What is Beef Passport?
Beef Passport uses a confidential, third-party, private industry database to contain all information captured related to cattle. Feedyards and packers are able to use the EID tag lookup system to verify cattle are meeting specific third-party verification programs. At the core of these programs is source and age verification, Beef Passport can also be used to sign up for source and age verification online.
For source verification, we must know an animal’s birthplace, which is most often done by utilizing an Electronic Identification (EID) tag. Age can also be added to your Source verification program. This is done through records review. Additional verification programs can be added on to your U.S. Verified Source program. View your options here!
This system meets ADT requirements and is an easy tie-in with voluntary verification programs. It maintains and ensures export verification compliance.
Frequently asked questions
How does Beef Passport apply to you?
For a producer, you can think of it like your bank account. Your personalized dashboard, with a secure username/password function, will house all of your verification and traceability information in one place, along with the ability to order tags, view announcements and much more!
What are the benefits of Beef Passport?
Real-time notifications of:
Verifies 100% tag reads
Alerts on missing EID tags
Ensures cattle claims are accurate
Maintains export verification compliance
ADT tag retirement service
Who can use Beef Passport?
The entire beef supply chain!
The importance of U.S. Verified?
Traceability has been the core of our business for the last 25 years. The U.S. Verified source verification program is a voluntary program that allows producers to verify the source of origin of their cattle, which is the first step toward traceability.