FARM Program Releases Stockmanship Training Video

Lizzy Schultz

The National Dairy FARM Program announced the release of a stockmanship training video through its partnership with the National Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program. The 27-minute video, directed by Dr. Robert Hagevoort of New Mexico State and the U.S. Dairy Education & Training Consortium, is available on the FARM Program website and YouTube page in both English and Spanish. Topics …

Ag Group, Animal Welfare, Beef, BQA, Dairy

Nominations for BQA Awards Now Being Accepted

Jamie Johansen

Nominations for the 2018 national Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Awards are now being accepted. The beef checkoff-funded program, now in its 12th year, recognizes five winners in the areas of beef and dairy beef production, marketing and education. Categories for the award are: – BQA Cow-Calf, BQA Feedyard and BQA Dairy awards recognize producers who best demonstrate the implementation of …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Beef, BQA

Record 3,300 Free BQA Certifications Thanks to BIVI

Jamie Johansen

This fall, more than 3,300 producers from across the country became Beef Quality Assurance (BQA)-certified, the largest number in the history of free-certifications supported by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI). Through the sponsorship of the BQA certification program, BIVI provides financial support for the Beef Cattle Institute, which developed the certification module. The checkoff-funded BQA program is important to the …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Beef, Beef Checkoff, Boehringer Ingelheim, BQA

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 …

Ag Group, Beef, Beef Board, Beef Checkoff, BQA

BQA Free Certification Period Announced

Jamie Johansen

Time for beef and dairy producers to become Beef Quality Assurance (BQA)-certified free online through Nov. 13 thanks to Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI). Anyone who becomes certified during this period is eligible to win a prize package, courtesy of BIVI and the BQA program, funded in part by the beef checkoff. The BQA program is important to the cattle …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Beef, Beef Checkoff, Boehringer Ingelheim, BQA, Cattle, Dairy

Checkoff Calls for Nominations for BQA Awards

Jamie Johansen

Award applications for the 11th annual checkoff-funded National Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Award now are being accepted. Applications are due by June 24, 2016. The 2017 National BQA Awards recognize five winners in the areas of beef, dairy, marketing and education: – The BQA Cow Calf, BQA Feedyard and BQA Dairy awards recognize producers that best demonstrate the implementation of …

Ag Group, award, Beef, Beef Checkoff, BQA

FARM & BQA's Commitment to Animal Care Issues

Jamie Johansen

National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the beef checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance program announced they will jointly be offering more training opportunities for farmers and ranchers in 2016. NMPF has been identifying areas where its Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) program can further coordinate with the Dairy Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Program, managed by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association on …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Beef, Beef Checkoff, BQA, Dairy, National Milk, NCBA

BIVI's Commitment to BQA Education

Jamie Johansen

The folks at Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) have been strong supporters of the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program and that confidence in the program has led them to sponsor another free-certification period — from now through April 15. The announcement was made during the recent Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show and I caught up with BIVI’s Director …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Audio, Beef, Boehringer Ingelheim, BQA, Education, Livestock, NCBA

BQA Free Certification Period Announced

Jamie Johansen

During the 2016 Annual Cattle Industry Convention, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI), announced a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) free-certification period — from now through April 15. Beef and dairy producers can take advantage of free BQA certification online courtesy of BIVI and the BQA program, which is funded by the beef checkoff. BIVI will pick up the $25-$50 online training …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Beef, Beef Checkoff, Boehringer Ingelheim, BQA, NCBA

Record Number of BQA Certifications

Jamie Johansen

More than 2,100 producers across the country became Beef Quality Assurance (BQA)-certified thanks to the recent program supported by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI). That is the highest number in the program’s four-year history, and means that nearly 22,000 producers have taken advantage of these free offers to sign up for the BQA certification program. Through its sponsorship of the …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Beef, Beef Checkoff, BQA