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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.


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.

The U.S. cattle industry’s Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program was originally created in the 1980s as a grassroots-driven and voluntary process control system to better meet consumer demands related to the safety, quality and wholesomeness of beef.

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There are many tools in the beef industry that producers can use to improve their operations. However, there are few tools out there that are as easy and as helpful as the beef quality assurance (BQA) assessment.

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The USDA Beef Quality and Yield Grading system was designed to provide a basis for determining a fair price for animals at each stage of the beef production process. In addition, the system can help consumers select beef of desired quality.

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BQA programs continue to add value

Every workforce has some degree of training. Skill will probably differ depending on what level of training you receive.

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Beef’s versatility, client demand ensures it holds its own among other proteins

Consistently preparing high-quality, healthful and tasty meals challenges the best family cook.

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