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March 14, 2019

Beef Quality Assurance Certification


Noble Research Institute, Entry 5
Kruse Auditorium
2510 Sam Noble Parkway
Ardmore, OK 73401


1:30 pm - 5 pm

Registration Fee

There is no fee for this event. Registration closes five days before the event.

Level 2: Building


General Overview

Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) helps guide the daily ranch activities of cattle producers who embrace it. The nationally coordinated, state-implemented program is designed to educate producers on the importance of best management practices, such as vaccination and medicine handling and records as well as proper nutrition for each stage of production. Other topics to be discussed include the importance of a defined breeding program, biosecurity on the ranch, proper animal handling and carcass quality.

Attendees can earn BQA certification by completing this program and a short test. The certification allows the industry to document to consumers that cattle producers are engaged and properly producing a safe, nutritious, wholesome product.

What You Will Learn:
  • History of Beef Quality Assurance
  • The importance of carcass quality
  • Proper vaccination practices and protocols
  • The importance of a defined breeding program and genetics
  • Proper animal handling
  • The importance of record-keeping
  • Basic cattle nutrition considerations
How You Will Learn:
  • Seminar presentations
Who Should Attend:
  • Any cattle producer
Related Courses:
  • Herd Health
  • Applied Beef Quality Assurance
  • Cattle Handling
Related Resources:
  • Oklahoma Beef Council
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