Beef Quality Assurance Workshops

Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) sessions will be held throughout Illinois in December. These sessions serve as the beef industry’s best source of continuing education and will provide producers with up-to-date standards and technologies to improve animal welfare and beef quality.   

2023-2024 Meeting Dates and Locations include: 
6:00 PM Start Time 

November 28, 2023 | American Legion Post 924 | Teutopolis

November 30, 2023 | Carthage Livestock, Inc. | Carthage 

December 5, 2023 | The Black Ridge | Cambridge 

December 7, 2023 | Stephenson County Farm Bureau | Freeport

December 11, 2023 | Fairview Sale Barn | Fairview 

TBD | University of Illinois | Urbana 

“The Illinois BQA program is a proven education system that teaches sensible management practices that help improve the quality and safety of beef,” said Travis Meteer, the University of Illinois Extension beef specialist, and state BQA coordinator. “It clearly demonstrates how a producer’s actions on the farm have a huge impact on the final beef product.”   

Beef Quality Assurance is a voluntary, national program that hopes to raise consumer confidence by offering proper management education and guidelines for the beef industry.   

BQA trainings are free to Illinois Beef Association (IBA) members and a $20 fee for non-IBA members includes the cost of a meal and training materials. Pre-registration is required. Attendees should RSVP to the IBA at (217) 787-4280.


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