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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.


Watch a video explaining the results of the latest National Beef Quality Audit, funded by the Beef Checkoff, which provides a road map for the beef industry to continue improving the quality and acceptance of beef.

The first National Beef Quality Audit of fed cattle was conducted in 1991, with subsequent audits in 1995, 2000, and 2005. Findings of the 2011 audit have been reported by the National Cattleman’s Beef Association.

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Currently, the U.S. is the world’s largest beef producer, representing approximately 21 percent of the world’s beef production – but it’s the fourth-leading country in world beef exports, behind Brazil, Australia and India.

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Eating satisfaction rules when it comes to making beef lovers happy.

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