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Online Beef Quality Assurance & Secure Beef Supply Training Scheduled

University of Minnesota Extension, along with Minnesota Beef Council, will host an online Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) May 3rd, 2022. 

Producers need to either re-certify or certify in order to receive a three-year BQA certification, and they will also learn the steps needed to begin their own Secure Beef Supply plan.

In an ongoing effort to show their commitment to providing the safest, highest-quality beef, cattlemen and women continue to show their dedication to the beef industry by completing a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification program. 

Specific companies and feedlots have chosen to extend their own quality assurance protocol requirements to producers who are a part of their supply chain. 

A BQA certification is required by many major industry buyers and processors. 

BQA certification is still voluntary for producers to complete, however, when a producer does not have current BQA certification the result is that many packers and feedlots simply cannot purchase those cattle because their company cannot source cattle from a producer who does not meet their certification requirements. 

ALL attendees MUST pre-register prior to the event, and must be able to access the Zoom platform to be able to view the training. 

If you have any questions regarding certification or how to pre-register, please contact Stacey Caughey at [email protected].

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