Packers Implement Beef Quality Assurance Requirements for Livestock Haulers


By Sheila Hildebrand

January 1, 2020 marks a deadline in which Cargill will fully implement Beef Quality Assurance Transportation (BQA-Transportation; or BTQA) requirements and certification for drivers delivering fed cattle to its plants.  Tyson implemented the same requirement in January 2019.

Cargill’s website explains that “BQA is a stewardship certificate program created by the NCBA, and includes training for cattle producers in



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