Iowa Beef Quality Assurance Program


BQA Online Certification

Are you looking to get BQA Certified, but want to do it from home? Do chores have you too busy to come to town for a BQA training event? Online training options are now available from anywhere, and Iowa qualifies! Click get started today.


Resources for Producers 

BQA Feedyard Assessment

BQA Pneumatic Dart Advisory

Tyson FarmCheckTM Program Requirements

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs):

Daily Observation Log

Additional BQA Resources 

Guidelines for the Care & Handling of Cattle (PDF)

Biosecurity Basics for Cattle Producers brochure (PDF)


Market Cow Poster.pdf


2016 BQA Awards Applications 

2016 News Release

2016 Iowa BQA Award Application

2016 Iowa BQA Marketer Application


Past Iowa BQA Award winners:

  • 2015 Awards - 
    • Iowa Feedyard Award is a awarded to Justin & Amber Reiter, R Land and Cattle LLC - Bernard, IA
    • Iowa BQA Award is awarded to Scott Birker, Birker Family Farmes - Vinton, IA
    • Iowa Educator Award is awarded to Dr. Jason Hall and Dr. Skylar Speer, Summit Veterinary Service - Winterset, IA
  • 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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