beef quality

Program Increases Beef Quality and Consumer Confidence

Dan Beef

As the Beef Checkoff celebrates its 35th anniversary, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) highlights the successful promotion and research programs that drive the demand for beef. The Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program has improved beef quality and increased consumer confidence for more than 30 years. Managed by NCBA, the Checkoff-funded voluntary BQA program ensures U.S. beef is produced under stringent animal …

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Recertify for BQA Online

Dan Beef, Cattle

We told you a couple of weeks ago that the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) had announced new updates and initiatives to their Beef Checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program for 2021. This also includes updates to their educational training modules. Over the past few years, many cattle producers have taken advantage of BQA training sessions, some on-line, some through in-person training. …


New Tool Helps Farmers and Ranchers Develop Custom Biosecurity Plan for Disease Prevention

Dan Cattle

NCBA’s Beef Quality Assurance program releases a new Beef Checkoff-funded tool to help cattle farmers and ranchers ensure they are prepared with a custom biosecurity plan. (NCBA) — In support of cattle producers across the country dedicated to preventing disease, improving animal welfare and reducing production losses, the Beef Checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program developed a Daily Biosecurity Plan for …


Beef Quality Assurance Program Continues Impressive Growth

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release

More than 100,000 Now Certified Online in Beef Checkoff-funded Program (NCBA) – The Beef Quality Assurance program continues to grow significantly, with more than 100,000 cattle producers now certified through its online learning system. The online option was introduced by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, in early 2017. Since the BQA program was initiated …


Beef, It’s What’s For Dinner Wraps Up 2019

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release

The iconic brand continues to celebrate beef as Americans’ favorite protein by highlighting its great taste, nutritional benefits, and stories about the people who raise it (NCBA) — Two years after it was relaunched, the Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. brand has had a reach of more than 1 billion consumers with drool worthy and informative digital marketing and social media content. …


BQA Online Certifications Reach Major Milestone

Dan Beef, Cattle

We told you a few weeks ago that more than 50,000 cattle producers had been certified through the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program’s online learning system. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Executive Director of Producer Education, Josh White, said all of that has happened since this was first offered back in February 2017.


National Beef Quality Audit Shows Continued Progress

Dan Cattle, Dairy, Industry News Release

The U.S. beef industry, of which dairy cows comprise a significant portion, continues to improve the quality of its management practices, according to the 2016 National Beef Quality Audit (NBQA) commissioned by the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program. BQA and the National Dairy FARM Program shared the results at a news conference at the 51st World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisc. …