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Beef Quality Assurance Programme

28 April 2010

US - The nation's Beef Quality Assurance programmes are vital to helping cattlemen give the beef consumer a wholesome eating experience, according to programme coordinators.

To inform cattle producers in the South Central Texas area, a free Beef Quality Assurance program will be held from 8:30 am-1 pm on May 22 in Marion, said Jerry Warren, Texas AgriLife Extension service agent for agriculture in Bexar County. The programme will take place at the Bexar Bowling Social Hall, located at 15681 Bexar Bowling Road.

The programme will be presented by the AgriLife Extension and the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association in cooperation with the Texas Beef Council. It is being sponsored by Pfizer, Pfizer Animal Health and IDEXX Laboratories.

"The Texas Beef Quality Producer programme is based on tried-and-tested best management practices and was developed to help cattlemen produce a safer, more wholesome food product," Mr Warren said. "The Beef Quality Assurance programme in Marion will cover a variety of topics of interest to the producer which will help him provide consumers with the quality beef products they want."

He said certification programmes such as this address beef quality assurance, industry updates, record keeping and environmental stewardship, along with management practices associated with genetic selection, cattle handling and culling, and vaccination.

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