Florida Beef Council

BQA Training Event at Angus Convention in Orlando

Dan Beef, Cattle, Florida, Florida Beef Council (FBC), Marketing

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Florida ranchers attending the Angus Convention in Orlando this Saturday, November 4th can become Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certified, or renew an expired certification. BQA, a nationally coordinated state-implemented program, offers education for cattle producers on up-to-date best management strategies with a commitment to quality through every segment of the beef industry.

This BQA training event will be offered by Certified Angus Beef (CAB) and Sysco, in conjunction with the American Angus Association and the Florida Beef Council.

Todd Thrift, associate professor of cow-calf management, beef cattle nutrition and stocker-feedlot management at University of Florida, and Michaela Clowser, director of producer education at National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, will walk through BQA best practices. Topics will include cattle care, extreme weather planning, stockmanship, and other critical areas of cattle production.


This BQA training is the first of nine training and certification opportunities that CAB and Sysco, in conjunction with state BQA affiliates, will offer through June 2024. Earlier this year, CAB and Sysco launched a cattle care partnership and a new campaign called “Raised with Respect.” This campaign leans into the decades old practices of cattle care to tell a stronger ranch story to Sysco’s customers in a way that builds confidence and trust in high-quality beef.

More details about the Angus Convention can be found at www.angusconvention.com.