ST. PAUL — 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 used by Minnesota beef producers. Survey questions pertain to management practices and cattle movement.

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

The survey is available at, and should take approximately five to 10 minutes to finish. Survey results and responses are completely voluntary and confidential. Participants have the option to be entered into a raffle using an email address that will give away a Pierce VAXmate cooler.