Beef Quality Assurance Training

Beef Quality Assurance Training Offered in Malvern

MALVERN – Beef producers needing to renew or obtain their certification for Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) can attend an in-person workshop held Thursday, February 17 at 6:00 PM.  The training will be held at Lakin Community Center at 61321 315th Street in Malvern.  The meeting is hosted by Mills County Extension and Fremont County Extension.  

A meal will be served beginning at 5:30 PM thanks to sponsorship from Fremont County Cattlemen and Mills-Montgomery County Cattlemen.  Preregistration is requested by Tuesday, February 15 by contacting the Mills County office at 712-624-8616 or Fremont County office at 712-374-2351.

A majority of packers require cattle sellers to be BQA certified.  BQA is a nationally coordinated, state implemented program that raises consumer confidence through offering proper management techniques and a commitment to quality within every segment of the beef industry.  The Iowa BQA Program is funded by the Iowa Beef Industry Council (IBIC) and the Beef Checkoff.  The education component is delivered as a joint effort by Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University and IBIC. 

To learn more about the Iowa BQA Program and other upcoming certification trainings in your area, please visit www.iabeef.org.  BQA certification is also offered online for free at www.bqa.org.

Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) is a national program that raises consumer confidence through offering proper management techniques and a commitment to quality within every segment of the beef industry. It also improves food safety, increases access to cattle markets, and enhances herd profitability.