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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.

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May 6 2021

Bird and buckshot: The hidden defect cattle producers should prevent

In rare situations when the beef industry finds itself the subject of disparaging headlines, it is generally successful in combating misinformation with factual, positive messaging.

But consider having to respond to a news story that reveals a diner has bitten into a shotgun pellet in a carry-out hamburger. Whether birdshot becomes embedded in beef carcasses directly from producers using shotguns on cattle or indirectly from hunters, consumers would find neither explanation justified

Apr 29 2021

Ensuring Safe, High-Quality Beef Products

Quality assurance programs are all too familiar across the beef industry. Typically, these programs are discussed at the food product plants where we are working to maintain the quality of product after the animal is harvested.

However, what about before the animal is harvested? Does how we raise and handle the animal before harvest affect the quality of the beef? Yes.

Apr 6 2021

Why Should You Become BQA Certified?

Our previous article gave a quick overview of the importance and history of the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program. This article discusses what the BQA program has done to benefit the industry, and why it is important for producers to implement its guidelines on their operations.
Mar 15 2021

March Nebraska BQA Update with Nebraska Cattlemen

Hear from Nebraska Beef Quality Assurance (NBQA) Director, Jesse Fulton, as he provides an update to the Nebraska Cattlemen's Producer Education Webinar on March 9, 2021.
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BQA concerns itself with practices throughout the production process, mainly dealing with animal health, food safety and product quality. No matter what the segment, from the cow-calf producer to the dinner plate, each step affects quality as well as the eating satisfaction of consumer.

BQA works with veterinarians and extension educators to conduct trainings for feedlots, livestock auction markets, anybody who handles cattle frequently. We train people and keep them updated on latest animal health issues, products, and practices.

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