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

BQA Certification
(State IDALS representative will also be talking about VFD compliance)
March 19 | 6:00-7:30 pm
Jefferson County Extension Office
Fairfield, Iowa

BQA Transportation Program 

BQA Transportation Program Shows Industry Commitment to Responsible Cattle Production
by Chase DeCoite, Director of Beef Quality Assurance, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the beef checkoff

The checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program recently launched a training and certification program for cattle transportation. The program, known as Beef Quality Assurance Transportation (BQAT), provides cattle producers and haulers with comprehensive training based on their roles in the cattle industry. Online training launched in November 2017 and has quickly amassed over 700 enrollments by producers and cattle haulers from across the country.  Additionally, Cargill is supporting in-person training programs through the network of BQA state coordinators.

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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