Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Training

  • Tuesday, July 30, 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:  Tuesday, July 30th at 6:00 pm

Where:   Rock Spring Farm

               490 Mill Road

               Cooperstown, NY  13326

Cost:       $10 per farm

Registration: Online at https://cnydfc.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=909

Deadline:  July 29, 2019

Beef producers are invited to attend a classroom session and chute-side workshop on Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 at 6 p.m. at the Rock Spring Farm, 490 Mill Rd., Cooperstown. Ashley McFarland, CNYDLFC Livestock Specialist, and Lynn Geoffery, DVM, 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 "BOA" certification.

The cost is $10 per farm, which includes BOA materials. Pre-registration is required by July 29. Register online and pay by credit card at: https://cnydfc.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=909 or by mailing your check with the registration form  attached with the preceding link to CCE Herkimer County.

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