Industry Value

BQA does more than just help beef producers capture more value from their market cattle: BQA also reflects a positive public image and instills consumer confidence in the beef industry. When producers implement the best management practices of a BQA program, they assure their market steers, heifers, cows, and bulls are the best they can be. Today, the stakes are even higher because of increased public attention on animal welfare. BQA is valuable to all beef and dairy producers because it:

  • Demonstrates commitment to food safety and quality.
  • Safeguards the public image of the dairy industry.
  • Upholds consumer confidence in valuable beef products.
  • Improves sale value of marketed beef cattle.
  • Enhances herd profitability through better management.

Beef Checkoff supported BQA programs bring it all together.  While the BQA Manual provides a framework for program consistency, the states still determine the best programs for their producers.

“Because the beef industry is so diversified, we wanted to allow states the opportunity to provide what is best for their producers.  The BQA [Manual is the] overarching [protocol], providing some consistency across the state programs.  They are good production practices to guarantee the quality of beef products,” comments Dr. Dee Griffin, DVM.

BQA has designed an entirely new online training experience. This new experience is tailored to each participant’s industry sector and interest. After registering participants will be taken through an interactive training module that can be completed online, anytime. Participants can start and stop training at their convenience without losing their progress… so what are you waiting for?

Become BQA Certified

With two ways to become BQA certified, you can choose the best method for you:

  1. Attend an in-person training
    Trainings typically take 2-4 hours and are led by authorized BQA trainers.
  2. Take the online course
    Available on-demand. Start and stop as you please. Estimated time is 2 hours.

 In-Person training        Online course

For questions on upcoming in-person training in Montana or how to register and get started on your first visit, please don’t hesitate to email us for help and we’d be happy to walk you through the process.


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