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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.

Oklahoma Youth Expo Quality Assurance Incentive Program

The Oklahoma Beef Council through the Beef Checkoff is excited to once again provide an incentive program for quality assurance certification for cattle competitors at the Oklahoma Youth Expo with $2,500 in prizes.  The Oklahoma Beef Council will draw for the winners with twenty lucky students winning $100 and one lucky student winning $500.  You must have a current Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) certification or Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification.  Just a note, it takes only about an hour to complete the YQCA certification. Entries are due by March 10, 2024 and winners will be drawn for during the Oklahoma Youth Expo starting March 12, 2024.  The OBC will mail the gift cards to the winners.  You do not have to be present to win.  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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Upcoming Meetings

For those that like in-person meetings, as upcoming meetings become available, they will be posted here.  

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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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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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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

Stockmanship & Stewardship Montrose, CO

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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