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 z.umn.edu/beefpathways, 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.