The ability to produce a quality product is crucial for the long-term, sustainable success of any business. For farmers, ranchers, producers and growers, that means we constantly look at ways to improve the quality or marketability of what we raise, grow and ultimately sell. We should be aware of consumer demands, market opportunities and buyer specifications around quality and consistency to maximize the value of our raw materials. Producing something that the market discounts or dismisses is a costly mistake. Consistency and quality are key attributes of sustainable production that positively impact a secure income and continued access to markets for long-term economic viability.