Beef Quality Assurance Workshop, October 24, 2019

Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County and the Capital Area Ag & Hort Program (CAAHP) is pleased to present a Beef Quality Assurance workshop to be held on October 24 from 5-8 PM at Cambridge Valley Livestock Market, 2147 NY-22, Cambridge, NY 12816. Beef Quality Assurance is a nationwide certification program that helps ensure a safe, wholesome and quality beef product for consumers. Topics covered include cattle nutrition, handling, and vaccine protocols.

$15.00/person or $25.00/farm (unlimited people) – pay online or send a check made out to CCE Albany County to:

CCE Albany County, Beef Quality Assurance, ATTN: Tove Ford/ 24 Martin Road/ Voorheesville, NY 12186

To register online: or call (518)765-3518.

For Questions, contact: Ashley Pierce at 518-649-0267/ or Tom Gallagher at 518-577-0958/

The workshop will cover requirements 1-3 below. To be certified, producers must:

  1. Attend a BQA classroom training or complete a self-study and satisfactorily pass a written test.
  2. Attend a chute-side training.
  3. Sign a BQA Contract.

New Change: Level I Certification requires no Veterinary Client Patient Relationship; it is a requirement for Level II Certification. A VCPR validation form requires the signature of operation’s veterinarian.


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