Calf Care and Quality Assurance is the latest addition to the quality assurance program lineup supported by national beef and dairy organizations. This program provides guidelines on calf health and welfare for producers and helps consumers understand the care given to beef and dairy calves. Beef Quality Assurance program director Chase DeCoite says this new addition certainly does fill a missing link within the quality assurance scheme. “It helps assure customers and consumers that animals are being raised responsibly from pasture to plate. This also helps our industry add confidence to those buying both dairy and beef products.” CCQA was based from a study done by the University of Wisconsin that looked at existing calf care and management guidelines. DeCoite acknowledges that each farm or ranch is unique in how animals are raised. Find out more about the CCQA program in this Red River Farm Network interview.