Beef Quality Training Sept.19 at Canadaigua store

A Beef Quality Assurance training will be held Saturday, September 19 at Runnings, a Home, Farm and Outdoor Store, located 3191 County Rd 10, Canandaigua. The event runs from 10 am to 2 pm with registration beginning at 9:30.Dr. Michael Baker, Cornell University Beef Cattle Extension Specialist, will be leading the classroom portion, covering care and husbandry, feedstuffs, feed additives and medications, processing and treatment records, and injectable health products. Dave Wilson, DVM will be leading the afternoon training, which will include proper animal handling and vaccine use. BQA is a national program for beef producers that provides science based management practices that enhance carcass quality and safety and improve animal care. BQA works to return more profits to producers and to protect consumer confidence in our beef supply. The BQA program is producer based, voluntary and locally led. In NYS it is coordinated through a combined effort of the New York Beef Council, Cornell University and the New York Beef Producers’ Association. Participation allows beef producers to complete most of the requirements for certification and qualifies for recertification. Being held at Runnings trainers and sponsors will be available to speak with the public regarding the proper care and management of beef cattle. This special event is sponsored by Runnings, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Merck, Merial, and Zoetis.The event is free but registration is required. Only those registered will be guaranteed lunch. Contact Nancy Anderson at 585.394.3977 x427 or [email protected]. BQA manuals will be available to purchase for $10.October is BQA month in New York. Many trainings are planned. For details or more information contact the NY Beef Council at 315.339.6922 or email [email protected]. Details for trainings can also be found on the New York Beef Council website www.nybeef.org in the Cattlemen’s Corner.

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