Stockmanship and Stewardship Tour September 29 & 30

Join us in Caldwell, Ohio! This unique Stockmanship and Stewardship event is focused on live low-stress cattle handling demonstrations, Beef Quality Assurance training, and industry updates you won’t find anywhere else this event is not one to miss. Gain an edge on learning about consumer concerns regarding beef sustainability and livestock welfare, how those concerns have impacted the industry, and the role that Beef Quality Assurance plays in the conversation.  Producers who attend not only receive hands-on training in best management practices to help improve their operation, but also the chance to get BQA certified!

More info and registration at this link

Beef Quality Assurance January 31

Are you selling beef animals to be harvested for meat and need to update your Beef Quality Assurance Certification?

The goal of the Ohio Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program is to increase the competitive base for marketing Ohio cattle. Beef Quality Assurance is a program to ensure that beef and dairy cattle are maintained in a manner which will result in a safe and wholesome beef product for the consumer.  The Ohio BQA program is set to meet or exceed the NCBA BQA Guidelines.

Attending this session will allow you to obtain the Ohio Beef Quality Assurance certificate or renew your existing certificate.  Certificates are good for three years.

Two sessions for certification will be available this winter and held at Muskingum Livestock Auction:

January 31, 2023 7:00 PM

March 23, 2023 7:00 PM



An FAQ about the BQA program is available at:

Program Flyer

Beef Quality Assurance for Producers

In the past three years, many beef producers in Ohio were certified in the Beef Quality Assurance program.  We encourage every producer to complete this certification and to participate in the program.  For those who entered into the program three years ago, the re-certification cycle will begin soon.

Online certification and recertification is available at

At this time, it is strongly encouraged for those who have access to complete certification online. At OSU Extension, we will continue to monitor public health guidance, and when appropriate offer in-person certification opportunities.