Upcoming BQA Certification Meetings:

 Eastern Iowa Beef Conference, Faith Bible Church, Cedar Rapids, IA

6/25/14  Stockmanship & Stewardship Tour, 9am-noon Vinton farm (contact us for location & directions) & 6 pm at the Maquoketa Sale Barn

7/7/14  Iowa Lakes Community College, 1-3 pm, Emmetsburg, IA use entrances 1, 2 or 3

7/7/14  Northwest Iowa Community College, 7-9 pm, Sheldon, IA

7/14/14  Community Center, 815 Main St,  1-3 pm, Moville, IA

7/14/14  4H Building, Sac County Fairgrounds, 7-9 pm, Sac City, IA

7/16/14  ISU Hansen Ag Student Learning Center, 1-5:30 pm, $50 Register HERE Ames, IA

7/17-7/18  International Beef Cattle Welfare Symposium, Register HERE Ames, IA

8/11/14  Eastern Iowa BQA Cattle Handling Demo, Monticello, IA

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

Iowa Beef Quality Assurance Program


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:

  • 2013 n/a
  • 2012 Awards - 
    • Iowa BQA Award is awarded to Gregory Feedlots - Tabor, IA
    • 2012 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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