Beef Quality Assurance Training


Beef Quality Assurance Training

  • Saturday, October 15, 2022, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

In-Person Beef Quality Assurance Training Scheduled for October 15th in Perrysburg, NY

Cornell Cooperative Extension offers a free in-person, hands-on training in beef cattle management to improve animal health, welfare, production, and quality.

New and seasoned cattle producers are welcomed to join Cornell Cooperative Extension’s SWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Team (SWNYDLFC) and CCE Chautauqua for an in-person BQA training at Town Line Livestock in Perrysburg, NY on Saturday, October 15th from 9am – 2pm. The in-classroom and on-farm training program covers best management practice guidelines for beef cattle health, welfare, and production, ultimately leading to high quality beef both on the hoof and in the retail case.

This training will cover the following topics:

  • -History and benefits of BQA training
  • -Stress reduction and management through low impact handling
  • -Herd health management and biosecurity
  • -Identification and recordkeeping
  • -Transportation considerations
  • -Introduction to VCPRs, veterinary drugs, and veterinary equipment
  • -Chute-side manner and how to properly give injections

While farmers can take this training to learn more about managing their herds, those who successfully complete it will attain their BQA certification. Training for both level I and level II BQA certification will be offered. If you are taking the training to recertify, you will only need to take the classroom training. If you want to become level II certified, you’ll need to be present for both the classroom and chute-side training.

This training is offered free of charge. Lunch and refreshments are either “pack your own” or provided by the program for $15/person. Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 12th at noon to Amy Barkley (, (716) 640-0844). You can also RSVP online at

Last updated September 15, 2022