Malatya Haber BQA training workshops draw large crowds
Home News Livestock Crops Markets Hay, Range & Pasture Home & Family Classifieds Resources This Week's Journal
Commerical Hay Equipment For The Farm
Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizer

Farm Survey

Journal Getaways

Reader Comment:
by jJane

"Thanks for sharing this story!"....Read the story...
Join other discussions.

BQA training workshops draw large crowds

Nearly 850 producers attended seven Advanced Beef Cattle Care and Health Training workshops held in August and September. Coordinated by the Kansas Beef Council and the Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University, these checkoff-funded events provided training in animal husbandry best management practices, downed animal care, humane euthanasia and low-stress cattle handling. Each participant earned Beef Quality Assurance certification valid for three years.

“BQA training is important to the industry because it increases the end product consistency and quality and assures consumer confidence in beef,” said K-State veterinarian Dan Thomson, the director of BCI.

Thomson, along with BCI staff Chris Reinhardt and veterinarian Dave Rethorst, presented BQA principles during the workshops.

“Through the BQA program, we’re not only seeing improvements in the area of less non-conformance in carcasses, but now we’re seeing improvements in production efficiencies and animal welfare measurements that bring home money to the producer’s bottom line,” said Thomson.

Producers interested in receiving BQA certification are encouraged to attend future workshops or enroll at

Date: 10/07/2013


Copyright 1995-2014.  High Plains Publishers, Inc.  All rights reserved.  Any republishing of these pages, including electronic reproduction of the editorial archives or classified advertising, is strictly prohibited. If you have questions or comments you can reach us at
High Plains Journal 1500 E. Wyatt Earp Blvd., P.O. Box 760, Dodge City, KS 67801 or call 1-800-452-7171. Email:


Archives Search

NCBA Convention

United Sorghum Checkoff Program

Inside Futures

Editorial Archives

Browse Archives