Feed Lot

DEC 2017

Feedlots and cow/calf operations in the beef industry who feed 500 or more has annually on grains and concentrates; maintain 500 or more beef cows; backgrounder, stocker/grower, preconditioner; veterinarian, nutritionist, consultant

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FEED•LOT  December 2017 27 ADVANTAGE ADVERTISING in BQA Transportation will be an i ndicator that the beef and dairy in- dustries are committed to respon- sible animal care during trans- portation and makes both the BQA and dairy FARM animal care pro- grams more complete." The BQA program was first funded by the beef checkoff in the early 1990s and developed its first guidance on transportation in 2006. Today, the program offers training and certification programs for all sectors of the industry: cow- calf, stocker and feedyard. This is the first time a nationally recog- nized certification has been offered for the transportation segment of the industry. Online training for BQAT will be offered in two different modules: Farmer/Rancher and Professional. Farmer/Rancher modules will fo- cus on the use of stock trailers and smaller loads of cattle that beef and dairy cattle producers might typically haul themselves. The Professional modules focus on the use of tractor-trailers and larger loads that are typically hauled fur- t her distances. "Today the BQA program is tak- ing another step in being the leader when it comes to educating pro- ducers and the cattle industry on the right things to do," said Dan Kniffen, chair of the BQA Advisory Board, Assistant Professor of Ani- mal Science at Pennsylvania State University and a cow-calf produc- er. "We have known for a long time t hat transportation plays a critical role in our industry. Now we are fully able to train and show our commitment to beef quality and cattle care from pasture to plate." To begin training or learn more, click here. For more information visit www.bqa.org. FL "Quality Cattle Handling Equipment" Garden City, KS 1-800-426-9626 Fremont, NE 1-402-721-7604 www.cattlechutes.com SuMMIT TruCK GrouP 4354 Canyon Drive / Amarillo, TX 79109 800-692-4430    806-355-9771 www.summittruckgroup.com We Carry the Full Line of Kuhn Knight Mixers Mounted on International or Kenworth Trucks. • Hydraulic Chutes • Tubs & Alleys (Fixed & Hydraulics) • Reconditioned Chutes • Truck & Stock Trailer Loadouts Trojan Livestock Equipment Co., Inc. 1-580-772-1849 www.trojanchutes.com Weatherford, OK ATION TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION NCHERS AND PROFESSIONALS

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