Beef Quality Assurance Training Session Scheduled For Leavenworth County

June 11, 2019

The Kansas Beef Council (KBC), Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine and the Leavenworth County Beef Improvement Association will host a special advanced beef cattle care and health training session featuring a calf necropsy. Rocky Top Limousin of Tonganoxie will host the training June 17 at 6:00 p.m.

This workshop is free of charge and includes a complimentary meal. Pre-registration is requested by contacting KBC at (785) 273-5225 or emailing John Sachse at Walk-in attendance is welcome, but no meal will be guaranteed. Rocky Top Limousin is located at 18126 Fairmount Road, Tonganoxie, KS 66086.

Beef producers can become Beef Quality Assurance-certified through the checkoff-funded session by learning more about up-to-date standards and technologies that improve animal welfare and food safety. K-State Extension Beef Veterinarian A. J. Tarpoff will lead the training. Beyond reinforcing best practices for cattle production, obtaining certification is useful in reassuring consumers they are receiving a safe, wholesome product.

KBC administers the $1.00-per-head checkoff in Kansas. Funds are used for research, educational activities and promotion of beef and beef products. Twenty-nine cattle producer volunteers from Kansas serve on the executive committee and direct how checkoff funds are utilized.