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Promotion increases number of BQA-certified producers


Response was excellent to the recently completed Beef Quality Assurance certification promotion sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim. According to National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, 7,732 producers completed the online BQA training to become certified between Feb. 3 and April 15. BI paid the $25 to $50 fee during this period and provided financial support to the Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University, which developed the online certification modules.

More than 11,000 producers nationwide have been certified through two years of the BI promotion. That includes 315 Kansans in 2013 and 447 this year. Ranchers, feeders and dairymen are encouraged to re-certify every three years. To become certified or re-certified, go to www.animalcaretraining.org.

The checkoff-funded BQA program incorporates proper cattle management techniques. These best management practices are designed to deliver better quality beef and increase consumer confidence. Ranchers have reported increased profitability as the practices are implemented.

Date: 5/12/2014



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