SPRINGFIELD, Ill. —Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) sessions will be held throughout Illinois in December. These sessions serve as the beef industry’s best source of continuing education and will provide producers with up-to-date standards and technologies to improve animal welfare and beef quality.
Meeting dates and locations include:
- December 3 – 6 p.m., DeKalb County Farm Bureau, DeKalb
- December 4 – 6 p.m., Fairview Sale Barn, Fairview
- December 5 – 6 p.m., Reel Livestock Center, Congerville
- December 11 – 6 p.m., Arthur Sale Barn, Arthur
- December 12 – 6 p.m., Greenville Livestock Auction, Greenville
- December 17 – 6 p.m., United Producers Inc., Salem
“The Illinois BQA program is a proven education system that teaches sensible management practices that help improve the quality and safety of beef,” said Travis Meteer, University of Illinois Extension beef specialist and state BQA coordinator. “It clearly demonstrates how a producer’s actions on the farm have a huge impact on the final beef product.”
Beef Quality Assurance is a voluntary, national program that hopes to raise consumer confidence through offering proper management education and guidelines for the beef industry.
BQA trainings are free to Illinois Beef Association (IBA) members and a $20 fee for non-IBA members includes the cost of a meal and training materials. Pre-registration is encouraged. Attendees should RSVP to the IBA at 217-787-4280.
— Illinois Beef Association
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