Green County to Host BQA Training

Green County UW-Extension in cooperation with the WIsconsin Beef Council and Equity Livestock will be hosting a Wisconsin BQA Certification workshop on Thursday, November 29th, from noon-2pm at the Green County Justice Center, 2841-6th Street, Monroe, WI.

Large packers and processors have announces that effective January 2, 2019, buyers representing them will only purchase from farms that are BQA o FARM Certified. Most dairy farms are certified with their dairy processor, ask your dairy rep for help in providing your FARM Certification number at the point of sale. This will be in effect for all markets and all private treaty transactions. It is also believed that beginning in January 2020, additional processors may begin to require BQA or FARM Certification from their suppliers.

Beef producers created the voluntary Beef Quality Assurance Program in 1987 to assist each other in raising, feeding and harvesting high quality beef. By participating in BQA and adopting BQA production practices, you are helping to answer the call from the packers’ consumers, for sale beef raised in a humane manner.

Cost is $15/Farm; please make check payable to WI BQA Program, collected at the door. RSVP by November 21, 2018. If you have additional questions, please print the Nov 29th Flyer-BQA Training Flyer or contact the Green County UW-Extension office at 608-328-9440.