2018 BQA/BQAT Transportation Training

Categorized: Livestock, Beef, Dairy

: Jul 20th

SDSU Extension will host a training session on July 20 at 10 AM CDT at the SDSU Extension Mitchell Regional Center (Mitchell Technical Institute, Nordby Trades Center, 1800 E. Spruce St., Mitchell, SD 57301). 


10:00 AM - Registration 
10:30 - Introduction 
10:45 - BQA Transportation 
12:30 PM - Lunch & BQA Overview 
1:00 - BQA & BQAT Assessments

Major beef packers are sourcing cattle from Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certified sources. Cattle haulers will be required to have BQA Transportation (BQAT) certification prior to January 1, 2020. BQA certification will be required for cattlemen prior to January 1, 2019. Now is the time for cattle haulers and producers to become certified or recertify in BQA and BQAT!


Contact Heidi Carroll, South Dakota BQA Coordinator, to pre-register by July 16; by email or 605.688.6623. Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration will guarantee training materials are available and for meal planning.

$35 per person (cash or check only) with lunch included. The registration fee for this in-person BQA/BQAT training has been reduced thanks to funds from National Cattlemen's Beef Association and Cargill. In-person BQA or BQAT trainings are typically $50/person, so take advantage of this combined training and reduced cost!

If you are unable to attend this in-person training, you can become BQA or BQAT certified online for no cost.

Another in-person BQA/BQAT training will be Thursday, July 19th at 5:30 PM in Luverne, MN. Contact Ashley Kohls for details and to register, by email or 612.618.6619.