Beef Quality Assurance Program 

The checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program provides cattle farmers and ranchers with the tools and training necessary to assure animal health and well-being as well as provide a safe, quality product. BQA includes guidelines on proper administration of animal health products, best management practices and animal handling recommendations and influences the management practices of more than 90 percent of cattle nationwide.

The National BQA Award recognizes one outstanding beef and dairy producers that best demonstrate animal care and handling principles as part of the day-to-day activities on their respective operations. A common trait among all contest entrants must be a strong desire to continually improve BQA on their operations while encouraging others to implement the producer education program. Florida is home to three past National BQA Award Winners.

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To view the results from the 2016 National BQA Audit, click here

Kempfer Cattle Company



Woody Larson- Family Tree Enterprises

Lykes Bros. Ranch