Beef Quality Assurance Certification – October 28, 2019

Beef Quality Assurance Certification – October 28, 2019

Join OSU Extension Greene County on October 28, 2019 at 5 p.m. for a Beef Quality Assurance Certification at the office on the fairgrounds. Beef and dairy farmers should strongly consider becoming certified if they have not done so already.

In 2019, some of America’s largest meat distributers will only buy beef that is from BQA Certified producers. This certification is not mandated by law. However, it is being required by some of the links that make up the beef supply chain, including auction barns, feed lots, packers, retailers, and consumers. Essentially, marketing beef without BQA certification will become increasingly difficult and those who do so successfully may find their compensation inadequate.

The October 28, Greene County training will certify participants for three years. This opportunity is for any beef or dairy cattle producer in Greene County or surrounding area at $10 per person to cover educational materials.

Please note, there are two Beef Quality Assurance Programs in one evening.

Beef Quality Assurance Certification – 5 p.m. – If you have not already gotten your BQA Certification, this is one of your last chances for 2019. In today’s market, it is important to take advantage of any and all opportunities that make our cattle more desirable to the buyer sitting in the stands. As of now, Wendy’s restaurant, Tyson Foods and multiple auctions have announced that they will require producers to be certified in BQA in order to market their cattle or serve their product.

Transportation BQA – 6:30 p.m. – If you haul cattle, this may be for you. By the start of 2020, the major beef cattle processors have requested that any livestock hauler delivering cattle to their facilities be certified in Beef Quality Assurance –Transport (BQAT). Any professional hauler or farmer delivering loads of cattle to a processor should plan on attending. Much like producer BQA, the goal of the BQAT program is to make sure that cattle transporters are implementing good animal handling and transport practices. The training will last approx. two hours.

Visit greene.osu.edu to more details and to register for these upcoming programs. Questions on Beef Quality Assurance can be directed to OSU Extension Greene County, Trevor Corboy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator at 937-372-9971 ext. 114 or corboy.3@osu.edu.

Beef Quality Assurance Certification & Transport – October 28

Two Programs – One Evening

Beef Quality Assurance Certification – 5 p.m. – If you have not already gotten your BQA Certification, this is one of your last chances for 2019. In today’s market, it is important to take advantage of any and all opportunities that make our cattle more desirable to the buyer sitting in the stands. As of now, Wendy’s restaurant, Tyson Foods and multiple auctions have announced that they will require producers to be certified in BQA in order to market their cattle or serve their product.

Transportation BQA – 6:30 p.m. – If you haul cattle, this may be for you. By the start of 2020, the major beef cattle processors have requested that any livestock hauler delivering cattle to their facilities be certified in Beef Quality Assurance –Transport (BQAT). Any professional hauler or farmer delivering loads of cattle to a processor should plan on attending. Much like producer BQA, the goal of the BQAT program is to make sure that cattle transporters are implementing good animal handling and transport practices. The training will last approx. two hours.

LOCATION: OSU Extension Greene County, 100 Fairground Road, Xenia, Ohio 45385

CONTACT: 937-372-9971 or corboy.3@osu.edu

COST: $10 per person for BQA Certification; Transport BQA is free.

REGISTRATION: Includes program education and materials. Please register by calling the OSU Extension Greene County office at 937-372- 9971 or email corboy.3@osu.edu by October 24.

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Beef Quality Assurance Certification – February 2, 2019

Join OSU Extension Greene County on February 2, 2019 at 10 a.m. for a Beef Quality Assurance Certification at the office on the fairgrounds. Beef and dairy farmers as well as 4-H & FFA members who show or sell these projects should strongly consider becoming certified.

 

In 2019, some of America’s largest meat distributers will only buy beef that is from BQA Certified producers. This certification is not mandated by law. However, it is being required by some of the links that make up the beef supply chain, including auction barns, feed lots, packers, retailers, and consumers. Essentially, marketing beef without BQA certification will become increasingly difficult and those who do so successfully may find their compensation inadequate.

 

The February 2, Greene County training will certify participants for three years. This opportunity is for any beef or dairy cattle producer in Greene County or surrounding area at $10 per person to cover educational materials. Additionally, Greene County 4-H and FFA members exhibiting beef or dairy market animals are strongly encouraged to attend for no charge. This will also cover their annual requirement for Quality Assurance for 2019. Special thank you to Greene County Cattlemen’s for providing lunch for the program.

 

Also, a session for the annual Quality Assurance for 4-H and FFA members will be held on February 2 starting at 10 a.m. at the OSU Extension office. This is for anyone showing livestock market projects at Fair that require Quality Assurance annually. Additional opportunities to complete annual Quality Assurance for youth will be on March 25 at 10 a.m., March 27 at 6 p.m., and May 8 during a Goat Clinic. More details on these additional opportunities are forthcoming.

 

Visit greene.osu.edu to more details and to register for these upcoming programs. Questions on Beef Quality Assurance can be directed to OSU Extension Greene County, Trevor Corboy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator at 937-372-9971 ext. 114 or corboy.3@osu.edu. Further, annual 4-H & FFA youth Quality Assurance questions may be directed to 4-H Youth Development Educator, Rebecca Supinger at supinger.5@osu.edu.

Greene Co. Beef Quality Assurance Certification – February 2, 2019

Join OSU Extension Greene County on February 2, 2019 at 10 a.m. for a Beef Quality Assurance Certification at the office on the fairgrounds. Beef and dairy

farmers as well as 4-H & FFA members who show or sell these projects should strongly consider becoming certified.

In 2019, some of America’s largest meat distributers will only buy beef that is from BQA Certified producers. This certification is not mandated by law. However, it is being required by some of the links that make up the beef supply chain, including auction barns, feed lots, packers, retailers, and consumers. Essentially, marketing beef without BQA certification will become increasingly difficult and those who do so successfully may find their compensation inadequate.

The February 2, Greene County training will certify participants for three years. This opportunity is for any beef or dairy cattle producer in Greene County or surrounding area at $10 per person to cover educational materials. Additionally, Greene County 4-H and FFA members exhibiting beef or dairy market animals are strongly encouraged to attend for no charge. This will also cover their annual requirement for Quality Assurance for 2019. Special thank you to Greene County Cattlemen’s for providing lunch for the program.

Also, a session for the annual Quality Assurance for 4-H and FFA members will be held on February 2 starting at 10 a.m. at the OSU Extension office. This is for anyone showing livestock market projects at Fair that require Quality Assurance annually. Additional opportunities to complete annual Quality Assurance for youth will be on March 25 at 10 a.m., March 27 at 6 p.m., and May 8 during a Goat Clinic. More details on these additional opportunities are forthcoming.

Visit greene.osu.edu to more details and to register for these upcoming programs. Questions on Beef Quality Assurance can be directed to OSU Extension Greene County, Trevor Corboy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator at 937-372-9971 ext. 114 or corboy.3@osu.edu. Further, annual 4-H & FFA youth Quality Assurance questions may be directed to 4-H Youth Development Educator, Rebecca Supinger at supinger.5@osu.edu.