Texas Beef Quality Assurance Program
Whether your herd is large or small, as a Texas producer your livelihood depends on consumer trust. Meat scientists estimate there are 542 potential consumers just for the steaks and roasts from a single beef animal. Proper management at the cow-calf and stocker level makes a significant difference in whether or not those 542 consumers have a good, wholesome eating experience.
TBQA is about proven beef quality practices that are simply better methods of doing the same jobs you’re already doing. The main focus of the program is food safety. Eliminating residues, blemishes and foreign objects is critical to maintaining consumer confidence and acceptance of beef as the protein of choice.
More choices in Beef Cattle
The TCFA Feedyard Technician Program provides high school upperclassmen knowledge and skills needed to prepare them for a possible career in the fed cattle industry.
Beef 101 is a three-day intensive hands-on program designed for anyone who has an interest in expanding their knowledge of the total beef industry.
Beef 706 is a two-day hands-on training program for leaders in various segments of the beef industry who are focused on quality assessment.
The Beef Cattle Short Course is a three-day beef industry educational conference for producers at all levels of the beef industry.
The Texas 4-H Agriculture & Livestock Program provides a variety of unbiased resources for 4-H/FFA families, leaders and volunteers interested in youth livestock projects and agricultural advocacy.