?
For the livestock industry, third-party verification programs are the vehicle in which producers, growers, feeders and finishers are able to meet specific export or private brand label requirements related to live animal production practices and procedures.
In order to say certain things on packaging or to meet unique brand labeling requirements, third-party verification programs are necessary to ensure production practices meet the standards required by those programs or entities.
As a result, IMI Global, which was founded in 1995 and is now a division of Where Food Comes From, Inc., acts as the verification body, conducting the necessary audits to ensure production meet the needs of each specific program.
What does IMI Global offer?
Get ready for a new kind of verification experience! IMI Global is a leading provider of verification solutions for the agricultural industry. Our industry knowledge, product quality, and customer service is unparalleled.
We audit to numerous standards to enable any and all livestock producers to access certain markets or brands that require specific production assessments. Whether you are looking to upgrade your existing verification program or have never considered enrolling, our team is always available to help identify certain value-added markets that may fit your operation and help guide you through the process.
IMI Global is a division of Where Food Comes From, Inc.
Trusted by Ranchers Throughout the Country
"By enrolling in IMI Global's verification programs, including the new Black Angus Verified Beef program, we have been able to market our calves at a premium compared to non-program cattle. It was exciting to be the first lot to sell under the Black Angus Verified Beef program and we appreciate the opportunity."
Corey Traxler, Traxler Ranch,
Confirming the Benefits
"After confirming the benefits of IMI Global’s programs on my own cow-calf operation, I recommended them to my customers. Historically, IMI Global programs have brought $15 to $20/cwt more than non-program cattle comparable in breed type and weight. This trend holds true every year, even on years with a lower market."
Rep, Superior Livestock Auction
Proud to Be
"Here at the ranch, we are proud to be part of the BeefCARE program. By equally paying attention to both our environment and our animals, while also supporting our communities, we are setting up future generations for a better climate, more nutrient dense and fruitful soil, and a healthy protein source for all to enjoy while creating a legacy to last a lifetime."
Dave Gottenborg, Eagle Rock Ranch,