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. 

BQA Online Certification is always available at https://www.bqa.org/certification/online-certification
In-Person BQA Trainings/ NEw York State Level II  

In-person training opportunities are hosted by your local Cornell Cooperative Extension. to receive email notifications of BQA trainings near you visit https://blogs.cornell.edu/beefcattle/  and subscribe. 

Upcoming Trainings: There are no In-Person Trainings Scheduled at this time

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

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


Thursday, January 9th, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM 

Cambridge Valley Livestock Auction, 2147 NY-22, Cambridge, New York

Cost: FREE 

RSVP/MORE INFORMATION- Ashley Pierce, arp253@cornell.edu, 518-649-0267

Friday, January 10th 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Empire Livestock Cherry Creek, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd, Cherry Creek, NY 

Cost: FREE

RSVP/MORE INFORMATION- by January 6th, Shannon Carpenter, DVM (716)783-4650 or   Shannon.carpenter@agriculture.ny.gov

Friday, January 31st 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM 

Davis Livestock Sales, 952 US Highway 11, Gouverneur, NY 

Cost: FREE 

RSVP/MORE INFORMATION- Betsy Hodge, 315-379-9192, bmf9@cornell.edu

Saturday, February 29th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

New York State Farm Show, Dairy Barn, 581 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse, NY 

Cost: FREE

RSVP/MORE INFORMATION- by February 20th to Barbara Jones, CCE/Event Coordinator, bjj6@cornell.edu, 607-255-7712.

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.