Why You Should be Certified for Beef Quality Assurance

08:45PM Sep 28, 2014
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Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.

Through the end of October, for free, your operation can get Dairy Animal Care and Quality Assurance Certified. Need some convincing? Here are three reasons why this should be on your  to-do list:

1) It’s free!

For the second year, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) is partnering with the checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance program and sponsoring Dairy Animal Care and Quality Assurance certification for all dairy producers who enroll through October 31. When promted, enter the code: BIVIBQA. That’s a value of $25 to $50 for each producer!

2) Custom modules designed just for dairy producers.

To sign-up, visit www.bivi-bqa.com and click on “Access the BQA Modules”. From there, choose Dairy Animal Care and Quality Assurance and then select a group of modules that work best for your operation. Spanish versions are available, too. Topics range from proper injection sites to disease prevention and proper care of non-ambulatory cows.

3) It's right for the industry

Dairy producers are not only responsible for producing a quality dairy product, but meat, too. Through training, certification, self-evaluation and verification, the program not only demonstrates the producer’s commitment to quality animal care and marketing decisions, it also provides the tools that help dairy producers manage their herds in a way that contributes to the farm’s bottom line.

Show your support by signing up for the certification modules at BIVI-BQA.com and by encouraging your peers and fellow producers to do so, as well.