What is Beef Quality Assurance? Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) is a program to ensure that beef and dairy cattle are maintained in a manner, which will result in a safe and wholesome beef product for the consumer. Specifically, BQA is designed to enhance carcass quality by preventing residues, pathogen contamination and carcass defects such as injection site blemishes and bruises. The Ohio BQA program is based on recommended national guidelines and scientific research. The goal of the Ohio BQA is to increase the competitive base for marketing Ohio cattle. This will enable beef producers to enhance their product and maximize marketability. Ohio's BQA Objectives? 1. Set production standards in your operation, which meet or exceed the National Cattlemen's Beef Association BQA guidelines. 2. Provide technical assistance through certified veterinarians, Ohio State University Extension, Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Beef Council, and Ohio Cattlemen's Association. Visit the Ohio BQA web site at beef.osu.edu/~obqa and test your knowledge. If you receive a 100% on the BQA test, then documentation of attendance will be sent to the Ohio Beef Council and kept on file that you have started the BQA program. If you have questions about how to participate in Ohioís Beef Quality Assurance program, you can access the website beef.osu.edu/~obqa ...More
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- FAKED OUT - PART 1
A near-sighted, one-flippered walrus could get closer than that, cackled Myron. It's all in the timing, and the wrist.
LA. BEEFMASTER BREEDERS COWBOY CLASSIC SALE HELD
The Louisiana Beefmaster Breeders Cowboy Classic Sale was held November 4, 2017 in Lake Charles, La.
WILD PIG CONTROL COSTS MISSISSIPPIANS MILLIONS
In recent years, wild pigs have been a controversial topic in wildlife and agricultural discussions from top government officials to local farmers talking over the fence.
IMPORTANT TO CONTROL BREEDING AND CALVING SEASON
The first step in reproductive management is controlling the breeding and calving seasons. Whichever calving season (winter, spring, or fall) is chosen, the following reasons illustrate why a controlled, seasonal calving schedule is desirable.
BBU RECOGNIZES OUTSTANDING CATTLEMEN AT CONVENTION
The 57th Annual Beefmaster Breeders United (BBU) Convention Beefmasters on the Bay was hosted in Galveston, Texas at the Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center from October 26 - 28, 2017.
IT'S THE PITTS -- IN THEORY
I used to have this theory, now debunked, that postulated that if you added up the IQ of a person with the IQ of their dog the total would be exactly the same in every case.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- EXPORTS KEY TO CATTLE PRICE STRENGTH IN 2018
Retail beef prices are currently higher than last year despite the increase in beef supplies in 2017, said Derrell Peel, Extension livestock marketing specialist at Oklahoma State University, in his December market comments.
GENETRUST AT CHIMNEY ROCK SALE HELD NOVEMBER 3-4
In what has become a premier exhibition of the best in Brangus genetics, hundreds of registered and commercial breeders once again descended on Chimney Rock Cattle Company for the 11th annual installment hosted by Bill and Gail Davis.
WEANING IS A CRITICAL PART OF ANTIMICROBIAL STEWARDSHIP
Antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial use on farms and in all meat production systems are hot news items right now. There is an awful lot of confusion, misinformation and disinformation on the Internet and in the media, too.
USE ALL INFORMATION TO DEVELOP FEEDER CATTLE MARKETING
Growing up on a Colorado cattle ranch, earning an animal science degree and riding for the Certified Angus Beef® (CAB®) brand for nearly 16 years, Paul Dykstra has learned a thing or two about First class feeder cattle marketing.
IT'S THE PITTS -- THE BEST PRESENT EVER
Like the coming of winter he arrives every year about this time. Much the same as the shopping mall Santa, the Donkey Man is a seasonal ornament. And quite a colorful one too.
CALF CATCHERS ALLOW PRODUCERS TO SAFELY PROCESS CALVES
Recent census data has reported the average age of the American rancher today is over 55. Cattle ranching is physically demanding, and every year of age makes meeting those physical demands more challenging.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- CONSUMER IMPLICATIONS GROW WITH CARCASS SIZE
For as much as steaks bolster carcass value and consumer beef demand, their growing size is costing the industry lots of jingle.
ANGUS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF VERIFIED BEEF
American Angus Association announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Verified Beef, including its proprietary Reputation Feeder Cattle® program.
INAUGURAL GENETIX CATTLE PLUS SALE HELD
Eighty-nine registered buyers from 14 states made their way to Grantville, Ga. for the inaugural Genetix Cattle Plus Sale hosted by The Oaks Farm.
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