A chute side, Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) training has been scheduled for Thursday, May 4, at the South Branch Valley Livestock Exchange (SBVLE) in Moorefield. The SBVLE is located on Jefferson Street in Moorefield. The program will begin at 7 p.m. All beef producers in the region are invited to attend. “BQA is every beef producers business.” This program will satisfy the requirements for recertification credit for those holding BQA Certification.
[private] BQA certification includes attendance at a “classroom” and “chute-side” training session. On line training is available but the chute side opportunity is a unique part of every BQA training program. Even if you’re not interested in BQA certification, this training is beneficial for anyone in the beef industry who wants to increase their management skills, efficiency, and profitability.
* Tony Brubaker, Merck Animal Health
* Dr. Darin Matlick, WVU Extension Veterinarian
* Dr. Isaiah Smith, Mountainview Veterinary Services
* Jerry Yates, WVU Reymann Memorial Farm
* Dave Workman, WVU Extension Service
The agenda will include the following:
Comments from Merck Animal Health
*Handling biologicals and pharmaceuticals
*Chute Side/animal health concerns
*Quality Assurance Audit
BQA Recertification credit will be afforded for this session. To RSVP or for more information contact:
Dave Workman, WVU Extension Agent at the WVU Hardy County Extension Office, 144 Emergency Lane in Moorefield, or via phone at 304-530-0273
Support for this meeting is provided by Merck Animal Health, WVU Extension Service, Mountainview Veterinary Services, Lover’s Lane Farms, and the SBVLE. [/private]