IMI Global, a division of Where Food Comes From, Inc., has been working in the beef industry for 25 years.  Entrepeneurs and co-Founders John and Leann Saunders started the company with a focus on beef.  Leann grew up on a ranch and her Dad continues to ranch today in Southwestern New Mexico.  Our entire beef team has agriculture degrees and deep experience in the beef industry.  When we started, we were focused on providing transparency and traceability in beef supply chains and creating new technology platforms to help beef supply chains capture and analyze data.  We created a model that would help independent producers meet the requirements of key export markets, branded beef programs and communicate attributes important to consumers– but something they can’t verify by looking at the product.

We understand the importance of providing consumers with choice and verifying attributes that are important.  Sustainability is important to all of us – caring for natural resources, animals and people.  Providing for a better future for all generations to come.  BeefCARE is our verification tool to help farmers and ranchers and food producers on the journey of long-term sustainable, continuous improvement.


Animal Husbandry

Animal Husbandry

  • Animal care and wellbeing policies and practices
  • Employee animal care training
  • Animal health and nutrition plan
  • Safe transport
  • Facilities used allow cattle to express natural behaviors
Environmental Stewardship

Environmental Stewardship

  • Land and water resources
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Grazing management plan
  • Animal productivity
  • Waste management
  • Energy reduction
  • Long-term strategy
People & Community

People & Community

  • Safe working environment
  • Fair compensation and treatment
  • Growth and development opportunities
  • Legacy and succession planning
  • Local community support