The deadline for nominations in the 14th annual National Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Awards is June 5, 2020. The 2020 National BQA Awards recognize five winners in the areas of beef producer, dairy, marketing and education:
- The beef producer honors include BQA Cow Calf and BQA Feedyard awards, which recognize producers who best demonstrate the implementation of BQA principles as part of the day-to-day activities on their respective operations;
- The BQA / FARM (Dairy Farmers Assuring Responsible Management) award honors those dairy operations that demonstrate the best in animal care and handling while implementing the BQA and FARM programs at the highest levels;
- The BQA Marketer Award acknowledges livestock markets, cattle buyers and supply-chain programs that promote BQA to their customers and offer them opportunities to get certified; and
- The BQA Educator Award celebrates individuals or companies that provide high quality and innovative training to individuals that care and handle cattle throughout the industry chain.
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) manages the BQA program as a contractor to the Beef Checkoff Program. Applications and nomination requirements can be found on the BQA website.