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 

BQA Lecture and Chute-side Training

October 6th- 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Training Location- Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County, 3542 Turner Road, Jamestown, NY

Chute-side Location- Moon Meadow Farm, Ted Card Family, 3195 North Main Street, Jamestown, NY

Cost- $15.00 per person/ $25.00 per farm 

For more information/register- call Lisa Kempisty, 716-664-9502 Ext. 203, ljk4@cornell.edu

October 9th- 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

Training Location- Rockspring Farm, 490 Mill Rd., Cooperstown, NY 13326 

Cost- $15.00 per person/ $25.00 per farm 

For more information/register- call Bill Gibson, 518-588-6032,  wrg56@cornell.edu

October 12th- 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

Training Location- Empire Livestock, 7418 NY-415, Bath, NY 

Cost- $15.00 per person/ $25.00 per farm 

For more information/register (RSVP due October 5th)- call Lynn Bliven 716-244-0290, lao3@cornell.edu

October 17th- 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Training Location- CN Tommell Cattle Company, 142 Rock Road  Berne, NY 12023

Cost- $15.00 per person/ $25.00 per farm 

For more information/register (RSVP due October 15th)- call Tom Gallagher 518-577-0958, tjg3@cornell.edu

October 18th- 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Training Location-  Short Tract Fire Hall, 10355 Co Rd 15 Fillmore, NY 

Cost- $15.00 per person/ $25.00 per farm

For more information/register (RSVP due October 12th)- call Lynn Bliven 716-244-0290, lao3@cornell.edu

October 26th- 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. & October 27th 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Lecture- (October 26th), Extension Learning Farm 2043B St Hwy 68 Canton, NY 

Chuteside- (October 27th), Stonyhill Angus 1903 St Hwy 310 Madrid, NY 

Cost- Free

For more information/register- call Betsy Hodge 315-379-9192, bmf9@cornell.edu 

In-Person BQA TRANSPORTATION Trainings 

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

November 1st- 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Training Location- Empire Livestock Dryden Market, 49 E Main St, Dryden, NY 13053

Cost- Free

For more information/RSVP (RSVP due October 29): call Katherine Brosnan, 315-339-6922, kbrosnan@nybeef.org  

If you do not see a training in your area contact Mike Baker, mjb28@cornell.edu, 607-255-5923

Re-Certification Form is available for download here

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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

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