Free BQA Training Sessions Scheduled At Four Kansas Locations

January 15, 2020

Four advanced beef cattle care and health training sessions will be hosted by the Kansas Beef Council (KBC) during February, March and April. These checkoff-funded sessions will provide beef producers with up-to-date standards and technologies to improve animal welfare and food safety. The trainings will be led by 

Kansas State University veterinarians Dan Thomson and A.J. Tarpoff. 

Dates and locations are February 6 - Holton Livestock Exchange; March 19 - Central Livestock of South Hutchinson; March 24 - Fort Scott Livestock Market; and April 9 - Mankato Livestock. All the meetings will take place at 6:00 p.m.

Producers and veterinarians will receive Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) training and information relevant to the cow-calf, stocker and feedlot segments. The information will include animal husbandry best management practices, downed animal care and humane euthanasia training. In addition, low-stress cattle-handling techniques will be reviewed. All producers and veterinarians who attend will earn BQA certification valid for three years.

Each workshop is free of charge and includes a complimentary meal. Pre-registration one week or more prior to the event is requested by contacting KBC at (785) 273-5225 or kbc@kansasbeef.org. Walk-in attendees are welcome, but are not guaranteed a meal.