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August 13, 2013

BQA certification workshops

Parsons, Kansas — The Beef Cattle Institute (BCI) at Kansas State University and the Kansas Beef Council are partnering to host seven advanced beef cattle care and health training workshops during August and September. These checkoff-funded sessions will provide beef producers and veterinarians up-to-date standards and technologies to improve animal welfare and food safety. The training sessions will be led by K-State veterinarians Dan Thomson and Dave Rethorst and K-State Feedlot Extension Specialist Chris Reinhardt, all with BCI.

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

The workshops are scheduled for August 20 at Oakley Livestock Commission Company; August 22 at Holton Livestock Exchange; September 4 at Paola Livestock Auction; September 9 at Coffeyville Livestock Market; September 12 at Central Livestock of South Hutch; and September 16 at Marysville Livestock. All workshops begin at 6 p.m., with the exception of Holton, which starts at 6:30 p.m. The Holton event is co-hosted by the Jackson County Livestock Association and Jackson Heights FFA Alumni.

Each workshop is free of charge and includes a complimentary meal. Pre-registration one week or more prior to the event is requested by calling the Beef Cattle Institute at 785-532-4844 or emailing kjoliver @vet.ksu.edu. Walk-in attendees are welcome, but are not guaranteed a meal. £

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