Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) is a nationally coordinated, state-implemented program that provides information to U.S. beef producers and beef consumers about how common sense husbandry techniques can be coupled with accepted scientific knowledge to raise cattle under optimum management and environmental conditions. BQA guidelines are designed to make certain all beef consumers can take pride in what they purchase – and can trust and have confidence in the entire beef industry. The FARM Program is proud to partner with BQA to provide these valuable resources.
Kraft Family Dairies, LLC, Colorado
Kraft Family Dairies, LLC is a progressive dairy operation in Fort Morgan, Colorado. The operation consists of 6,500 cows at two separate facilities, Badger Creek Farm and Quail Ridge Dairy, which together produce 500,000 pounds of milk each day.
Hoffman Farms, Pennsylvania
Hoffman Farms is a 1,500 cow dairy operation shipping approximately 7,000 gallons of milk per day.
BQA programs have evolved to include best practices around good record keeping and protecting herd health, which can result in more profits for producers. When better quality cows leave the farm and reach the market place, the producer, packer and consumer all benefit. When better quality beef reaches the supermarket, consumers are more confident in the beef they are buying, and this increases beef consumption. The efforts of BQA across the nation have been instrumental in recent successes that continue to re-build and sustain beef demand. Through BQA programs, producers recognize the economic value of committing to quality beef production at every level - not just at the feedlot or packing plant, but within every segment of the cattle industry.