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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Classroom Training To Improve The Value Of Your Beef Cattle

Improve the Value of your Beef through Quality Assurance
The Pennsylvania Beef Council and local beef farmers will conduct a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Classroom-training session December 15, 2010.The training will be held at Kar-Dale Acres Dairy Farm in Potter County.

Their farm is located at 243 Healy Road Shinglehouse, PA 16748. The Classroom training will run from 6-8 p.m. This training is for producers new to the BQA program that are interested in becoming certified. Light refreshments will be served.

The BQA program is designed to improve the value and quality of beef throughout the industry by training producers in best management practices. The classroom training session is the first level of a two-part program.

The classroom training session will help train beef producers in best management practices as a way to help them improve their beef’s value. The second part is a chute-side training session. Producers will see the effects of shots on the meat at the chute side training.

Producers who complete the two-level program will receive a certification manual which includes helpful reference material and record-keeping forms. Certified producers will also, Free Certified Producer farm sign, opportunity to purchase BQA Allflex ear tags, Free PA Preferred/BQA Beef stickers to label beef you sell, access to calf pool sales, access to sell beef to Weis Market’s Pennsylvania Proud label, Free BVD PI Test Kits, a monthly newsletter, and much more.

For questions contact Nichole Hockenberry at the Pennsylvania Beef Council, 1-888-423-3372 or Tricia Adams, Kar-Dale Farms, at 698-2163.

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