October 17 - BQA Certification MEETING
Location: Minnesota State Fairgrounds Warner Coliseum (in conjunction with Minnesota Beef Expo)
Time: 5:30 p.m.
DECEMBER 1 - summer Internship applications due
December 10 - BQA Transportation Certification MEETING
Location: Sioux Falls Regional Livestock, 28168 Commerce Avenue, Worthing, SD 57077
Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $25/person (cash or check only)
Light refreshments provided.
*Please RVSP by email or phone to Heidi Carroll: Heidi.Carroll@sdstate.edu; 605-688-6623
February 19 - BQA Certification MEETING
Location: Mable Community Center Mable, MN
Time: 5:30 p.m.
To find more BQA events near you, visit https://www.bqa.org/events.
Demkota Ranch Beef is requiring that all producers sending in cattle to our facility are needing to complete BQA certification by 12/31/2019. If you have completed the free certification on the following website (www.bqa.org) a copy of your certificate (or your BQA number and date of completion) should be sent via text (just let me know who you are) or send a picture of the certificate to 605-377-0642, via fax to 605-262-0127 OR via email to email@example.com.
If you choose to send in the mail, please send to:
DemKota Ranch Beef
13 135th Street SW PO BOX 190
Aberdeen, SD 57401
BQA Certification - What you need to know
Who is Requiring BQA Certification: To date, the following companies have put out official statements regarding their plans to require cattle suppliers to become BQA certified. The requirements of these companies represent their policy, not that of BQA or checkoff programs.
Frequently Asked Questions: Enclosed along with this letter are some frequently asked questions specific to Tyson’s BQA certification requirements. Below are the most frequently asked FAQ’s.
Question: How is Tyson going to verify that the producer of cattle purchased through third party i.e. auction market, coop marketing etc. has BQA certification?
BQA Equivalent Certifications: