As part of a collaborative effort, the Texas Beef Council, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association recently hosted four Texas Beef Quality Producer (TBQP) programs for producers in Gainsville, Clarksville, Laredo and Odessa. Texas Beef Quality Assurance programs cover proper management techniques to ensure cattlemen and women are producing a safe and wholesome product. Training programs cover Beef Quality Assurance (BQA), industry updates, record keeping, environment stewardship and proper management practices associated with genetic selection, cattle handling, culling, vaccination and more.
The Texas Beef Council (TBC) conducts the $1 per head national checkoff program for Texas beef producers and is also the contractor for the Beef Promotion Research Council of Texas (BPRCT), which administers the $1 per head Texas state checkoff program. TBC’s mission is to increase beef demand in the state through programs of beef promotion, research and education. TBC also helps fund national and international beef checkoff programs to increase marketing opportunities around the globe. The BPRCT’s mission is to improve Texas producer profitability by strengthening and expanding beef demand. The TBC and the BPRCT are directed by a 20-member board of cattlemen and women representing the state’s beef producers. For more information on this and other checkoff-funded programs, please visit www.TexasBeef.org or call (800) 846.4113.