Talking BQA Basics- Jeff Jaronek of the Oklahoma Beef CouncilWed, 15 Aug 2012 08:30:29 CDT
Jeff Jaronek of the Oklahoma Beef Council has spent the last two years working with producers all across the state with the Beef Quality Assurance program. He said the program is as straight-forward as it can be.
“It’s really a program to help producers better their management skills to make sure they’re producing the highest quality beef that we can. Just really making sure we’re doing things right. And, usually, what we find is that producers are already doing most of these things, but I always tell producers there’s something that everybody can learn whether it’s something they might have forgotten or something new they haven’t heard of. It’s really just to help them fine tune their management skills.”
Though the Beef Quality Assurance program focuses on bring producers the latest information dealing with how to produce the best beef, Jaronek says the program’s real beneficiaries are consumers.
“It really lets them know that we’re taking the steps, we’re out in front of things making sure we’re doing everything possible to ensure that that beef that they are eating is of the highest quality, that it’s completely safe for them and their families.”
Jaronek talks about BQA with Farm Director Ron Hays on today's beef Buzz.
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