September 25, 2019 - 9:32am -- carpenter.955

Two Programs – One Evening

Beef Quality Assurance Certification - 5 p.m. – If you have not already gotten your BQA Certification, this is one of your last chances for 2019. In today’s market, it is important to take advantage of any and all opportunities that make our cattle more desirable to the buyer sitting in the stands. As of now, Wendy’s restaurant, Tyson Foods and multiple auctions have announced that they will require producers to be certified in BQA in order to market their cattle or serve their product.

Transportation BQA – 6:30 p.m. – If you haul cattle, this may be for you. By the start of 2020, the major beef cattle processors have requested that any livestock hauler delivering cattle to their facilities be certified in Beef Quality Assurance –Transport (BQAT). Any professional hauler or farmer delivering loads of cattle to a processor should plan on attending. Much like producer BQA, the goal of the BQAT program is to make sure that cattle transporters are implementing good animal handling and transport practices. The training will last approx. two hours.

LOCATION: OSU Extension Greene County, 100 Fairground Road, Xenia, Ohio 45385

CONTACT: 937-372-9971 or corboy.3@osu.edu

COST: $10 per person for BQA Certification; Transport BQA is free.

REGISTRATION: Includes program education and materials. Please register by calling the OSU Extension Greene County office at 937-372- 9971 or email corboy.3@osu.edu by October 24.

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