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Beef Quality Assurance in Oklahoma

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.

BQA Meeting-thursday, June 20, 2024

This BQA session will be part of the Trust in Beef event hosted by the Farm Journal on June 19 (Reception) and June 20 (Field Day/BQA) in Stillwater, OK.  Join Trust in Beef as it visits sustainable ranchers who are leading the charge toward a more regenerative future for America’s beef industry.   You’ll hear from ranchers and farmers just like you who are implementing regenerative practices while managing the challenges of farming today. It's free to all attendees.  To learn more and to register, click here

BQA Meeting-Friday, June 28, 2024

Get BQA certified on Friday, June 28 at Woodward Livestock Auction in Woodward, OK. Meet Alan Bowman, Oklahoma State University football, while you check in for the workshop. Attendees will engage with speakers on topics like biosecurity, herd health, nutrition, meat cutting, and a market update. Plus, enjoy a Certified Angus Beef ® brand dinner and win giveaways. Two attendees will win registration, plus a 1-night hotel stay, for Feeding Quality Forum in August and one will take home a Yeti® filled with Certified Angus Beef ® steaks.   For more details and to register, click here

online BQA Training

With 24/7 access to the online courses, you now have the opportunity to learn and get certified when and where it works best for you.

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National BQA Manual

Formalized training materials for Beef Quality Assurance programs

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Oklahoma BQA Manual

The Oklahoma Beef Quality Assurance program is funded and managed by the Oklahoma Beef Council in cooperation with OSU and the NRI.
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Sample Treatment Records

Record keeping is a key element of Beef Quality Assurance and a good business practice in general. A quality record keeping system is one that cattle raisers are comfortable

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Interactive Needle Selection Guide      

An interactive reference guide for cattle producers to find the BQA information they are looking for in a pinch 

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Self-Assessments

Cow-calf,  stocker/backgrounders and feedyards self-assessment tools

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Vaccine Cooler How-TOBQA cooler             

Chute side vaccine storage is often overlooked, but with a little time and engineering, an easy, cost-effective solution is readily available.

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STUDY SHOWS PREMIUM IN CATTLE FROM BQA CERTIFIED PRODUCERS

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A recent study from Colorado State University measured the monetary value of having BQA certification on beef operations. Research was conducted to determine how a BQA Certification listing affected the sale price of beef calves and feeder cattle marketed through video auctions. The study resulted in a premium of $16.80 per head or an estimated $2.71/cwt.

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Beef Quality Assurance Training Videos

The BQA YouTube Channel houses all of our educational and informational videos for you to watch, share, and include on your own web site.  These modules focus on the philosphy that underpins the Beef and Dairy Quality Assurance programs, the procedures and protocols that are foundations of effective implementation, and the use of stockmanship in support of BQA.

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