Boost Knowledge and Profitability through Beef Quality Assurance

MINNESOTA - Minnesota beef and dairy producers can learn how effective quality assurance strategies will improve profit potential from their cattle and calves at a Beef Quality Assurance workshop to be held Tuesday, Jan. 9 at the Eagles Club located at 821-4th Avenue in Windom. A program will also be held Wednesday, Jan. 10 at the Pizza Ranch in Luverne.
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Minnesota’s Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program, which outlines best practices for safe and wholesome beef production, has tracked results that indicate beef producers who follow BQA protocols consistently receive significantly higher prices for their cattle than those who do not participate in the program.

The two hour program qualifies producers for BQA certification. Producers who have previously been certified can renew their eligibility by participation in this workshop.

Registration begins each day at 11:00 AM with the educational program running from 12:30 until 3:00 PM.

To register for the workshop in Windom, call Dr. Mike Curley, Cottonwood/Slayton Veterinary Clinic; Phone: (507) 831-1473 or (888) 831-8387. The workshop is sponsored by the Cottonwood/Slayton Veterinary Clinic in cooperation with the Cottonwood Cattle Producers, Mark Pankonin of Lamberton, Phone: (507) 648-3721, the University of Minnesota Extension Service, Kathy Marsh, (800) 967-1763 and the Minnesota Beef Council at (952) 854-6980.

To register for the workshop in Luverne, call the Rock County Veterinary Clinic; Phone: (507) 283-9524 or (800) 632-8838 or Edgerton Vet Clinic at (507-442-8387. The workshop in Luverne is sponsored by the Rock County Veterinary Clinic and the Edgerton Veterinary Clinic in cooperation with the Rock/Nobles Cattlemen's Association, the University of Minnesota Extension Service and the Minnesota Beef Council.

The Minnesota Beef Quality Assurance is funded with check off dollars provided by the Minnesota Beef Council. The Council is a promotion and research board created under Minnesota statute and authorized by the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board to collect the $1-per-head beef check off and invest the funds in promotion, research and educational activities on behalf of Minnesota’s 28,000 beef and dairy producers.

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