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 

March 15th- 6:00PM-9:00PM, Finger lakes Livestock Exchange,  3865 Rts 5 & 20 Geneva Turnpike Canandaigua N.Y 14424,
Pre-registration is required by March 11th. contact Allison, Finger Lakes Livestock at 585-394-1515 or email flle83@yahoo.com.    

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

We do not currently have any in-person BQAT trainings scheduled in New York. If you would be interested in hosting a training at your farm or auction market please contact Katherine Brosnan. 

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

Re-Certification Form is available for download here

Upcoming BQA Continued Education and Re-Certification Sessions 

NYBPA Region 3 Meeting- Wednesday, February 27, 2019,  registration from 6-6:30 p.m. Dinner will start at 6:45 p.m. with meeting and presentation to follow at King's Party House, 4031 Routes 5&20 Canandaigua NY. RSVP Susan Olson, sue@hiddencanyonfarmlyons.com.

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

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