Beef Quality Assurance is a national program that provides training to
cattle producers in food safety, proper cattle handling techniques,
handling of animal health products, injection sites, and record keeping.
The goal of this program is to maximize consumer confidence and
acceptance of beef by focusing the producer's attention to daily
production practices that influence the safety, wholesomeness, and
quality of beef and beef products. The Beef Quality Assurance
certification is a powerful message to customers whether that is a
feedlot operator, packer, or consumer through direct marketing sales.
The BQA certification has been successfully utilized to market the
quality and safety of a farm's products and can be used to meet the
requirements of the New York Grown and Certified program for beef.
Farm owners, employees, and any youth over 14 years of age are encouraged to become BQA certified. By attending this training level 1 certification will be received. Level 2 certification is earned by filing a signed Veterinarian Client/Patient Relationship (VCPR) form with the NYBC office following initial training.
Pre-registration is required by March 11th
This training is being offered for FREE, thanks to sponsorship from Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, and will include meal and training resources.. For further assistance or information please contact Allison, Finger Lakes Livestock at 585-394-1515 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange
3865 State Routes 5&20, Geneva Turnpike
Canandaigua, NY 14424