BQA and BQAT sessions set in eastern, northeastern Iowa

 

Semitrailer and chute for transporting cattle.

BQA and BQAT sessions set in east, northeast Iowa.
Photo by Erika LUndy-Woolfolk.

7/13/22

VINTON, Iowa — Producers and haulers who need to renew or obtain their certification in Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) or Beef Quality Assurance Transportation (BQAT) can preregister now for in-person trainings in eastern and northeastern Iowa. Offered by the Iowa Beef Center, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Beef Industry Council, the sessions range in date from August 9 to September 21 and are available at no cost thanks to sponsors.

ISU extension beef specialist Denise Schwab will present at all sessions and said participants are welcome to attend whichever session or sessions fit their needs.

The session list is organized chronologically with type of certification, date, time, location and preregistration information included. Contact info for each session also is provided.

BQAT. August 8, 1 to 3 p.m. Dewitt, Clinton County Extension Office, 400 East 11th St. Advance registration is required and the training will be cancelled if fewer than 10 people preregister. RSVP to Schwab at dschwab@iastate.edu or the Benton County Extension office at 319-472-4739. No cost thanks to sponsor Iowa Premium. See this BQAT session flyer.

BQAT. August 9, 1 to 3 p.m. Fayette, Fayette County Extension Office, 218 S Main St. Advance registration is required and the training will be cancelled if fewer than 10 people preregister. RSVP to Schwab at dschwab@iastate.edu or the Benton County Extension office at 319-472-4739. No cost thanks to sponsor Iowa Premium. See this BQAT session flyer.

BQA. August 9, 6:30 p.m. Cascade, Cascade Livestock Auction, 743 IA-136. Please preregister by Aug. 5 by calling Karen Bergfeld at Cascade Livestock Auction at 563-852-3533. No cost thanks to sponsor Cascade Livestock & Auction LLC. See this BQA session flyer.

BQAT. August 29, 4 to 6 p.m. Tama, Tama Livestock Auction, 1908 E 5th St. Advance registration is required and the training will be cancelled if fewer than 10 people preregister. RSVP to Schwab at dschwab@iastate.edu or the Benton County Extension office at 319-472-4739. No cost thanks to sponsor Iowa Premium. See this BQAT session flyer.

BQA. August 29, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tama, Tama Livestock Auction, 1908 E 5th St. Please preregister by August 22 by calling Tama Livestock Auction at 641-484-3465. No cost thanks to sponsors Tama Livestock Auction and Iowa Premium. See this BQA session flyer.

BQA. September 21, 8:30 to 10 a.m. Decorah, Decorah Sales Commission, 2123 Madison Rd. Please preregister by calling Decorah Sales Commission at 563-382-4203. No cost thanks to sponsor Decorah Sales Commission. See this BQA session flyer.

For those unable to attend a training, BQA and BQAT certifications are available online at www.bqa.org.

For more information about any location, contact Schwab at 319-472-4739 or dschwab@iastate.edu.


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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:
Denise Schwab, Iowa State University Extension beef specialist, 319-472-4739, dschwab@iastate.edu

 

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