PVPs and QSAs

PVPs and QSAs

Mathew Elliott

Angus Beef Bulletin

Producers interested in learning more about how to achieve premiums through age and source verification had the opportunity to attend a workshop co-sponsored by the Iowa State University (ISU) Extension Service, the Tri-County Steer Carcass Futurity (TCSCF) and AngusSource.® The meeting was at ISU’s Armstrong Research Center near Lewis, Iowa, and featured three speakers who covered different aspects of the age- and sourceverification process.

Brantley Ivey of the Iowa Beef Center made it clear that source and age verification is not mandatory. It is a marketing option that allows product to qualify for export to Japan.

Most countries that the United States ships beef to have an EV, or an export verification program, and every country is different, Ivey says. “Japan has the most restrictions. Japan says we will take your beef if it’s less than 21 months of age.”

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