beef quality assurance


Beef Quality Assurance Program

  • Friday, October 26, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 27, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Lecture Friday evening 7-9 pm October 26th at the Extension Learning Farm, 2043B State Highway 68, Canton, NY

Chute side training with Amy Thompson, DVM, Saturday morning October 27th 10-noon at Brian and Brenda Burke's farm at 1903 State Highway 310 between Canton and Madrid.

Get certified! Attend both classes - Friday and Saturday

Get re-certified! Attend the chute-side training. Saturday Only

What is Beef Quality Assurance? It is the assurance of safe and wholesome beef products. The purpose of BQA is to enhance carcass quality and safety thereby protecting consumer confidence in the beef supply. The BQA program is based on research and national guidelines. BQA certification is required for the New York Grown and Certified Program.

The class and hands-on training include animal care, animal handling, injection sites, treatment record keeping, and food safety.

Class is FREE!

Registration is required so we have enough materials for everyone. Please call or email Betsy Hodge at 315-379-9192 Ext 227 or or on-line at



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Betsy Hodge
Livestock Resource Educator
315-379-9192 x227


Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County
2043B State Highway 68
Canton, NY 13617