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Beef Quality

Learn to utilize the industry’s Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program standards, which focus on animal handling, and the safety, quality and popularity of beef.

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The phrase “measure to manage” is a cornerstone in beef industry research, and there is no better example than the National Beef Quality Audit (NBQA).

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Following Prime and Choice, Select is the third of the eight distinct beef quality grades.

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Due to a lack of understanding of how their food is produced, consumers form unsubstantiated concerns over what they eat.

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Cattlemen have demonstrated a commitment to the integrity of today’s beef products by implementing sound cattle management practices.

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A 2011 survey of U.S. beef cattle producers done in conjunction with the National Beef Quality Audit (NBQA) found 87 percent of respondents who operated their ranches consistent with Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) standards did so because “it’s the right thing to do.”

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The Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program has developed best management practices to ensure cattle are healthy and productive while providing safe, wholesome products for consumers. BQA standards encompass most segments of the beef industry, including cow-calf, feedyard and marketing.

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