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Natural State Preconditioned Calf Program - GoGreen

The Natural State Preconditioned Calf Program was created to highlight calves that Qualify for Best Management Practices from weaning to marketing.  Qualifying calves display a GoGREEN Natural State Precon Calf tag at time of sale.  

calf with green program tag

When preconditioning is done right, everybody wins.  Buyers spend less time and money treating sick cattle, sale barns provide healthier cattle and attract new business, and sellers often receive market incentives that cover vaccine costs and shortterm retained ownership may advance market weights and total sale dollars.

For more information, read Is Marketing Preconditioned Calves Right for Me? and watch the video at the bottom of this page.

GoGreen for SELLERS

Participation is simple. 

  1. Become BQA certified.
  2. Adopt a few BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES like castrating bull calves, removing horns, vaccinating AND boostering calves for respiratory diseases and blackleg, treat calves for internal parasites, and keep calves at least 45 days after weaning before marketing.
  3. Complete the QUALIFYING FORM and visit your county Extension office to pick up your Natural State Preconditioned Calf Program GoGREEN TAGS.
  4. Tag and PROVIDE ALL DOCUMENTATION AT MARKET

GoGreen for SALE BARNS

Participation is simple.

  1. This program is about WHAT we're marketing not WHERE AND WHEN were marketing.
  2. Sale barns DO NOT need to enroll in the program or have special sales to market calves enrolled in the program.
  3. Sale barns are FREE TO USE the Natural State Preconditioned Calf Program to CREATE SPECIAL SALES to ATTRACT SELLERS AND BUYERS. 
  4. ASK sellers for copies of the QUALIFYING FORM
  5. PROVIDE buyers with copies of the QUALIFYING FORM


GoGreen for BUYERS

.Participation is simple

  1. Look for the Official GREEN COLORED - NATURAL STATE PRECON CALF tag
  2. ASK sale barns for copies of the QUALIFYING FORM