Beef Quality Assurance Workshop

  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

To register for the BQA Workshop online: http://bit.ly/2f7xFGi.

For questions, contact: Hank Bignell at hdb48@cornell.edu or 518-649-0267.

BQA recertification is required every three years. Attendance at this workshop will recertify you for another three years.

Beef Quality Assurance is a nationwide certification program to help ensure a safe, wholesome and quality beef product for consumers. Topics covered include cattle nutrition, handling, and vaccine protocols.

The workshop will cover requirements 1-3 below. To be certified, producers must:

  1. Attend a BQA classroom training or complete a self-study and satisfactorily pass a written test.
  2. Attend a chute-side training.
  3. Sign a BQA Contract.

There is no charge for the training but there is a $10.00 fee for the BQA manual (one per farm or family). Registration is required for a head count for dinner and the number of manuals that will be required.


Hank Bignell
Senior Livestock Resource Educator
518-272-4210 ext 108


Empire Livestock Chatham Market
2249 Route 203
Chatham, NY 12037