National Beef Quality Audit

The National Beef Quality Audit (NBQA) is a comprehensive survey that evaluates beef industry efforts to improve beef quality. Conducted every five years since 1991, the checkoff-funded Audit assesses progress the industry makes on a variety of production issues that ultimately affect consumer demand for beef. 


Navigating Pathways to Success

Please join us for the rollout of the 2016 National Beef Quality Audit, as we share research documenting where the beef industry has been, how far the industry has progressed in the 25 years since the first audit, and the path we must navigate for continued success.

Thursday, July 13th
7:00am - 9:30am
Breakfast starts at 7:00am
Session begins at 7:30am

Hyatt Regency
Denver, CO

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National Beef Quality Audit Timeline

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Past Audits

The national beef quality audits have been conducted in 1991, 1995, 2000, 2005, and 2011. These industry wide research efforts collect and analyze data and disseminate information related to the physical characteristics of finished steers and heifers arriving at harvest facilities.  The results of these audits have been used to identify strategies and tactics to guide further improvements in beef production.

Past Audits