W.Va. Quality Assurance Feeder Cattle

Health Program

West Virginia beef producers have the opportunity to participate in a statewide marketing program to identify and enhance the value of good genetics and health management. Producers may select on of the following health and management protocol to insure a performance advantage.

I. Quality Assurance GOLD Program

A. IBR PI3 BVD

B. 7 Way Clostridium

C. BRSV

D. H. Somnus

E. Lepto 5

F. Dewormed

G. Grubicide

H. Pasteurella

I. Weaned for at least 30 days prior to pickup

II. Quality Assurance SILVER Program

A. IBR PI3 BVD

B. 7 Way Clostridium

C. BRSV

D. H. Somnus

E. Lepto 5

F. Dewormed

G. Grubicide

H. Pasteurella

III. Performance Advantage Feeder Cattle

All calves must be sired by Performance Tested sires from a central test or AI service. Calves sired by bulls with weaning and yearling EPD's above the breed average for respective breeds will be accepted upon approval. The South Branch Stockyards in Moorefield presently has the only Performance Advantage sale with NO health requirements.

All calves sired by Performance tested bulls in the Quality Assurance Feeder Program will be identified.