Beef Quality Assurance Session Set for Feb. 27 in Moville

Session will cover beef quality and safety, animal welfare and environmental stewardship

February 6, 2024, 12:26 pm | Beth Doran, Sherry Hoyer

ORANGE CITY, Iowa — Producers and haulers who need to renew or obtain their certification in Beef Quality Assurance can preregister now for an in-person training in Moville in northwestern Iowa. Offered by the Iowa Beef Center, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Beef Industry Council, the session is set for Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 1-3 p.m.

BQA is a national program featuring best management practices that align with the highest standards. Beef cattle in confinement pen.

Beth Doran, beef specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach, reminds producers they need a current BQA certificate in order to sell cattle to a packer and at some local livestock auctions.

“BQA focuses on beef quality and safety, animal welfare and environmental stewardship," she said. "The program is a win-win with high quality beef for the consumer and increased beef demand, which helps producers stay in business.”      

This BQA training will be held at the City Hall in Moville. There is no cost to attend the training, but registration is requested by Feb. 22 and may be made by calling the ISU Extension Outreach office in Woodbury County at 712-276-2157. 

Those unable to attend an in-person training may complete BQA training online at https://www.iabeef.org/cattlemens-corner/iowa-bqa.

For more information or questions, contact Doran at 712-737-4230 or email doranb@iastate.edu.

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