Free Beef Quality Assurance training |

Free Beef Quality Assurance training

Montana ranchers, local youth groups and anyone who owns or handles cattle are invited to a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Twilight Training session from 4-7 p.m. Friday, July 23 at Bradley Livestock north of Sheridan, MT. The ranch is located off Wisconsin Creek Road. Turn east towards the big brick house in the distance.

The free event will include a low-stress cattle handling demonstration, BQA chute-side cattle treatment techniques, animal care and health discussions, a cattle industry update and a beef supper. Speakers will include Ed and David Fryer, managers of the Castle Mountain Ranch near White Sulphur Springs, Dr. Tahnee Syzmanski, DVM for the Montana Department of Livestock and Bill Pelton, with Montana Stockgrowers Association.

By attending, producers can become BQA certified. No pre-registration is required.

This event is sponsored by Stockman Bank, Dillon, MT; Novus International; and the Montana Stockgrowers Association through a grant from the Montana Beef Council. BQA Twilight Training sessions are funded in part by all Montana beef producers through the use of their beef checkoff dollars.

For more information, contact Clint Peck, Montana BQA director, at 406-896-9068; Andrea Sarchet, Madison-Jefferson County Extension Agent, at 406-287-3282 or Collin Erb at the Stockman Bank in Dillon at 406-683-1600.

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