Beef Quality Assurance Training Offered Near Mead

BQA demonstrates to consumers that beef producers provide safe products.

Published on: Feb 8, 2011

A Beef Quality Assurance training workshop will be available to cattle producers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Agricultural Research and Development Center Feb. 24 near Mead.

There are two sessions from which to choose. The first session is from 3-5 p.m. and the other is from 7-9 p.m. Cost is $20 which covers all training materials and a proof of certification.

The training will cover best reducing injection site damage, residue avoidance, record requirements, cattle care, vaccine use and syringe care. There will also be time for questions. Participation in this training will provide BQA certification for two years.

"UNL Extension is pleased to partner with Saunders County Livestock Association to offer this beneficial training to our local beef producers," says Sara Ellicott, UNL Extension educator. "This program is very good at reminding producers about the best management practices, which demonstrate to consumers that producers continue to learn, have the well-being of their livestock in mind, and most importantly, provide a safe food product.

"As a producer, participating in the BQA program shows that you are taking the initiative to manage your cattle in a humane and industry approved manner, which ultimately ensures a safe and wholesome beef product."

Pre-registration is required by Feb. 21. For more information or to pre-register, please contact Ellicott at (402) 624-8030, (800) 529-8030 or sellicott2@unl.edu.

UNL Extension in Saunders County and the Saunders County Livestock Association are co-sponsoring the training at the August N. Christenson Research and Education Building.