Beef Quality Assurance

Beef Quality Assurance is a nationally coordinated and state implemented program that is funded through the beef checkoff.  BQA provides guidelines for beef cattle production and raises consumer confidence through offering proper management techniques and a commitment to quality within every segment of the beef industry.

The efforts of BQA across the nation have been instrumental in recent successes that continue to re-build and sustain beef demand.  Through BQA programs, farmers and ranchers recognize the economic value of committing to quality beef production at every level - not just at the feedlot or packing plant, but within every segment of the cattle industry.

BEEF QUALITY ASSURANCE

IN-PERSON TRAINING & RECERTIFICATION

Cattle producers who obtained Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification ahead of the 2019 packer requirement are now due for recertification. If you certification was obtained more than 3 years ago, it has expired. To help producers renew their BQA certification and to ensure Michigan cattle can be marketed for full value, the Michigan Beef Industry Commission, in partnership with the MSU Extension Beef Team will be coordinating in-person BQA Training and Recertification classes. These classes are for those needing 1st time BQA certification or those needing recertification. On-site testing will be included.

No cost to attend, but RSVPs are requested at: https://bit.ly/MiBQAreg  Walk-ins are welcome.

(Meetings require minimum #RSVPs)

 

Date

Start time

Location

Address

City

Jan 31

6:30 PM

Isabella Northeast Fire District

4215 N Mission Rd

Rosebush

Feb 15

6:30 PM

Whittemore Chamber of Commerce

405 E. Sherman St.

Whittemore

Feb 18

6:00 PM

Beagios Pizza

5795 Sanilac Rd

Kingston

Feb 23

4:00 PM

United Producers Inc.

9534 Chelsea Manchester Rd, M-52

Manchester

Mar 1

6:30 PM

Homer Twp. Hall

522 N. Homer Road

Midland

Mar 4

1:00 PM

Salvino's Ristorante Sports Bar & Grille

700 W Superior St.

Wayland

Mar 8

6:30 PM

Twin Acres 19th Hole Restaurant

1081 US-23

Alpena

Mar 22

6:30 PM

MDARD Field Office

13501 M-33

Atlanta

Mar 24

6:30 PM

Grace Christian Church

963 N. M18

Gladwin

Apr 26

6:30 PM

MSU Lake City Research Center

5401 W. Jennings Rd

Lake City

Jan 19

6:00 PM

Sanilac Co. Fair Grounds - FFA barn

210 N Dawson St

Sandusky

Jan 31

6:30 PM

Isabella Northeast Fire District

4215 N Mission Rd

Rosebush


Program Contacts:

Daniel D. Buskirk, Ph.D  Frank Wardynski Jerad Jaborek 

MSU Beef Extension Specialist   MSU Extension Ruminant Educator          MSU Extension Feedlot Educator

2256 Anthony Hall  725 Greenland Road

Michigan State University   Michigan State University

E. Lansing, MI 48824 Ontonagon, MI 49953

517-432-0400, buskirk@msu.edu   906-281-0918, wardynsk@msu.edu          715-451-2035jaborekj@msu.edu



 


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