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Beef QA trainings to be held in Canton, Stephenville, Corrigan

April 21, 2013— Beef producers are invited to any or all Beef Quality Assurance trainings to be held in May in Canton, Stephenville and Corrigan.

The trainings cover many aspects of beef production, including proper handling and the administering of vaccines, herd health, residue avoidance, genetic considerations, and environmental stewardship, said Dr. Jason Banta, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef specialist, Overton.

The trainings will be held at:

  • May 2, Van Zandt County Farm Bureau office, 281 E. Highway 243, Canton.
  • May 3, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1229 N. Highway 281, Stephenville.
  • May 31, Corrigan City Hall, 101 W.Ben Franklin St., Corrigan.

Registration at each location starts at 9:30 a.m., with the main program beginning at 10 a.m. and ending about 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided. There is no cost for registration, but those planning to attend should RSVP to Stacy Fox, Texas and Southwest Cattle Raisers Association, 800-242-7820 or by contacting the AgriLife Extension office where the program is being held.

For the Canton program, contact the Kaufman County office at 972%E2%80%90932%E2%80%909069. For the Stephenville program, contact the Erath County office at 254%E2%80%90965%E2%80%901460. For the Corrigan program, contact the Polk County office at 936%E2%80%90327%E2%80%906828.

“The benefits of the trainings are many, including learning best management practices that ensure production of a safe, wholesome food product,” Banta said. “Additionally, many of these practices can improve the productivity and profitability of your operation.”

He also noted the workshops are appropriate for those who have never attended a Beef Quality Assurance training before as well as for those who need renewal credits.

For more information on the Texas Beef Quality Producer Program, these trainings, or other training opportunities please visit http://www.texasbeefquality.com .

The Beef Quality Assurance program is a collaborative effort of AgriLife Extension, the Texas Beef Council and the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, Banta said. Funding is provided by checkoff dollars from the beef council and by the cattle raisers association.


Photo: The end goal of the Beef Quality Assurance program is to produce a higher quality, more wholesome product for the consumer, said Dr. Jason Banta, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef specialist, Overton. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Robert Burns)

Article by Robert Burns

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