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Youth Beef Quality Assurance

Youth Beef Quality Assurance (YBQA) is a voluntary program. This program will aid in improving your animal care and management practices. By following good health, nutrition and management procedures outlined in the YBQA program, you can make sure your cattle perform at their highest level and result in a safe, wholesome beef product for consumers.

The care you give cattle on your farm or ranch, during transport and at the show will affect the end products available to consumers. Approximately 25.6 billion pounds of beef is consumed in the United States each year and consumers are concerned about the safety of the food they eat. Food safety begins on the farm or ranch, and we must do all we can to ensure the safety and quality of the food we produce. This program is designed to help educate producers on their responsibility and commitment to producing the very best beef possible.

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