What's Required to Be Verified?
If you have used hormones or beta-agonists on your cattle, keep those who receive them separate from all those who’ve never had any or make sure they have a permanent form of identification so non-conforming calves can be sorted off at shipping time.
Practically speaking there’s a little more to it. In this program, we need a few more details such as what hormones are fed or administered to any cattle (if that even applies). We need to understand where you keep them, how you identify the cattle that get them, etc. Of course, like most PVP’s you’re probably doing all of that stuff anyway so it shouldn’t be too difficult.
If you haven’t felt the need to track things that tightly, don’t sweat it. We provide training and all of the template forms you need to make your life easier. And don’t worry, the paperwork is not nearly as cumbersome as you may think.
Cattle can’t ever receive growth hormones or beta agonists
Any cattle receiving hormones or beta agonists must be identified in a way that indicates they no longer qualify for NHTC
All NHTC cattle MUST have a Program Compliant Tag (PCT) before they leave the ranch
Only home raised cattle qualify
Verify all Commercial and Pre-Mixed feeds by manufacturer with a feed tag/label and letter of guarantee