Beef Quality Assurance

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
OSU Extension Office, 202 Davis Avenue, Marietta OH 45750
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Marcus McCartney
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End users of beef products, including Tyson Foods and Wendy’s are now starting to require producers of that beef to have Beef Quality Assurance Training.  They have both announced beginning in 2019 cattle they purchase must originate from producers and feedyards who are Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certified.  Therefore many stockyards and buyers are requiring this training for beef producers who sell to them.

Ohio  State University Extension, the Ohio Beef Council, the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association and Ohio’s cattle auction markets and collection points are working together to offer BQA trainings in Ohio.  Certification lasts for three years.  Producers may take an in-person class or complete the training online at Click here for registration flyer. Cost is free. Class size is limited to first 20 people.