NORTH BATH, N.Y. — On Friday, February 21, 2020 Empire Livestock Marketing and Cornell Cooperative Extension will be sponsoring a Beef Quality Assurance Transportation (BQAT) workshop. The program will be held from 6-9 PM at the Empire Livestock auction barn 7418 Route 415 North Bath, NY 14810.
BQAT plays a critical role in the health and welfare of cattle. When a transporter participates in the program they are showing consumers they are ready to take every step possible to keep cattle as healthy and safe as possible. Topics to be covered: principles of stockmanship, biosecurity, fitness for transport and emergency management. NYS Trooper and Department of Transportation representatives will discuss registration requirements for different classes of vehicles, definition of “covered farm vehicle”, conditions when a CDL is required, log book, hours of service, etc.
There is no cost to attend however pre-registered is requested by February 18th to assist with planning for food and handouts. For more information or to register contact Lynn Bliven at email@example.com or 585-268-7644 ext. 18.
The Beef Quality Assurance Transportation workshop is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County (CCE-Allegany). The association is part of the national cooperative extension system, an educational partnership between County, State, and Federal governments. As New York’s land grant university Cornell administers the system in this state. For more information, call 525-268-7644 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/allegany. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Allegany County
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