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IL BQA

Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification opportunities

Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) is a national program that provides a continuing education opportunity for farmers and ranchers. BQA equips producers with production strategies and general skills to maintain and strengthen a quality, wholesome food supply. By now, you as a beef producer realize that the beef business is a consumer-driven business. Grassroots programs, like BQA training, ar...

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Bale Feeder Design can Reduce Hay Waste

Posted by Travis Meteer - Hay

Full Article as published in the Illinois Beef magazine available here :  https://web.extension.illinois.edu/oardc/downloads/77555.pdf   Feeding hay ad libitum is the most popular winter feeding strategy in the Midwest. In most cases, hay is packaged into large round bales and fed in some type of feeder. Many different...

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