Ohio Beef Quality Assurance
End users of beef products, including Tyson Foods and Wendy’s, are now starting to require producers of that beef to have Beef Quality Assurance Training. They have both announced beginning in 2019 cattle they purchase must originate from producers and feedyards who are Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certified. Therefore many stockyards and buyers are requiring this training for beef producers who sell to them.
Ohio State University Extension, the Ohio Beef Council, the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association and Ohio’s cattle auction markets and collection points are working together to offer BQA trainings in Ohio. Certification lasts for three years. Producers may take an in-person class or complete the training online at bqa.org.
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