Checkoff Releases BQA Education Series

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The Beef Checkoff Program recently released the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Education Series in DVD format for state BQA coordinators and trainers. These modules focus on the philosophy that underpins Beef and Dairy Quality Assurance programs, the procedures and protocols that are foundations of effective implementation, and the use of stockmanship in support of BQA.

These educational modules were created to help supplement the online and printed materials currently available to state coordinators and BQA trainers. The 12 modules are designed to support and supplement current BQA curricula targeted to beef and dairy producers and are appropriate for producers, 4-H and youth audiences, and agricultural students at both the secondary and post-secondary levels.   

The specific modules are as follows: 

Topic

 

 

Featured specialist/producer

 

 

Introduction to BQA Principles

 

 

Jason Ahola, PhD

 

 

The Role of the Veterinarian

 

 

Dee Griffin, DVM and John Maas, DVM

 

 

Sanitizing Syringes

 

 

Dee Griffin, DVM

 

 

Proper Collection and Testing for Residues

 

 

Dee Griffin, DVM

 

 

Record Keeping

 

 

Anne Burkholder, BQA Award Winner

 

 

Processing and Use of Animal Health Care Products

 

 

Jason Ahola, PhD

 

 

Cattle Handling Overview

 

 

Curt Pate and Temple Grandin

 

 

Dairy Quality Assurance

 

 

Noa Ramirez, DVM, Curt Pate, Jim Docheff, BQA Award Winner

 

 

Care and Handling Guidelines

 

 

Bob Smith, DVM

 

 

Dairy Non-ambulatory Management

 

 

Noa Ramirez, DVM, Curt Pate

 

 

Dairy Euthanasia

 

 

Noa Ramirez, DVM, Curt Pate

 

 

Beef Non-ambulatory Management and Euthanasia

 

 

Bob Smith, DVM

 

 

Cattle Handling Tips

 

 

Curt Pate

 

 

 

“The effectiveness of these modules will be enhanced if they are integrated with existing state and national materials,” says John Maas, DVM, and chairman of the checkoff’s Joint Producer Education Committee. “We are encouraging all BQA trainers and state staff to become familiar with these educational components in an effort to encourage BQA certification for all producers.”

Visit the website to download the videos or for additional BQA materials.

For more information about your beef checkoff, visit MyBeefCheckoff.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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