Programs in this area help ensure that food reaching consumers is of utmost quality. Producers and processors learn how their practices affect the final products, and learn tools and techniques to improve overall quality and safety of beef products.

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. There is an online program for training in several key areas in beef production – cow-calf, stocker, feedyard, dairy, and transportation. The modules are available in English and Spanish, and topics covered include animal husbandry, animal welfare, environmental stewardship and food safety practices..

BQA Certification

BQA certification is available in Michigan through the national online training and certification program housed at www.bqa.org. By clicking the link below, you will open the Beef Quality Assurance section of www.bqa.org where you can register for and complete the BQA training package of your choice. Online training and certification is free. The MSU Beef Team also coordinates face-to-face training and certification meetings as the need arises.

BQA Certification Questions & Answers 

BQA Certification (Online)

BQA Certification (Meeting)

National Resources

Michigan's Beef Quality Assurance Coordinators:

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