Nebraska BQA and the Veterinary Feed Directive

Nebraska Extension and Beef Quality Assurance will be offering BQA Certification and Animal Handling Informational Meetings for beef producers.

Rob Eirich, Nebraska Director of BQA and local Nebraska Extension Beef Educators will be presenting BQA Best Management Practices, Animal Health Stewardship and Animal Handling. Beef Cattle Producers are committed to producing a quality, wholesome and safe beef product for consumers. These meetings will update producers on implementing BQA practices and answer continuing question on packer requirements and FDA regulations.

These meetings will be Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Certifications for those producers needing certification or recertification. There is a $20 fee for those wanting to become BQA certified/recertified, which is good for a three year time period. There are operation discounts for those certifying more than three individuals.

Session locations:

Monday, September 24: 5:00-7:00 p.m. Jefferson County 4-H Building; Located at 56885 PWF Road, Fairbury, NE

Tuesday, September 25: 2:00-4:00 p.m. Tecumseh Community Building; Located at 355 Clay Street, Tecumseh, NE

Tuesday, September 25: 7:00-9:00 p.m. Nebraska Extension in Saunders County Office; Located at Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Building (Formerly ARDC), 1071 County Road G, Ithaca, NE

**Refreshments will be provided at Fairbury and Tecumseh. A meal will be provided at ENREC. Pre-registration is REQUIRED by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 21.

Call Saunders County Extension at 402-624-8030 to indicate which session you plan to attend, or email Kristen Ulmer at kristen.ulmer@unl.edu

For more information, contact your local Nebraska Extension Beef Educator or Rob Eirich, Nebraska Director of Beef Quality Assurance at 308.632.1230 or reirich2@unl.edu.