BQA’s New Transportation Training & Certification Program

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The checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program has launched a new training and certification program for cattle transportation. The program, known as Beef Quality Assurance Transportation (BQAT), provides cattle producers and haulers with comprehensive training based on their roles in the cattle industry. Online training will be made available beginning immediately, and in-person training opportunities will begin soon. “The BQA …

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Beef Board CEO Search

Jamie Johansen

The Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion & Research Board (CBB) has announced a national search to fill the position of Chief Executive Officer after accepting the resignation of current CEO Polly Ruhland in late August. CBB’s primary function is to oversee and administrate the national beef checkoff through the management of programs that are proposed and carried out by various contractors. As …

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Beef Checkoff’s Inaugural Advocate of the Year

Jamie Johansen

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), a contractor to the beef checkoff, has selected blogger and cattlewoman Anne Burkholder as the recipient of the inaugural Advocate of the Year award. A Florida native, Burkholder moved to Nebraska with her husband in 1997 to run a family feed yard that had been in her husband’s family since the 1970s. Since then, …

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U.S. Beef Supply Improving, Opportunities Remain

Jamie Johansen

Data from the 2016 National Beef Quality Audit suggests the beef industry continues to improve the quality of its products, but there is still room for improvement. The research, funded by the Beef Checkoff Program, has been conducted every five years for the past quarter century and provides a set of guideposts and measurements for cattle producers and others to …

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Beef Maintains Favorable Tenderness Ratings

Jamie Johansen

The beef checkoff-funded 2015/2016 National Beef Tenderness Survey was conducted at Texas A&M University, which has surveyed beef tenderness regularly since 1990. “Despite some challenges over the past ten years, including drought, fluctuating supply and rising input costs, the tenderness of the beef being produced in the United States has remained steady, and often improved,” according to Jeffrey Savell, Ph.D., …

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Beef. It’s What’s For Families

Lizzy Schultz

Today’s world moves fast, but nutrition shouldn’t take a backseat for busy families. Representatives from the Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB) were onsite at NAFB Trade Talk to discuss some of the beef checkoff’s latest promotions and initiatives that focus on family health and nutrition. One campaign, a 30 Day Food Waste Challenge, sends daily emails to participants with tips on …

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American Angus Association Elects New Officers

Lizzy Schultz

The American Angus Association has announced the names of the newly elected members of its Board of Directors during the 133rd Annual Convention of Delegates in Indianapolis, Ind. Richard Dyar, of Crossville, Alabama, Dave Hinman, of Malta, Montana, Alan Miller, of Gridley, Illinois, Jonathan Perry, of Fayetteville, Tennessee, and Barry Pollard, of Waukomis, Oklahoma were elected to serve three-year terms …

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Input Sought for 2016 National Beef Quality Audit

Jamie Johansen

Beef producers from every segment of the industry are being encouraged to participate in a survey that will help establish a benchmark and course for the beef industry for 2017 and beyond. The Producer Survey of the checkoff-funded 2016 National Beef Quality Audit (NBQA) will collect producer information and opinions, which will be added to the audit’s traditional production research …

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Beef Checkoff Updates Educational Resources

Jamie Johansen

The beef checkoff has launched an updated beef resources webpage dedicated to sharing nationally focused beef-education tools with teachers, volunteers, farmers and ranchers. The site features a new video highlighting the checkoff-funded 2016 On the Farm STEM event and its impact on district- and university-level STEM coordinators. “We are excited to debut this online educational resource featuring professional development events …

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Beef Sizzled at National Capital Barbecue Battle

Lizzy Schultz

The National Beef Checkoff made a flavor-packed impact at the 24th Annual Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle last week in Washington, D.C., using the two-day event to bring D.C. residents into the conversation about steak, hamburgers, and other beef-based barbecue favorites. Attendees were invited to the beef checkoff booth on Pennsylvania Avenue to learn new recipes, participate in games and …

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