BOEHRINGER SPONSORING FREE BQA CERTIFICATION THIS FALL
Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. (BIVI) has announced it will sponsor all online Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certifications for those who enroll from September 1 through October 31. BIVI will pick up the $25 to $50 fee for ranchers, feeders and dairymen who are interested in becoming BQA-certified or re-certified. Click here to take advantage of the offer.
This is the third time the company has extended the free offer. BIVI’s partnership with the checkoff-funded BQA program also includes financial support for the Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University, which developed the online certification module. During the two previous promotional periods, more than 11,000 producers earned BQA certification.
KLA Vice President of Communications Todd Domer says USDA is seeking public input on the beef grading system.