Texas Beef Quality Assurance Program



These proven beef quality practices are simply better methods of doing the same jobs you’re already doing.


Jason Banta
Assoc. Professor and Extension Beef Cattle Specialist and BQA

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.

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