Class becomes certified in Beef Quality Assurance
Across the nation, beef producers face the challenge of making a living from the land, while producing safe, wholesome beef – beef that will provide a great eating experience each and every time for American and international consumers. To meet the challenge, the industry’s Beef Quality Assurance Program was created in 1987 to assist producers in raising, feeding and harvesting high quality beef.
Eight students in the Pratt Community College Beef Production Class received their Beef Quality Assurance Certification through the new Animal Care Training website hosted by Kansas State University Beef Cattle Institute. The online testing process took three weeks to complete and the certification is good for two years.
“This certification will prepare the students to enter the beef industry as a private producer or as an employee of a beef producing operation” said Lori Montgomery, instructor.
The mission of Beef Quality Assurance is to maximize consumer confidence and acceptance of beef, by focusing the producers’ attention to daily production practices that influence safety, wholesomeness and quality of beef and beef products.