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Beef Quality Assurance Training

A series of Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) training sessions will take place throughout Indiana to help producers either renew or earn a certification, good for three years, which has become a requirement among major industry buyers.

The two-and-a-half-hour training and certification sessions are free. Only one person from each operation is required to be certified to ensure the entire operation follows BQA standards. However, everyone who handles and manages fed cattle is encouraged to become BQA certified.

Those unable to attend a session can also earn the certification online at

Producers only need to attend one meeting to become certified. Dates, local times, locations and contacts to RSVP for the 2021 upcoming training and certification sessions are listed in the attached flyer. 

BQA Trainings will be held in Washington County on Thursday, November 4, 2021 and Thursday, December 2, 2021 from 6:30-9:00 pm at Southern Hills Church in Salem, IN.  RSVP to Purdue Extension-Washington County at 812-883-4601 or

BQA is a nationally coordinated, state-implemented program that provides information to beef producers and consumers on how common-sense husbandry techniques can be paired with scientific knowledge to raise cattle. Its programs include best practices around ensuring end-product safety and wholesomeness, protecting herd health and animal well-being, and good recordkeeping.

Click the link below to see a complete listing of trainings in Indiana.



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