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Beef Quality Assurance Training

Beef Quality Assurance
A Beef Quality Assurance training will be held on Tuesday, June 21 in Center. The training is a collaborative effort between the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, and Texas Beef Council. 
The program will be held at the John D. Windam Civic Center on 146 Express Blvd and start with a steak dinner at 5 p.m. and conclude around 8 p.m. There is no cost to attend but organizers request RSVPs to Shelby County Extension at 936-598-7744 to ensure there are enough steaks for everyone. 
Lane Dunn, AgriLife Extension agent, Shelby County, said the training is appropriate for those who have never attended a Beef Quality Assurance training as well as those who need renewal credits. 
Topics will include cattle and beef quality, animal handling and well-being, needle and syringe selection, vaccine handling, proper injection technique, environmental stewardship, and how to avoid antibiotic residue in the meat, according to Dr. Jason Banta AgriLife Extension Beef Cattle Specialist. 
 “The benefits of attending the training are many, including learning best management practices that ensure production of a safe, wholesome food product,” Dunn said. “Additionally, many of these practices can improve the productivity and profitability of your operation.”
For more information on the Texas Beef Quality Producer Program, this training, or other training opportunities please visit
Lane Dunn is the County Extension Agent for agriculture and natural resources for Shelby County. His email address is .