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.

Important Links:

BQA Online Certification

Michigan Animal Health Records Manual

Master Cattle Transporter Guide 

Feedyard Assesment - Assessor's Guide

Michigan's Beef Quality Assurance Coordinators:

Daniel D. Buskirk, Ph.D.
Dept. of Animal Science
2265 Anthony Hall
Michigan State University
E. Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 432-0400

Frank Wardynski
Extension Service
725 Greenland Road
Michigan State University
Ontonagon, MI 49953
(906) 884-4386 

Michigan Cattlemen's Association 2145 University Park Dr., Suite 300, Okemos, MI 48864

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