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Free BQA certification this month!

Free BQA certification this month!

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Are you doing your part for the industry by getting BQA certified? Well, if you haven't, now is a great time to start!


Your checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance(BQA) program is giving you the chance to become certified for free, thanks to a partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. and the Beef Cattle Institute(BCI) housed at Kansas State University. The cost of BQA certification is normally $25-$50; however, between Feb. 11, 2013 and March 15, 2013, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. will defray the cost of certification, making it free for producers. Those interested in taking advantage of this BQA certification opportunity should start at BQA.org/teamor www.BIVI-BQA.com.


"BQA provides cattlemen with the tools they need to produce safe, high-quality beef while also looking at ways to make their operations more efficient and productive," says Ryan Ruppert, senior director of BQA.


Developed and managed by the independent Beef Cattle Institute, these easy-to-use BQA modules teach sound management techniques. The industry has embraced BQA because it is the right thing to do, and certification is the next step to show your commitment to producing the best beef possible. It also helps you tell your story to consumers who might not understand all of the safety measures you and other beef producers take in producing the food on the table.


Show you care. Start today. Visit BQA.org/teamor www.BIVI-BQA.com. For more information about your beef checkoff, visit MyBeefCheckoff.com.