Beef Quality Assurance at the Tulsa Farm Show

Friday, December 9, 2011

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Beef producers are invited to learn ways to improve production practices that influence the safety, wholesomeness, and quality of the products they produce during the Oklahoma Beef Quality Assurance Program, December 9 at the Tulsa Farm Show.

The Oklahoma Beef Council through the beef checkoff program, in conjunction with the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, is hosting the meeting to educate beef producers about topics including beef quality, cattle production and handling, consumer demand and methods to increase profitability.

The program will begin at 10:00 with an overview of the program.  Topics will include animal handling, vaccination and processing procedures, specific methods to add value to beef, and consumer perceptions about animal welfare. The program concludes at noon with a recap and a BQA certification test.

 “By participating in the BQA program and adopting its production practices, beef producers are positioning their businesses to take advantage of opportunities that lie ahead,” said Jeff Jaronek, Director of Industry Relations for the Oklahoma Beef Council.

Upon successful completion of the BQA course, producers will be recognized as a BQA Certified Producer, supplied a BQA certification card and certification number; and meet the requirements for other state and national production and marketing programs that require BQA certification.

Contact Jeff Jaronek at the Oklahoma Beef Council at jeff.jaronek@oklabeef.orgor (405) 840-3777 with any questions regarding the meeting.

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