Iowa Beef Center and Iowa Beef Industry Council to Host Beef Quality Assurance Sessions Around Iowa

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Beef Quality Assurance certification sessions set.

11/7/18

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa Beef Center is cooperating with the Iowa Beef Industry Council to host a series of Beef Quality Assurance training and certification sessions across Iowa before the end of 2018. BQA is a nationally coordinated, state implemented program that raises consumer confidence through offering proper management techniques and a commitment to quality within every segment of the beef industry.

BQA certification is increasingly being encouraged, and in some cases required, by market outlets for finishing cattle and this trend is expected to increase. BQA is a voluntary program and the Iowa BQA Program is funded by the IBIC and the Beef Checkoff.  The education component is delivered as a joint effort by IBC at Iowa State University and IBIC.

More sessions will be added so check the IBIC website for Iowa BQA Program and other upcoming certification trainings in your area. BQA certification also is offered online at the national level. Learn more about the BQA program and its online certification option.

Chronological schedule of BQA sessions, including time, location, preregistration requirements and specific contact information, follows.

November
Nov. 6, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Knoxville Regional Livestock Market, 1583 IA Hwy 5, Knoxville
Contact: Patrick Wall, Region 6 ISU Beef Specialist

Nov. 13, 1-3 p.m.
Oakland Community, Oakland
Meal to begin at noon
Preregister by calling the Pottawattamie County Extension Office 712-482-6449
Contact: Erika Lundy, Region 4 ISU Beef Specialist

Nov. 13, 7 p.m.
Mediapolis City Hall, 510 Main Street, Mediapolis
RSVP: desmoines.county@ifbf.org or 319-752-2729
Contact: Patrick Wall, Region 6 ISU Beef Specialist

Nov. 14, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Country Junction Restaurant, 913 15th Ave., SE, Dyersville
Speakers at 11 a.m., lunch at 12:30 p.m., BQA training at 1:15 p.m.
RSVP by Nov. 12 to Dave Rueber at 563-590-4775 or Patrick Bries at 319-480-9903
Contact: Denise Schwab, Region 3 ISU Beef Specialist

Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Waukon Sales Barn, 1645 Hwy 76, Waukon
Contact: Denise Schwab, Region 3 ISU Beef Specialist

Nov. 19, 10 a.m.-noon
New Dordt Ag Stewardship Center, Sioux Center
Please preregister by Nov. 14 by calling 712-737-4230
Contact: Beth Doran, Region 1 ISU Beef Specialist

Nov. 19, 5 p.m.
Creston Livestock Market Auction, 201 N Cherry St, Creston
Preregister by calling the Union County Extension Office at 641-782-8426
Contact: Chris Clark, Region 5 ISU Beef Specialist

Nov. 20, 4-6 p.m.
Ridge Event Hall, Sioux Center.
RSVP by Nov. 15 to 207-281-3064
Contact: Beth Doran, Region 1 ISU Beef Specialist

Nov. 20, 5:30-9 p.m.
American Legion, 121 Bryant St. Walcott
Contact: Denise Schwab, Region 3 ISU Beef Specialist

Nov. 28, 10 a.m.-noon
Northwest Iowa Community College, Sheldon
Please preregister by Nov. 14 by calling 712-957-5045
Contact: Beth Doran, Region 1 ISU Beef Specialist

Nov. 28, 6-8 p.m.
Hansen Ag Student Learning Center, Ames
Please preregister by Nov. 14 by calling the BEEF line at 515-294-2333.
Contact: Chris Clark, Region 5 ISU Beef Specialist, or Katy Lippolis, ISU Beef Specialist

Nov. 29, 5:30-9 p.m.
Timber Center, 1005 E. Platt St., Maquoketa
Contact: Denise Schwab, Region 3 ISU Beef Specialist

Nov. 29, 6-8 p.m.
Dunlap Livestock Auction, 701 US-30, Dunlap
Meal to begin at 5 P.M.
Please preregister by Nov. 27 by calling Harrison County Extension Office at 712-644-2105
Contact: Chris Clark, Region 5 ISU Beef Specialist, or Erika Lundy, Region 4 ISU Beef Specialist


December

Dec. 3, 5:30-9 p.m.
Durant Community Center, 606 5th Ave., Durant
Contact: Denise Schwab, Region 3 ISU Beef Specialist

Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m.
Linn Grove Country Club, Rockwell
Please preregister by Dec. 2 by calling or texting Mark DeVries at 641-425-2150
Contact: Russ Euken, Region 2 ISU Beef Specialist

Dec. 4, 10 a.m.-noon
Sac County Extension Office, Sac City
Please preregister by Dec. 2 by calling 712-662-7131
Contact: Beth Doran, Region 1 ISU Beef Specialist

Dec. 4, 7-9 p.m.
Kalona Sale Barn
Meal to begin at 6 pm
Contact: Patrick Wall, Region 6 ISU Beef Specialist

Dec. 5, 10 a.m.-noon
Grace United Methodist Church, Spencer
Please preregister by Dec. 3 by calling 712-262-2264
Contact: Beth Doran, Region 1 ISU Beef Specialist

Dec. 5, 5:30-9 p.m.
Wolfeys Wapsi Outback, 101 Water St. S, Quasqueton
Meal is at 5:30 p.m.
Please preregister by calling Winthrop Vet Clinic, 319-935-3393
Contact: Denise Schwab, Region 3 ISU Beef Specialist

Dec. 11, 10 a.m.-noon
Plymouth County Extension, Le Mars
Please preregister by Dec. 9 by calling 712-546-7835
Contact: Beth Doran, Region 1 ISU Beef Specialist

Dec. 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Mahaska County Extension Office, 212 N. I St., Oskaloosa
Contact: Patrick Wall, Region 6 ISU Beef Specialist

Dec. 13, 6-8 p.m.
Red Oak Livestock Market
Meal to begin at 5 p.m.
Preregister by calling the Montgomery County Extension Office: 712-623-2592
Contact: Erika Lundy, Region 4 ISU Beef Specialist

Dec. 18, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Archer Coop Grain Company, 5268 370th St. Archer
Morning program: Grain and Livestock Market Outlook, Matt Campbell, INTL FCStone;
Cash Grain Marketing Tools, Mike Schon, Archer Coop
BQA training from 1-2:30 p.m.
No cost to attend and meal provided by Archer Coop Grain Company.
Please RSVP by Dec. 14 to Archer Coop Grain Company 712-723-5233
Contact: Beth Doran, Region 1 ISU Beef Specialist

 

 

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The Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University was established in 1996 with the goal of supporting the growth and vitality of the state’s beef cattle industry. It comprises faculty and staff from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and College of Veterinary Medicine, and works to develop and deliver the latest research-based information regarding the beef cattle industry. For more information about IBC, visit www.iowabeefcenter.org.

Contact:
Dan Loy, IBC director, 515-294-1058, dloy@iastate.edu


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