• Introduction to BQA

    Beef Quality Assurance is a nationally coordinated, state implemented program that provides systematic information to U.S. beef producers and beef consumers of how common sense husbandry techniques can be coupled with accepted scientific knowledge to raise cattle under optimum management and environmental conditions. BQA guidelines are designed to make certain all beef consumers can take pride in what they purchase – and can trust and have confidence in the entire beef industry.

  • Our History

    There is consensus among most industry analysts that BQA efforts across the nation have been instrumental in recent successes in re-building beef demand. The precursor to BQA, “Beef Safety Assurance” originally emphasized targeting real and perceived beef safety issues. Measures were successfully implemented, including educating stakeholders about proper use of pharmaceutical products and the honoring of withdrawal times.

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  • Events

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  • What is "Quality" Beef?

    A large part of the beef industry’s job involves making sure that beef is safe and wholesome for consumers.

  • Value to the Industry

    BQA does more than just help beef producers capture more value from their market cattle: BQA also reflects a positive public image and instills consumer confidence in the beef industry.