Manuals

National BQA Manual

Formalized training materials which support the efforts of all state BQA coordinators to train their beef producers on the topics of BQA.

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National Dairy BQA Producers Manual

Formalized training materials which support the efforts of all state BQA coordinators to train their dairy producers on the topics of BQA.  Developed with significant input from the National Dairy Well-being Initiative and two other national dairy organizations.

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Antibiotic Stewardship for Beef Producers

Responsible antibiotic use is important to ensure that animal health technologies remain viable for the beef industry.  It is key that judicious use protocols are developed so that animals are never marketed with residues and that cattlemen responsibly treat sick cattle. 

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Cattle Industry Guidelines for the Care and Handling of Cattle

Cattlemen have long recognized the need to properly care for the animals under their care.  This informative brochure illustrates sound animal husbandry practices to help farmers and ranchers ensure the wellbeing of the cattle under their care.

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Transportation Quality Assurance Program

Program designed to strengthen existing "Master Cattle Transporter" programming to include a certification component developed to service the needs of truckers who transport both cattle and hogs.

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Supplemental Guidelines to the National BQA Manual

Updated in 2014 to supplement the National BQA Manuals for both Beef and Dairy.  

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A Beef Producers Guide for Judicious Use of Antimicrobials in Cattle

Guidelines adapted from AVMA, AABP, and AVC Appropriate Veterinary Antibiotic Use Guidelines.

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BQA Advisory Statement on the Use of Pneumatic Dart Guns

This is an advisory statement since there are no BQA guidelines for the administration of injectable drugs/products by the use of pneumatic darts or other similar methods.

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