If you would like to submit an event for the Community Calendar
please email the information to [email protected], fax it to (660) 542-0420,
or mail it to: 102 N. Mason • Carrollton, MO 64633
Please send submissions two weeks before event to ensure they are included on the calendar.
Many beef producers are aware that as of January 1, 2019 most of the major beef packers began requiring their live cattle suppliers to be Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certified. BQA has been around for many years, and is focused on improving beef safety which increases consumer confidence. It is designed to enhance beef quality by preventing drug residues and reducing injection-site blemishes and bruises.
BQA certification is offered at no cost and can be obtained through online training or in-person meetings. The BQA coordinator for Missouri is Dr. Craig Payne, MU Extension Veterinarian, and he will be providing this training.
The BQA training program will be held on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Centennial Hall on the Moniteau County fairgrounds beginning at 7 p.m. Producers needing new or renewed certification as well as other interested individuals are invited to attend. There is no charge for the program.