Beef packers willl require Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification from fed cattle suppliers, starting Jan. 1, 2019. This is driven by beef retailers and consumers who want assurance about how cattle are raised.
As producers rush to complete BQA certification, cattle haulers should also take note—they will need certification in the BQA Transportation program by Jan. 1, 2020.
Consumers are looking for food companies to provide clear labeling and advertising, so they can make purchasing decisions with confidence
As consumers glean more information about where their food comes from, producers need to focus on how they manage their farm or ranch. Beef Quality Assurance certification is a good place to start.
As we move into 2019, here are 10 cow-calf articles of the past year to help keep you informed and ready to start a successful year!
Packers need cattlemen, cattlemen need packers. Cargill Protein VP Glen Dolezal discusses what consumers are demanding and how they’re working with their rancher suppliers.
Truck drivers who haul fed cattle to Tyson and Cargill packing plants will soon need to complete the Beef Quality Assurance Transportation certification program.
The Beef Quality Assurance program, or BQA for short, helps producers stay up on best management practices, and that builds consumer confidence.