Beef Quality Assurance Workshops

The winter Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) workshops concluded for 2023, but mark your calendar for the upcoming summer 2024 training dates! 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.   

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

July 11, 2024 | Shelbyville United Producers | Shelbyville 

July 15, 2024 | Adams County Farm Bureau | Quincy 

July 16, 2024 | Community Building | Sparta 

“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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