A fence for cows on the American farm. Author: kavaram

Become BQA Certified!

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What is BQA?

The Beef Quality Assurance Program's mission is to guide producers towards continuous improvement using science-based production practices that assure cattle well-being, beef quality and safety.

Beef Quality Assurance is a program that provides systematic information to U.S. beef producers of how good husbandry techniques can be coupled with accepted scientific knowledge to raise cattle under optimum management conditions. BQA programs have evolved to include best practices around cattle handling, facility management, cattle transportation, good record keeping and protecting herd health, which all result in better outcomes for cattle and producers. Today, having an active BQA certification is more important than ever because the full beef supply chain is leveraging the program to ensure our commitment to food safety, cattle well-being, and beef quality.

Taking responsibility…because it’s our job, not someone else’s.

Empowering people…because producers can make a difference.

Working together…because product safety and wholesomeness is everyone’s business.