Upcoming Beef Quality Assurance Events 

In-person learning opportunities are an essential component of the NY BQA program's success. Attendees have an opportunity to learn not only from industry professionals but each other. 

In-Person BQA Trainings 

May 18th- 10:00 AM, Stone Wall Farms,  139 Callicoon Center Road, Jeffersonville, NY

$30.00 includes nybpa MEMBERSHIP 

Pre-registration is required by May 11th. contact Barbara or Ed Moran, 845-701-2418, stonewallfarms98@earthlink.net    

BQA Online Certification is always available at https://www.bqa.org/certification/online-certification

If you do not see a training in your area and are interested in hosting A BQA Certification Opportunity contact Mike Baker, mjb28@cornell.edu, 607-255-5923


Transportation quality assurance plays a critical role in the health and welfare of cattle. The proper handling and transport of cattle can reduce sickness in calves, prevent bruises, and improve the quality of the meat from these animals. By using best practices, transporters can save the beef industry millions of dollars each year. When a transporter participates in the program they are showing consumers they are ready to take every step possible to keep cattle as healthy and safe as possible. The program covers many topics including: 

  • Cattle handling guidelines & diagrams
  • Checklists for loading/unloading
  • Checklists for hot/cold weather factors
  • Checklists for fit/injured/weak cattle
  • Checklist for traveling
  • Loading suggestions and worksheets
  • Bio-security & Emergency Action Plans

Upcoming BQAT Trainings  

May 8th- 5:30 PM-9:00 PM, Lewis County Education Center, 7395 East Road, Lowville, NY. No Cost & Free Meal. 

RSVP: May 1st, Mellissa Spence, 315-376-5270 or email  mms427@cornell.edu

May 10th- 6:00 PM-9:00PM, St. Lawrence County Extension Farm, 2043 State Highway 68, Canton. No Cost & Free Meal. 

RSVP: Bobbi-Jo, 315-379-9192 ext. 237 or email bmr37@cornell.edu

Online BQA Transportation Certification is available at bqatransportation.beeflearningcenter.org

Re-Certification Form is available for download here

Are you hosting a meeting that will include a presentation on BQA related material? Let us know!