Kansas Beef Council offers BQA training at upcoming training sessions

The Kansas Beef Council is hosting advanced beef cattle care and health training sessions across the state during January and February. These checkoff-funded workshops will provide beef producers up-to-date standards and technologies to improve animal welfare and food safety. Kansas State University veterinarian Dan Thomson and K-State Extension Beef Veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff will lead the training.

Dates and locations for the sessions include: Feb. 17—Kansas Cattle Drive, Buhler; Feb. 19—LaCrosse Livestock Market; and Feb. 26—Plainville Livestock Commission.

Producers and veterinarians will receive Beef Quality Assurance training relevant to the cow-calf, stocker and feedlot segments. The curriculum will include animal husbandry best management practices, downed animal care and humane euthanasia training. In addition, stockmanship principles and low-stress cattle-handling techniques will be presented. All producers and veterinarians who attend will earn BQA certification valid for three years.

Each workshop is free of charge and includes a complimentary meal. Pre-registration one week or more prior to the event is requested by contacting KBC at 785-273-5225 or by emailing [email protected]. Walk-in attendees are welcome, but are not guaranteed a meal.