As part of a collaborative effort, the Texas Beef Council (TBC), Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association recently hosted a Texas Beef Quality Assurance Producer (TBQP) update for more than 45 Texas Department of Criminal Justice ranch managers. The mission of the TBQP program is to promote good management practices for cattle producers in an effort to strengthen consumer confidence in beef as a wholesome food product. Educating Texas beef producers about beef quality assurance practices continues to be an essential part of the checkoff-funded program.
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 TexasBeefCheckoff.com or call 800- 846-4113.