Cornell Cooperative Extension workshop on beef quality assurance in Canton Dec. 3
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 2:08 pm

CANTON -- A workshop on beef quality assurance, with a set of guidelines for beef cattle production that promotes consumer confidence, will be presented from noon to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Canton Animal Clinic, 2750 Rt. 68 with Cornell Cooperative Extension St. Lawrence Agricultural Program Leader Brent Buchanan.

Farmers are then welcome at a chuteside training with veterinarian Dr. Amy Thompson at Windy Point Angus Farm in Potsdam at 3 p.m.

“The BQA program provides production measures to assure a safe, wholesome and high quality product that meets consumers’ expectations and creates a consistently uniform product for retailers,” according to Buchanan.

Workshop topics include how to work with your veterinarian, medication protocol and where to give injections, cattle handling, and improving consumer confidence by understanding how to make your beef a safe product for consumers.

Workshop fee is $10; registration is required to receive a copy of the BQA manual. Lunch is courtesy of Potsdam Tractor Supply.

Register with Betsy Hodge, 379-9192, [email protected].