BQA Training Being Held at Algona Livestock on June 30

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The Iowa Beef Center and Iowa State University Extension are cooperating with the Iowa Beef Industry Council to help educate producers in Beef Quality Assurance program.  A training and certification session will be held on Wed. June 30 from 6-9 pm at Algona Livestock (2220 Hwy 169 N in Algona).  Kossuth County cattlemen will serve hamburgers for attendees at 6 pm, followed by the BQA program.  Please RSVP for the meal by contacting Algona Livestock at (515) 295-7273 or Kossuth County Extension at (515) 295-2469.
 
BQA is a nationally coordinated, state implemented program that raises consumer confidence through assuring proper management techniques and a commitment to quality within every segment of the beef industry.
 
BQA certification is increasingly being encouraged, and in some cases required, by market outlets for finishing cattle and this expected to increase. BQA is a voluntary program and the Iowa BQA Program is funded by the IBIC and the Beef Checkoff. 
 
Other sessions are scheduled in the state as well, check the IBIC website at iabeef.org for Iowa BQA Program and other upcoming certification trainings in your area. BQA certification is also offered online at the national level, which can be accessed at BQA.org.

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