Tyson Foods to Verify Sustainable Cattle Production Practices at Scale
Tyson Foods today announced its work to verify sustainable beef production practices on more than 5 million acres of cattle grazing land in the U.S. This would be the largest beef transparency program in the U.S., and part of Tyson Foods’ focus on sustainably feeding the world while taking care of people, planet and animals.
Working with Where Food Comes From, the largest provider of certification and verification services to the food industry, Tyson Foods will source cattle from BEEFCARE™-verified beef producers who are committed to raising cattle using practices that positively impact the land and animals, and also want to promote it.
BeefCARE is a third-party sustainability verification program for cattle ranchers. The program uses third-party audits to verify that farmers and ranchers are using best practices in caring for animals, the environment, and the people and communities who support them. BeefCARE standards include practices such as having a cattle grazing management plan to help promote vegetative growth and diversity, water availability and quality, prevent/reduce soil erosion, and support carbon sequestration. More than 200 ranches are currently enrolled i