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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.


A visit with 2015 National BQA Feedyard Award – Bill Couser – of Couser Cattle Company, Nevada, Iowa.

Video courtesy of National BQA.

A visit with 2015 National BQA Cow Calf Award winners Ira and Kim Brackett, from Brackett Ranches L.P., of Castleford, Idaho.

Video courtesy of National BQA.

In the video below, Bridget Wasser with the Beef Innovation Group demonstrates ways to reduce large ribeye steaks for a more presentable and enjoyable eating experience.

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The Beef Innovations Group connects culinary expertise and product development experience with beef science to create a catalyst for speeding new products to market. 


Animal welfare and well-being are phrases that have become common in animal agriculture, mainly due to the fact that consumers are becoming increasingly concerned with where their food comes from.

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Mike Molitor, a seed stock producer from Zenda, Kansas, shares all the ways his customers market calves and how carcass quality matters regardless. This video news is provided by CAB and the American Angus Association.