K-State to Host Training Leading to BQA Certification

River Valley Extension District
River Valley Extension District

Kansas State University has planned meetings in four locations to provide cattle producers with certification through the Beef Quality Assurance program.

River Valley District Livestock Agent Kaitlyn Hildebrand tells KNCK News BQA is a nationally coordinated, state-implemented program that offers education for cattle producers on up-to-date best management strategies with a commitment to quality through every segment of the beef industry.

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The training dates are offered by K-State Research and Extension, the Kansas Livestock Association and the Kansas Beef Checkoff.

The scheduled sessions are:

  • March 28th, 6 pm -- City Limits Convention Center, Colby
  • March 30th, 6 pm -- Butler County Community and 4-H Building, El Dorado
  • April 11th, 6 pm -- Stanley Stout Center, Manhattan
  • April 13th, 6 pm -- Hilton Garden Inn, Hays

Dinner will be provided by Certified Angus Beef.

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During the BQA training, K-State associate professor and beef extension veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff will walk through BQA best practices.  

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BQA certification is good for three years.  Officials say these continuing education programs are not only valuable to a cattle producer's operation, but attending these sessions also proves to consumers that the industry is committed to producing the highest quality, safest beef supply in the world.

To register for one of the upcoming training sessions, contact Brooke Wines at brooke@kla.org or (785) 273-5115.  Onsite registration will also be available at each location.