Beef Quality Assurance training offered in Slayton
Event is June 21.
SLAYTON — University of Minnesota Extension, along with Minnesota Beef Council, will host an IN PERSON Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) training from noon to 1 p.m. June 21, at the Murray County 4-H Building, 3048 Broadway Ave., Slayton. Producers attending the free workshop will receive their three-year BQA certification.
In the past, beef producers were asked to complete the BQA program to market cattle to certain processors. However, BQA certification is still a voluntary program. Specific companies have chosen to extend their own quality assurance protocol requirements to cattle producers who are a part of their supply chain.
When a producer does not have current BQA certification, the result is that many packers and feedlots simply cannot purchase those cattle because their company cannot source cattle from a producer who does not meet their certification requirements.
Attendees must pre-register for this free event by calling the Murray County Extension Office at (507) 836-6927, or register online at https://z.umn.edu/BQAJune21
A complimentary hamburger lunch will be provided from 11:30 a.m. to noon by the Murray County Cattlemen’s Association.
BQA training is available online at bqa.org at any time.