BeefChain, a Wyoming-based block chain company for cattle producers, received its USDA certification, making it the first blockchain company in the world to do so. BeefChain gives ranchers traceability technology and buyers transparency, allowing ranchers to brand their beef as premium.
“This is all about giving the best beef producers the tools to better market their premium beef,” said Tyler Lindholm, BeefChain program manager and Wyoming State Representative. “Customer demand for naturally raised beef has never been higher and now producers can market their cattle with this USDA-certified program.”
BeefChain creates digital records through the supply chain, maintaining an online identify for each animal in the program, providing proof of ownership and information about how the cattle was raised. Ultimately, BeefChain hopes to provide QR codes on beef packaging, giving consumers transparency from the ranch to the supermarket aisle.