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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.


No one can deny the agricultural industry has certainly entered into a global market within the last decade. U.S. cattle genetics are shipping routinely to Russia and South America.

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According to USDA data, 3.6 million beef cows, 2.8 million dairy cows and 622,000 bulls were harvested in the U.S. in 2011.

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This Beef Quality Assurance video from the Beef Checkoff offers tips on low stress cattle handling and facilities management.

If your operation does cattle-handling procedures with the assistance of temporary help, are you all on the same page when the work begins? This video from Beef Quality Assurance outlines which procedures and safety protocols will make cattle handling and stockmanship easier and more efficient when new hands arrive to the ranch for a day’s work.

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