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Beef quality workshop offers ranchers certification training

Posted Jun. 7, 2017

ARDMORE, Okla. — The Noble Research Institute will host a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Workshop from 1:30-4:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 27, at the Noble Research Institute Kruse Auditorium.

Beef Quality Assurance is a national program that aims to raise consumer confidence through offering proper management education and guidelines for the beef industry. This workshop will offer insight into BQA standards for animal care, record-keeping, nutrition and carcass quality.

"Understanding the value and fundamentals of BQA enables producers to help the industry in its effort to maximize consumer confidence and acceptance of beef and beef products," said Robert Wells, Ph.D., livestock consultant. "As an industry, it is vital that we continue to produce the world's safest, highest quality beef for consumers, both nationally and internationally."

Participants will also learn the importance of proper injection techniques, product handling and storage, and livestock handling and transportation. Agricultural producers who successfully complete the course and a subsequent test will become BQA certified.

This workshop is offered at no charge, but preregistration is required. For more information or to preregister, please visit www.noble.org/events or contact Danielle Pacifico at 580-224-6376 or Trisha DeLozier at 580-224-6377.

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beef quality workshopThe importance of proper livestock handling and transportation is one aspect of the Beef Quality Assurance program.

Noble Research Institute, LLC (www.noble.org) is an independent nonprofit agricultural research organization dedicated to delivering solutions to great agricultural challenges. Headquartered in Ardmore, Oklahoma, the Noble Research Institute conducts fundamental, translational and applied research; offers no-cost consultation and education to farmers, ranchers and land managers; operates seven research and demonstration farms; and educates students of all ages about science and agriculture. The Noble Research Institute was founded by Lloyd Noble, an Oklahoma oilman and philanthropist, in 1945 as The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation to advance agriculture and land stewardship.

For media inquiries concerning the Noble Research Institute, please contact:
J. Adam Calaway, Director of Communications and Public Relations
580-224-6209 | 580-224-6208 fax

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