Beef Quality

American Simmental Association Conducts Carcass Genotyping Project

The American Simmental Association has begun a large genotyping project to collect carcass records and genotypes on sire-identified terminal calves to improve progeny equivalents for carcass traits.

1 year ago
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.
Cattle Haulers: Get BQA Transportation Certification by 2020

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.

2 years ago
Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Certification Opportunities

Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) equips producers with production strategies and general skills to maintain and strengthen a quality, wholesome food supply.

2 years ago
“A key positive is these companies turned to an industry-accepted program instead of requiring additional certifications,” says Chase DeCoite, director of the Beef Quality Assurance program.
Get Your BQA Certification Now—Some Packers To Require It in 2019

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.

2 years ago
This Maryland seedstock operation satisfies beef-loving urban consumers with Angus beef while collecting data for future genetic selection.
Local Beef Success Before Local Was Cool

This Maryland seedstock operation satisfies beef-loving urban consumers with Angus beef while collecting data for future genetic selection.

2 years ago
John Maday, Editor, Bovine Veterinarian
Dart Decisions

Bring up the topic of medicated darts among a group of cattle producers and veterinarians and you’ll hear a range of strong opinions.

2 years ago
It is vital that cow calf producers have a close working relationship with a large animal veterinarian in their area.
Follow BQA Guidelines When Treating and Selling Cows

Summer often brings a few infectious ailments to beef cows. Common problems include eye infections and foot rot. Treatment of affected cows will often involve the use of antibiotics, so remember VFD rules.

2 years ago
Water: Questions and Answers

Most cattle producers fully understand the importance of water. After all, providing an adequate supply of clean, fresh, water is the cornerstone of animal husbandry.

2 years ago