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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 National Beef Quality Audit (NBQA) is one of the few ways the beef industry can assess both the fed beef supply as well as the supply of market cow and bull beef. Any savvy cattle producer is aware that the dairy industry plays a huge role in the beef supply. Not only do we see a large number of dairy steers entering the feedlot, but dairy cows also make a career change and ultimately contribute to our country’s beef reserve.

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According to a recent Progressive Cattleman survey, the majority of respondents sell their calves at local sale barns.

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The Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program continuously strives to improve industry practices and, therefore, beef quality, animal welfare and producer profit. BQA focuses on many aspects of cattle production, from correct transportation practices to humane handling techniques.

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Every time you process your cattle, you have an opportunity to impact Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) for good or for ill. Your goal as owner and manager should be to impact it for the better.

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As the beef cattle industry focuses on stewardship in animal health and antimicrobial use, we are continually reminded to follow FDA labels on all animal products.

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For decades, cow-calf producers have immunized young cattle for bovine respiratory disease (BRD) as a service to buyers of feeder cattle and a way to add value to their calf crop.

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