Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Training

  • Thursday, September 5, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cornell Cooperative Extension I Central New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops

Beef Quality Assurance "BQA" Training

When:  Thursday, September 5th, at 6:00 pm

Where:   CCE Schoharie County

               173 South Grand Street

               Cobleskill, NY  12043

Cost:       Free

Registration: Online at https://cnydfc.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id_925

Deadline:  September 2, 2019

Beef producers are invited to attend a classroom session and chute-side workshop on Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 at 6 p.m. at CCE Schoharie County.  Ashley McFarland, CNYDLFC Livestock Specialist, will discuss vaccinations and health management in beef cattle.  The chute-side workshop will offer demonstration and practice of proper sub-cutaneous injections.  Participants will become eligible for "BQA" certification.

The cost is free and includes BOA materials. Pre-registration is required by September 2. Register online  at: https://cnydfc.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=925 or by mailing your information to herkimer@cornell.edu.

The national Beef Quality Assurance Program plays an important role in educating producers on best management practices and assuring consumer trust in high quality and safe beef that is produced in the United States. This BOA meeting is sponsored by the Central New York Beef Producers in conjunction with the New York Beef Producers Association.

An additional goal is bringing its members into compliance to build confidence in buyers who are looking for high quality and well-managed calves at the feeder calf pool sales. As beef production continues to evolve in Central NY, Cornell Cooperative Extension is working to assist regional beef producers to improve profitability and optimize their cattle growth. The Central NY Beef producers will be conducting a tele-auction on December 6th, 2019. Additional calves that meet the quality, weaning, management, and health protocols are still being sought. Contact regional livestock specialist Ashley McFarland for more information at am2876@cornell.edu or call (315) 604-2156.


Ashley McFarland
Regional Ag Team Member - Livestock Specialist
315-886-7920 x 228 or 315-604-2156

Last updated August 13, 2019