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.

Upcoming BQA Events

Earn your BQA Certification at one of our upcoming BQA trainings

November 21 (10:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
Sac County Extension Office
620 Park Ave. Sac City, IA 50583 
Register: Lora Wright (ISUEO - Sac Co.) at 712-662-7131

November 30 (1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
Western Research and Demonstration Farm 
36515 Hwy E34 Castana, IA 51010 
Register: Keith Baker (ISUEO - Monona Co.) at 712-432-2175

National Beef Quality Audit

The National Beef Quality Audit (NBQA) is a beef checkoff-funded evaluation that documents the progress the industry has made over the last five years. Additional NBQA information can be found here.

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs):

Additional Resources

Past Iowa BQA Award winners:

  • 2016 Awards - News Release
    • Iowa BQA Feedyard Award is awarded to Kent & Sylvia Pruismann, Rock River Feeders - Rock Valley, IA
    • Iowa BQA Cow-Calf Award is awarded to Norval and Esther Mosher, Mosher Angus Farms - Liscomb, IA
    • Iowa Educator Award is awarded to Dr. Beth Doran, ISU Extension and Outreach - Northwest IA
  • 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