The Beef Quality Assurance program provides guidelines for beef cattle production and outlines how to increase consumer confidence through proper management techniques and a commitment to quality. The online Animal Care Training program for beef, dairy, equine, transportation, and livestock marketers is available in English and Spanish. Topics covered include animal husbandry, animal welfare, environmental stewardship and food safety practices.

BQA Certification

BQA certification is available in Michigan through an online training program housed at By clicking the link below, you will open the Beef Quality Assurance section of where you can register for and complete the BQA training package of your choice. Please choose the training package that most appropriatly matches your role in the beef supply chain.

Online BQA Certification [Animal Care Training]

Michigan's Beef Quality Assurance Coordinators:

Daniel D. Buskirk, Ph.D.
Dept. of Animal Science
2265 Anthony Hall
Michigan State University
E. Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 432-0400
Frank Wardynski
Extension Service
725 Greenland Road
Michigan State University
Ontonagon, MI 49953
(906) 884-4386

National Resouces

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