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Beef Quality Assurance Transportation Certification Workshop

By CPTPComm | 10:20 AM, 06/01/2018

Beef and dairy farmers are invited to attend a University of WI-Extension BQA-Transportation Certification & BQA Refresher on June 12, 2018 at the Zuck Cattle Company, Jim & Kathy Zuck & Family, W7302 County Road P, Ladysmith, WI. The evening begins with registration at 4:30 pm; training begins promptly at 5 pm.

This BQA- Transportation Certification event includes a lite supper, hands on and classroom activities, and printed materials for future reference. Due to generous support from Heartland Cooperative Services, Cargill and NCBA, and the Wisconsin Beef Council, we are able to provide a low-cost event: $10/person or $15/ two people per same farm, payable at the door. Attendees will earn BQA-Transportation Certification and One BQA Continuing Education Credit. (In Wisconsin producers can re-new their regular Beef Quality Assurance Certification at no charge by obtaining 3 BQA continuing education credits during their 3 year certification time period.)

RSVP is required by June 7 by calling 715-748-3327 ext 3, leaving your name, phone number and number attending. This is a rain or shine event. Wear washable footwear. Bring your own lawn or bag chair.

Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) and BQA-Transportation do more than just help those raising dairy and beef to capture more value from their market cattle: BQA also reflects a positive public image and instills consumer confidence in the beef industry. Implementing BQA best management practices, including how cattle are transported, assures market steers, heifers, cows, and bulls are the best they can be. The stakes are even higher today because of increased public attention on animal welfare. Some buyers/processors are beginning to require proof of BQA and BQA-Transportation Certifications.

BQA is valuable to all beef and dairy farmers because it demonstrates commitment to food safety and quality, safeguarding the public image of the cattle industry while upholding consumer confidence in valuable beef products. BQA programs enhance herd profitability through better management, and protect farmers from additional and burdensome government regulation.

To register, or for more information, contact UW-Extension Taylor County, 715-748-3327 ext.3