The University of Minnesota and Minnesota Beef Council are collaborating on an overview study mapping the pathways Minnesota beef cattle travel from birth to finish.

The study will provide a foundational overview by documenting and describing the farm-to-feedlot pathways currently being utilized by Minnesota beef producers.

One of the researchers, Dr. Joe Armstrong, said the team needs to gather knowledge from Minnesota producers to better serve them by tailoring research specific to Minnesota needs, and expressed hopes that producers would be willing to take 5 to 10 minutes to take the online survey.

The survey is the first step in a larger effort involving a collaboration between the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, Minnesota Beef Council, and University of Minnesota Extension.

Survey results and responses are completely voluntary and confidential.

The survey is available at z.umn.edu/beefpathways. Participants will have the option to be entered into a raffle using an email address that will give away a Pierce VAXmate cooler.

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