MOOREFIELD — A Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) level 1 (textbook) and level 2 (chuteside) training opportunity has been planned for Saturday, March 28, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Moorefield Middle School LGI room in Moorefield. These instructional sessions will provide those interested with the training necessary to become BQA certified producers. Individuals must attend both the level 1 and level 2 trainings and sign a BQA contract in order to become certified. This program will also provide credit for recertification of BQA status.

“BQA is just a part of good business,” according to WVU Extension veterinarian and West Virginia BQA coordinator Dr. Darin Matlick. He points out that the key word is “quality” and knowing what that means benefits beef producers and consumers alike. BQA training focuses on the following management areas that are important to all: Care and husbandry; feedstuffs; feed additives and medications; processing, treatment and recordkeeping; and how to use animal health products.

Please RSVP before March 23 by calling 304-530-0273 so that we can acquire adequate training materials. If you are a person with a disability and require any auxiliary aids, service or other accommodations to participate, please discuss your needs with David Workman, extension agent with the WVU Extension Service, Hardy County.

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