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: 




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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.

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