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.
Formalized training materials for Beef Quality Assurance programs
The Oklahoma Beef Quality Assurance program is funded and managed by the Oklahoma Beef Council in cooperation with OSU and the NRI.
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
An interactive reference guide for cattle producers to find the BQA information they are looking for in a pinch
Cow-calf, stocker/backgrounders and feedyards self-assessment tools
Chute side vaccine storage is often overlooked, but with a little time and engineering, an easy, cost-effective solution is readily available.
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.
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.