Iowa BQA Coordinator - Rusty
Gibbs, IBIC Director of Industry Relations | 515-296-2305
Iowa Beef Specialists
Iowa BQA Regional Director - Dan Loy, ISU Beef Specialist
Region 1 Educator - Beth Doran, ISU Beef Specialist
Region 2 Educator - Russ Euken, ISU Beef Specialist
Region 3 Educator - Denise Schwab, ISU Beef Specialist
Region 4 Educator - Erika Lundy, ISU Beef Specialist
Region 5 Educator - Chris Clark, ISU Beef Specialist
Region 6 Educator - Patrick Wall, ISU Beef Specialist
BQA Educator - Katy Lippolis, ISU Beef Specialist
Adair County Extension Office - Green Room
154 Public Square, Suite C
Greenfield, IA 50849
Please RSVP to the Adair Co. Office at 641-743-8412.
Three-State Beef Conference focusing on reducing cow winter feed costs will follow that evening in the same building.
Audubon Rec Center
703 Southside Ave
Please RSVP by January 17th to 712-263-4201 or 712-653-9460
Grand Harbor Resort
350 Bell St
Following the Driftless Region Beef Conference
Lucas County Extension Office
48293 Hy-Vee Rd
Chariton, IA 50049
Please pre-register by January 25th to the Lucas County Extension Office 641-774-2016
Clinton County Fairgrounds
328 E 8th Street
Buena Vista Co Extension
824 Flindt Drive, Ste 101
Storm Lake, IA
Please RSVP by February 3rd to 712-732-5056
Johnson’s Reception Hall
916 N. High St
Please RSVP by January 31st to 563-245-1633
Cascade Livestock Auction
743 IA HWY 136
Pre-register by calling 563-852-3533
Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) works to protect consumer confidence in our beef supply and to return more profits to producers. All individuals who have the opportunity to influence the quality and handling of cattle are encouraged to become certified.
By Chase DeCoite, Director of Beef Quality Assurance, National
Cattlemen's Beef Association, a contractor to the beef checkoff
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.
Jim and Julie
Christensen of Christensen Feedlot and Royal Beef in Royal, IA were the
recipients of the 2017 Iowa BQA Feedyard Award. Pictured (L-R): Doug Bear,
IBIC, Jim and Julie Christensen.
family of Bellevue, IA received the 2017 Iowa BQA Cow-Calf Award. Pictured
(L-R): Doug Bear, IBIC, Charlie, Michael, Miranda, Sam, Jenni and Mathias
Dr. Leo Timms
(left) received the 2017 Iowa BQA Educator Award.
of Rock River Feeders was the recipient of the 2016 Iowa BQA Feedyard Award.
family (L-R: Brenda, Leah, Lauren, Jim, and Norval, not pictured: Esther) were
the recipients of the 2016 Iowa BQA Cow-Calf Award.
Dr. Beth Doran
recieved the 2016 Iowa BQA Educator Award.
2011 Iowa BQA Award is awarded to Couser Cattle Company, Nevada, IA
2010 Iowa BQA Award is awarded to Morris Larson, Spencer Livestock Sales, Spencer, IA