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Florida Cow-Calf and Stocker Beef Safety and Quality Assurance Handbook

Table of Contents

Below you will find the table of contents for the Florida Cow-Calf and Stocker Beef Safety and Quality Assurance Handbook. You are also able to follow the links to online publications in EDIS that cover the material where available.

  • Introduction
  • History of Beef Quality Assurance
  • Why Get Involved?
  • What is Quality?
  • Florida Beef Quality Producer Program
  • The Basic Ideas Behind HACCP
  • Food Safety Control Points
    • Injection Site Management
    • Best Management Practices - Injections
    • Residue Avoidance
    • Preventative Herd Health Plan
    • Best Management Practices - Antibiotic Use
    • Best Management Practices - Medicated Feeds
    • Best Management Practices - Chemical Residues
    • Best Management Practices - Feed Contaminants
    • Best Management Practices - Ruminant By-products
    • Best Management Practices - Beef Measles
    • Best Management Practices - Feed Toxins
    • Foreign Object Avoidance
    • Best Management Practices - Birdshot/Buckshot
    • Best Management Practices - Broken Needles
  • Record Keeping for Beef Quality Assurance
    • Best Management Practices - Animal Treatment Records
    • Best Management Practices - Feed Records
    • Best Management Practices - Chemical Records
  • Quality Control Points
    • Breeding and Genetic Selection
    • Utilization of Animal Health Products and Practices
    • Best Management Practices - Vaccination
    • Best Management Practices - Implant Use
    • Processing/Cattle Handling
    • Best Management Practices - Cattle Handling
    • Nutrition
    • Culling Management
    • Best Management Practices - Culling Management
  • Appendix
    • NCBA Beef Quality Assurance Guidelines
    • Beef Quality Grades
    • Beef Yield Grades
    • Classification of Drugs
    • What Are My Responsibilities as an Animal Health Worker?
    • Approved Feed Additives and Medications for Beef Cattle
    • Feed Additives: Levels, Withdrawals and Legal Combinations
    • Feed Additives and Medications
    • Ruminant Ban Fact Sheet
    • Glossary
    • Sample Record Keeping Forms
    • Withdrawal Times for Approved Products for Cattle
    • Beef Withdrawal Time Chart

Florida Cow-Calf and Stocker Beef Safety and Quality Assurance Handbook
About the Authors

Todd A Thrift, Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, Gainesville.

Matt J. Hersom, Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, Gainesville.

Max Irsik, Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Gainesville.