Event Details


October 12, 2019


10am - 3pm


Bingham Hall
5381 Depot Street
West Valley, NY 14171


CCE-Chautauqua County

Lisa Kempisty

Beef Quality Assurance Training

October 12, 2019

Beef Quality Assurance Training

Beef Quality Assurance Training to be held in Cattaraugus County
Beef Quality Assurance is a national program that provides training to beef and dairy cattle producers in food safety, proper cattle handling techniques, handling of animal health products, injection sites, and record keeping. The goal of this program is to maximize consumer confidence and acceptance of beef by focusing the producer's attention to daily production practices that influence the safety, wholesomeness, and quality of beef and beef products.

All beef producers are welcome to participate in this BQA Certification training to be held in Cattaraugus County on Saturday, October 12, 2019, from 10 am - 3 pm. The classroom training & lunch will be held from 10 am until 12:30 pm, at Bingham Hall, 5381 Depot Street, West Valley, NY. The hands-on chute side training will follow through 3 pm, hosted by Valley View Farm, Nathan & Chelsey Nelson, 8567 Route 240, Machias, NY. Dr. Shannon Carpenter, Veterinarian with the NYS Department of Ag & Markets, will teach this Beef Quality Assurance program. There will be a nominal fee to cover the cost of lunch, the BQA manual, and program.

To register or for more information, please contact Lisa Kempisty, Cornell Cooperative Extension Educator at 716-664-9502 Ext 203 or ljk4@cornell.edu.

We look forward to having interested producers attend this important educational program to learn more to ensure the safety and quality of the beef we produce and market.

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