CCE: Cattle Handling Systems – Importance for BQA

Written by on May 23, 2018

Press Release:

Cattle Handling Systems: Importance for BQA
Thursday, June 14th, 6:30-8:30 PM
Wilmar Farm, Bill & Marie Kuipers
3532 Mote Rd. Gainesville, NY 14066

Cattle Handling Facilities Workshop Scheduled

Providing handling facilities that allow safe, humane, and efficient movement and/or restraint of cattle is part of the Code of Cattle Care for Beef Quality Assurance. Facilities provide for disease prevention practices to protect herd health, including access to veterinary medical care. This workshop will cover some key concepts for animal health and handling and provide an opportunity to hear and share personal experiences.

Nancy Glazier, Small Farms Specialist, NWNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team & Lynn A. Bliven, Issue Leader Cornell Cooperative Extension Allegany County have organized a workshop June 14 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Wilmar Farm, the home of Bill & Marie Kuipers, 3532 Mote Rd. Gainesville, NY 14066.

Bill and Marie will lead a tour of facilities and provide an overview of farm. Jerry Bertoldo, DVM, Dairy Specialist, NWNY Team will cover the vet’s perspective chute side and provide a brief overview of the NYSCHAP program.

This is a BQA recertification workshop. If you are Level 2 BQA Certified you will need to provide an updated Veterinarian Client/Patient Relationship (VCPR) form, if needed please request a form when you pre-register.

This will also serve as chute side training for those that have taken online BQA course. Haven’t completed that yet? It can be found at www.bqa.org. You MUST pre-register so we know how many animals we will need. If you are seeking BQA Level 2 you will need to provide a Veterinarian Client/Patient Relationship (VCPR) form.

Fee is $10/person or $15/farm at the door to cover handouts for the program. For more information or to RSVP please contact Lynn Bliven lao3@cornell.edu or by phone: 585-268-7644 ext. 18 or Nancy Glazier nig3@cornell.edu or 585-315-7746.


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