Upcoming BQA Certification Meetings:


April 28, 2015 – 6:00 pm. Madison County Auction, 1204 W Summit St, Winterset, IA 50273

June 11, 2015 - 6:30 pm. Buzzy's, 414 Main St, Welton, IA 52774

Cattle Handling Seminars
June 16 - 9:00 am, Clough Farms, 1868 - 115th St, Clare, IA 50524

June 17 - 9:00 am, Karl Fox, 3239 - 350th St, Elma, IA 50628-7507

June 18 - 5:00 pm, Delaware County Fairgrounds, 200 E Acers St, Manchester, IA 52057


For more information please contact doug@iabeef.org or call the office 515-296-2305.

Iowa Beef Quality Assurance Program


2015 BQA Awards Applications TBD

2015 Iowa BQA Award Application

2015 Iowa BQA Marketer Application

2015 Iowa BQA Dairy Application


Resources for Producers 

BQA Feedyard Assessment

Tyson FarmCheckTM Program Requirements

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs):

Daily Observation Log

Additional BQA Resources



BQA Recertification Quiz - Contact us for more details 

Guidelines for the Care & Handling of Cattle (PDF)

Biosecurity Basics for Cattle Producers brochure (PDF)

Past Iowa BQA Award winners:

  • 2014 Awards - News Release
    • Iowa BQA Award is awarded to Nodaway Valley Feeders - Nodaway, IA
    • Iowa Marketer Award is awarded to Tama Livestock Auction - Tama, IA 
  • 2013 n/a
  • 2012 Awards - 
    • Iowa BQA Award is awarded to Gregory Feedlots - Tabor, IA
    • Iowa Marketer Award is awarded to Knoxville Regional Livestock Market - Knoxville, IA
  • 2011 Iowa BQA Award is awarded to Couser Cattle Company, Nevada, IA - News Release
  • 2010 Iowa BQA Award is awarded to Morris Larson, Spencer Livestock Sales, Spencer, IA - News Release
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