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  

June 17th- 6:00pm-8:30pm, Center Dale Farm, 28206 St. Rt. 126 Black River, NY 13612   

$15.00 per person/ $25 per farm 

Pre-Registration is Required by June 13th. Contact Mellissa Spence, mms427@cornell.edu or Jake Ledoux, jtl224@cornell.edu  

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


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

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!

Thank you to our sponsors 

The Beef Quality Assurance Program in New York State would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors.