Cattle ranchers have a great training opportunity for both themselves, and their employees. For a limited time, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc (BIVI) is covering the cost of up to $50 per person, for Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) training. BQA is more than just giving shots correctly. BQA means training everyone who works in the beef industry about humane animal handling, proper drug administration, record keeping to ensure proper drug withdrawal, and many other practices that ensure the consumer gets a safe product with consistent eating quality. It is how the Beef Industry shows the consumer that we care about the food they eat. There is a great deal of fear in America today about foods and food production techniques. BQA certification is how the cattle industry can make a statement that cattlemen do things the right way.
Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc (BIVI) is proud to partner with the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program and their efforts within the cattle industry. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. is working with the BQA to provide more cattle producers and veterinarians access to their BQA Certification modules. These modules were created in partnership with Dr. Dan Thomson and a team at the Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University. This team has developed online interactive modules to educate and certify producers and their staff on best practices for cattle production. There are specific modules customized for cow calf, stocker, feedlot and dairy operations.
BQA education aligns with BIVI’s focus on disease prevention. Following best production practices and preventing disease are the right things to do for the animal, for those that raise and produce cattle, and for the consumer of the end product.
Why BQA Certification Matters
How to get BQA Certified?
Use the following access code: BIVIBQA
Link to Training Site: BQA Online Certification training modules
Source: University of Florida Extension