Beef Quality Assurance Training Dec 18th

BQA Flyer – Barron St. Croix rs 11-19-18

*Two Dates and Locations to Choose From*
Wednesday, December 12 & Tuesday, December 18, 2018
12:45 Registration, Program 1:00PM (sharp!) to approx. 3:30PM

Dec 12: Barron Co. Government Center, 335 E. Monroe Ave, Barron
RSVP: UWEX Barron County 715-537-6250 or becky.schley@ces.uwex.edu

Dec 18: Ag Service & Ed. Center, 1960 8th Ave, Baldwin
RSVP: UWEX St. Croix County 715-531-1930 or ryan.sterry@ces.uwex.edu

COST: $15/farm, check payable to WI BQA Program, collected at door. RSVP’s requested with number from farm planning to attend. Each farm must complete a short exam at the end of training.

Some large packers and processors have announced that effective January 1, 2019, buyers representing them will only purchase from farms that are BQA or FARM Certified. Most dairy farms are certified with their dairy processor; ask your dairy rep for document of proof of FARM Certification completion for use at the point of sale. This will be in effect for all markets and all private treaty transactions. It is also believed that beginning in January 2020, additional processors may begin to require BQA or FARM Certification from their suppliers.
Beef producers created the voluntary Beef Quality Assurance Program in 1987 to assist each other in raising, feeding and harvesting high quality beef. By participating in BQA and adopting BQA production practices, you are helping to answer the call from the packers’ consumers, for safe beef raised in a humane manner.