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2012-04-05 / General Stories

Beef Quality Assurance Training in Cameron

There will be a Texas Beef Quality Assurance Program Training held at The 44 Farms in Cameron on Tuesday, April 10. Registration will begin at 8:30 am and the program will begin at 9 am. Training will last until approximately 2 pm and will include lunch. This program was developed to assist cattle producers in producing a safer, more wholesome food product. Following the session, there will be an optional tour of the 44 Farms operation. The training session is built upon proven Best Management Practices.

The half-day program allows producers to become BQA trained, and participants will hear from Beef Cattle Specialists from across the state. Topics such as industry updates, record keeping, environmental stewardship, proper management practices regarding genetic selection, cattle handling, culling, vaccination, drug use, and more will be discussed and will provide those present with a strong understanding of how these factors function together to ensure that we are producing a wholesome product.

For registration or more information, please call the Milam County Extension office at 254- 697-7045. You can also preregister online by emailing Stacy Fox with TSCRA at sfox@tscra.org<mailto:sfox@tscra.org>. For more information on the Texas Beef Quality Assurance Program, please visit www.texasbeefquality.com<http:// www.texasbeefquality.com>. The Texas BQA Program is a collaborative effort of Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, and the Texas Beef Council. The program is also sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health. Special thanks to 44 Farms for generously providing meeting facilities.

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