NNY BQA correction: Virtual training 7:00 – 8:30 pm not 7:00 – 8:30 am

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County will be working with Lewis, St. Lawrence & Clinton county Extensions to host a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Training. Registration is $15.00 per person or $30.00 per farm. Payment is accepted at the chute-side training.

Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) is a program focused on training cattle producers in management practices. The training is based on national guidelines and scientific research with the purpose of enhancing carcass quality and safety, thereby protecting the consumer confidence in our beef supply. Topics covered during the certification process include safe handling and use of health care products, safe animal handling, animal welfare and record keeping.

The BQA Training is a two-part series. Part 1 is an online classroom training on Thursday, October 15, 2020 from 7:00pm-8:30pm, through ZOOM.

Part 2 will follow as a chute-side training offered in 4 different locations held on October 17th. Lewis: 2081 Thayer Hill Road Boonville, NY 13309 9:00am-11:00am, Jefferson: 24990 County Route 37 Carthage, NY 13619 from 1:00pm-3:00pm, St. Lawrence: 187 Douglas Road Norwood, NY 13668 from 10:00am-12:00pm and Clinton: 154 Angelville Road, Chazy, NY 12921 from 9:00am-11:00am. Pre-registration and masks will be required to attend the in-person, chute-side training.

Registration is required by October 15th. To register, visit https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/BQATraining_222.

If you would like more information or have any questions, please contact Gabrielle Wormuth at 315-788-8450 ext 278 or email grw67@cornell.edu.