2021-2022 Beef Quality Assurance Training and Certification - Bad Axe

December 1, 2021 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Franklin Inn 1070 E. Huron Ave, Bad Axe, MI


Contact: Jerad Jaborek , Daniel Buskirk , Frank Wardynski

Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) is a national program that provides education on best management practices for cattle producers. Practicing BQA demonstrates a commitment from the producer to the consumer, that as the producer, they are providing proper care for their animals and providing a wholesome product. Certification in BQA can help capture more value for cattle sold at market while also increasing consumer confidence in the cattle industry.

Beef Quality Assurance training covers a variety of topics such as safe cattle handling, proper record keeping, cattle treatment procedures, biosecurity, fitness for transportation, and euthanasia considerations.

Many major beef packers began to require BQA certification as of January 1, 2019. For those who became BQA certified to meet this deadline, recertification is needed as your BQA certification is set to expire after three years. On-line national training and certification is free and can be found at www.bqa.org.

If you are interested in in-person BQA training, the Michigan Beef Industry Commission and Michigan State University Extension Beef Team have teamed up to provide multiple free training and (re)certification sessions across Michigan. We ask that you please RSVP at: https://bit.ly/MiBQAreg, however, walk-ins are welcome. See list of BQA sessions below.

 

Date

Start Time

Location

Address

City

Nov 4

9:00 AM

Clare Church of the Nazarene

10160 S Grant Ave

Clare

Nov 18

3:00 PM

United Producers Inc. Livestock Market

7810 N. Croswell Rd

St. Louis

Nov 18

7:00 PM

Elmer Twp. (Kittle) Hall

863 W. Kittle Rd

Mio

Nov 20

10:00 AM

Ravenna Auction

3265 S. Slocum Rd

Ravenna

Dec 1

6:00 PM

Franklin Inn

1070 E. Huron Ave

Bad Axe

Dec 2

6:00 PM

Napoleon Livestock Commission Co.

6810 Brooklyn Rd (M-50)

Napolean

Dec 14

7:00 PM

Banks Twp. Hall

6520 Center St

Ellsworth

Dec 15

6:00 PM

St. Clair Co. MSU Extension Office 

200 Grand River Ave

Port Huron

Dec 16

7:00 PM

Whittemore Chamber of Commerce

 405 E. Sherman St

 Whittemore

Jan 19

6:00 PM

Sanilac Co. Fair Grounds - FFA barn

210 N Dawson St

Sandusky

Feb 18

6:00 PM

Beagio’s Pizza

5795 Sanilac Rd

Kingston

 

For more information on becoming BQA certified, please contact either Dan Buskirk, MSU Beef Extension Specialist, 517-432-0400, buskirk@msu.edu, Frank Wardynski, MSU Extension Ruminant Educator, 906-281-0918, wardynsk@msu.edu, or Jerad Jaborek, MSU Extension Feedlot Educator, 715-451-2035, jaborekj@msu.edu.

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