Beef Quality Assurance Workshop: This is a nationwide certification program to help ensure a safe, wholesome and quality beef product for consumers. Saturday, June 21, 2014
8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Carl Hinkle New Penn Farm 5493 Cheningo RoadTruxton, NY 13158
Topics covered include cattle nutrition, handling, and vaccine protocols.
The workshop will cover requirements 1-3 below. To be certified, producers must:
1. Attend a BQA classroom training or complete a self-study and satisfactorily pass a written test. 2. Attend a chute-side training. 3. Sign a BQA Contract.
New Change: Level I Certification requires no Veterinary Client Patient Relationship; it is a requirement for Level II Certification. A VCPR validation form requires the signature of operation’s veterinarian.
8:30 am Registration and fill out certification forms; coffee and donuts. 9:00 am Workshop begins—Classroom lecture with Manuals
Heather Birdsall, CCE of Cortland will provide the overview of the BQA certification process and cover the critical topics. Time is available for participants to complete the BQA test.
Break - 10:30 am Chuteside Training - 10:45 am
Heather Birdsall, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cortland County Dr. Janette Marshfield, Sunrise Veterinary Service, Skaneateles, NY
· Animal Handling · Management of the environment and health · Handling and care of pharmaceuticals · Extra label use · Veterinary Client Patient Relationship · Selection of Needle Size · Records to keep