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Beef Quality Assurance

What Is BQA?

The Beef Quality Assurance Program provides systematic information to U.S. beef producers of how good husbandry techniques can be coupled with accepted scientific knowledge to raise cattle under optimum management conditions. 

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'BQA Effect' Study 

A 2019 study conducted by Colorado State University (CSU) on the Beef Checkoff-funded BQA program showed a significant premium for calves and feeder cattle sold through video auction markets. Results of the study revealed a premium of $16.80/head for cattle that had BQA listed in the lot description.

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Additional Resources

Did you know BQA offers a wide range of additional resources ranging from Health Logs to Mud Score Sheets?

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