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‘Wrap-up’ training for BQAT planned

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CHEROKEE, Iowa — Beef producers and commercial transporters still have an opportunity to get their BQA Transportation certification for 2020.

A “wrap-up” BQA transportation training will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 24 at the ISU Extension and Outreach Cherokee County office, Cherokee.

“BQAT certification will be a part of doing business,” said Beth Doran, ISU Extension and Outreach beef specialist. “Any individual directly delivering cattle to major packers will have to provide BQAT certification prior to unloading cattle.”

The workshop is one of six conducted in northwest Iowa. The completed workshops have already certified 133 transporters who collectively haul more than 8,250 loads of cattle yearly — proof that transporters are committed in providing quality transportation to ensure high-quality beef for the consumer.

The certification fee is payable at the door. Preregister by calling the ISU Extension and Outreach Cherokee County office at (712) 225-6196. For more information, visit iowabeefcenter.org.

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BQAT is available online at no cost anytime; visit bqa.org/programs.

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