Award applications for the 10th annual checkoff-funded National Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Award now are being accepted. The 2016 National BQA Awards recognize five winners in the areas of beef, dairy, marketing and education:
- The BQA Cow Calf, BQA Feedyard and BQA Dairy awards recognize producers that best demonstrate animal care and handling principles as part of the day-to-day activities on their respective operations.
- The BQA Educator Award is open to individuals or companies that provide high quality and innovative training to individuals that care and handle cattle throughout the industry chain.
- The BQA Marketer Award is open to livestock markets, cattle buyers and supply-chain programs that promote BQA to their customers and offer them opportunities to get certified.
BQA award winners will be selected by a committee of representatives from universities, state beef councils and affiliated groups. Nominations can be submitted by any organization, group, or individual on behalf of a U.S. beef producer, marketer or educator. Individuals and families may not nominate themselves, though the nominees are expected to be involved in the preparation of the application.
To submit an application, click here. Applications are due via the online submission form by June 20, 2015.
Source: Cattlemen’s Beef Board