Are You Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Certified?

Dairy Beef Quality Assurance is a program meant to assist dairy farmers in implementing good animal health practices on their dairy operations.  This is accomplished through focusing on the tools and resources needed to practice quality animal care and food production.  Areas include nutritional management, marketing and transportation, animal handling, treatment protocols and proper record keeping.

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. is now offering FREE online BQA certification (normally $25-$50) to all beef and dairy producers, veterinarians, allied partners, agricultural friends, and students from NOW-April 15, 2015!

For certification, please visist to access the BQA modules.  Access the BQA modules and select the training category that best fits your farm or ranch, register and enter code: BIVIBQA for payment method. After all videos within a specific category have been observed with quizzes passed successfully, you will become BQA certified!

To learn more how Dairy & Beef Quality Assurance and how it can be part of a farm’s animal well-being plan, please visit Wisconsin Beef & Dairy Quality Assurance, contact UW-Extension Taylor County Agriculture Agent Sandy Stuttgen or any certified Beef Quality Assurance & Dairy Animal Care Quality Assurance Trainer.

For more information regarding BQA certification, please contact John Freitag, Wisconsin’s BQA Coordinator at or 608.833.9940.   Beef Quality Assurance is sponsored by your $1-per-head investment in The Beef Checkoff Program.


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