In-Person Beef Quality Assurance Training Scheduled for October 15th in Perrysburg, NY

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Join experts in beef cattle production to learn more about beef cattle management to improve animal health, welfare, production, and quality. The event will be held at Town Line Livestock in Perrysburg, NY on Saturday, October 15th from 9am – 2pm.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Offers a Free In-Person, Hands-On Training in Beef Cattle Management to Improve Animal Health, Welfare, Production, and Quality

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Cornell Cooperative Extension

New and seasoned cattle producers are welcomed to join Cornell Cooperative Extension’s SWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Team (SWNYDLFC) and CCE Chautauqua for an in-person BQA training at Town Line Livestock in Perrysburg, NY on Saturday, October 15th from 9am – 2pm. The in-classroom and on-farm training program covers best management practice guidelines for beef cattle health, welfare, and production, ultimately leading to high quality beef both on the hoof and in the retail case.

This training will cover the following topics:

  • History and benefits of BQA training
  • Stress reduction and management through low impact handling
  • Herd health management and biosecurity
  • Identification and recordkeeping
  • Transportation considerations
  • Introduction to VCPRs, veterinary drugs, and veterinary equipment
  • Chute-side manner and how to properly give injections

While farmers can take this training to learn more about managing their herds, those who successfully complete it will attain their BQA certification. Training for both level I and level II BQA certification will be offered. If you are taking the training to recertify, you will only need to take the classroom training. If you want to become level II certified, you’ll need to be present for both the classroom and chute-side training.

This training is offered free of charge. Lunch and refreshments are either “pack your own” or provided by the program for $15/person. Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 12th at noon to Amy Barkley ([email protected], (716) 640-0844). You can also RSVP online at https://tinyurl.com/SWNYBQA2022

SWNYDLFC is a partnership between Cornell University and the CCE Associations of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Steuben counties. Their team includes Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management (716-640-0522); Camila Lage, Dairy Management (607-422-6788); and Amy Barkley, Livestock Management (716-640-0844). CCE is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.