BQA Training – August 15, 2017 – Oakstone Farm, Fly Creek, NY

Beef producers are invited to attend a classroom session and chute-side workshop at 6 p.m.  Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at 108 Bed Bug Hill Rd., Fly Creek, NY. Cornell University Beef Specialist Dr. Mike Baker and Dr. Bill Johnson, owner and lead veterinarian at Leatherstocking Veterinarian Services, will discuss vaccinations and health management in beef cattle. The chute-side workshop will offer demonstration and practice of proper sub-cutaneous injections. Participants will become eligible for “BQA” certification.  Oakstone Farm is hosting the event.

The cost is $15 per person which includes BQA materials. Pre-registration is required by calling Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) at 607-547-2536 (x0), or by e-mailing  Pizza, cold drinks, and dessert will be served at 6 p.m. when the classroom session begins.

The national Beef Quality Assurance Program plays an important role in educating producers on best management practices and assuring consumer trust in high quality and safe beef that is produced in the United States. This BQA meeting is sponsored by the Central New York Beef Producers in conjunction with New York Beef Producers Association.

An additional goal is bringing its members into compliance to build confidence in buyers looking for high quality and well-managed calves at the fall and Calf Pool Sales. As beef production continues to evolve in Central NY, CCE Schoharie and Otsego Counties is working to assist regional beef producers to improve profitability and optimize cattle growth. The next tele-auction will be conducted on Friday, October 13, 2017. Additional calves that meet quality, weaning, management, and health protocols are still being sought.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.  Accommodations for persons with special needs may be requested by contacting Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego Counties prior to the program.