Texas beef producers are invited to attend a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) training offered by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association and the Texas Beef Council from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 15 at the Heart of Texas Event Center, 804 San Angelo Highway in Brady.
“Producers are finding themselves in uncharted territory as they are faced with management and restocking decisions following the record drought of 2011,” said Vance Christie, Texas AgriLife Extension agent in McCulloch County. “Utilizing the principals taught in the BQA trainings allow producers to incorporate best management practices that will produce an animal that is more consistent and of higher quality and so is better accepted by the general public as the beef industry moves forward.”
Following the half-day training, Texas beef producers may become BQA certified. Presentation topics include best practices in management, cattle handling, selection, culling, vaccination and more.
The BQA training is free, but registration is requested by May 14. To register, contact the McCulloch County office of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service at (325) 597-1295 or toll-free (800) 242-7820.