Breed Verified Programs
Breed Verified programs are added on to the Source & Age program.
Beef Verified Partnerships
Black Angus Verified Beef
It's no secret that Black Angus is the most recognizable breed to beef consumers today, which is why it's important to verify that Black Angus cattle are, in fact, Black Angus. Black hided is no longer the end-all-be-all to ensure Black Angus genetics. That's where Black Angus Verified Beef comes in. Black Angus Verified Beef is an exclusive IMI Global genetic verification program that ensures Black Angus cattle are from, at a minimum, 50% registered Black Angus genetics.
BAVB is an exclusive IMI Global genetic program.
ABS InFocus Genetics
ABS Beef InFocus, powered by NuEra Genetics, delivers proven and reliable beef genetics for the dairy producer to maximize calf crop value while driving beef supply chain efficiency. NuEra Genetics are tailored beef genetics created for whole-chain performance and delivered to dairies through the ABS Beef InFocus product line. ABS Beef InFocus is the only product offering specifically developed and tested for performance on dairy breeds.
American Aberdeen Premium Beef
American Aberdeen cattle are easy calving, good natured cattle that are very feed efficient and maintain themselves on grass. They have excellent taste, texture and tenderness beef characteristics and exceptional ribeye area per hundred pounds of body weight which translates to very high yielding, high quality, high value beef carcasses. American Aberdeens answer the challenges of both the large scale rancher and the small acreage farmers. With the American Aberdeen Premium Beef program, IMI Global will verify calves are sired by registered Full Blood or Moderator Aberdeen bulls in which DNA is on file with the American Aberdeen Association.
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Certified Piedmontese cattle are each DNA tested to confirm their unique heritage and are never given antibiotics or
steroids.This breed is raised through a ranch-to-fork approach that ensures traceability, environmental sustainability, humane animal handling, and responsible resource management at every step. IMI Global confirms the genetic testing and as well as other verification programs to ensure transparency to the end consumer.
CharAdvantage is an age, source and genetic verification program that allows producers to enroll feeder cattle to help find more marketing opportunities for Charolais influenced cattle. The CharAdvantage program will gather relevant industry information such as health protocol, BQA certification, growth, efficiency and carcass quality genetic merit indicators and promote those attributes within the cattle to a list of buyers across the country.
Balancer® Edge is a source and age verification program that provides an opportunity for producers using Gelbvieh and Balancer® bulls to participate in a breed-identified feeder calf marketing program. This program also provides producers the flexibility to choose additional value-added programs that allow access to more markets to generate additional value for their feeder calves.
The Hereford Advantage program, from the American Hereford Association, allows producers using Hereford bulls to add value and set themselves apart in a competitive market. With this program, IMI Global verifies genetic merit, vaccination program, BQA certification along with source & age for enrolled cattle. Participating producers will also have added market exposure to a growing network of buyers looking for high-performing, healthy cattle with proper management identified through this program.”
Red Angus FCCP & Allied Access
The Red Angus Feeder Calf Certification Program (FCCP) provides age, source and genetic verification for Red Angus sired calves. The yellow FCCP tag opens access to international markets, exclusive grids, and returns premiums to the commercial rancher. Allied Access, the brother program of FCCP, provides age and source verification for commercial producers utilizing crossbreeding programs.
Both FCCP and Allied Access tags may be used as identifiers for IMI programs, streamlining the process of utilizing both added value options.