April 10, 2018 - 11:34am -- gelley.2@osu.edu

Beef Quality Assurance Trainings are being offered statewide in 2018 to prepare for buyer demand changes waiting on the horizon.

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.

A compiled list of local training classes is now available on page 5 of the April Edition of the Noble County Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Newsletter. The newsletter can be viewed and printed from this link: https://noble.osu.edu/sites/noble/files/imce/April%202018.pdf.

Upcoming Trainings Include:

May 8th: Muskingum Livestock- Zanesville at 7 p.m.

May 21st: Producers Livestock- Caldwell at 6 p.m.

June 14th: Mid-East Career Center- Buffalo at 6 p.m.

July 26th: Barnesville Library Annex- Barnesville at 6 p.m.

October 2nd: Eastern Agricultural Research Station- Belle Valley at 5:30 p.m.