Free beef quality assurance training offered in Mineola


Texas A&M AgriLife Extension service agents in Rains, Wood, and Van Zandt counties, along with Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, would like to invite beef producers to attend a free training session about proper management techniques and a commitment to quality within every segment of the beef industry.

The Texas Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program will be held on Friday, Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Mineola Civic Center in Mineola, 1150 N. Newsom St. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and will include a complimentary lunch.

The Texas BQA program will cover beef quality assurance principles, recordkeeping, environmental stewardship and proper management practices associated with genetic selection, cattle handling, culling, vaccination, medicinal treatment and other important topics.

Please register by calling 800-242-7820, ext. 192, or visiting You may also call your local County Extension office. Rains County, 903-473-4580; Wood County, 903-763-2924; Van Zandt County, 903-567-4149.

The Texas BQA program is a collaborative effort of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, Texas Beef Council and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Rains, Wood, and Van Zandt Counties.