|Mississippi Beef Quality Assurance Program (MS-BQA)
Mississippi Beef Quality Assurance (MS-BQA) Program identifies areas in
beef production where defects in quality occur. The
MS-BQA Program is a cooperative effort between beef producers, veterinarians,
nutritionists, and professionals from the Mississippi Cattlemen’s
Association, Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, MSU Extension Service,
and MSU College of Veterinary Medicine, who believe that cattle managed
under BQA guidelines will be less likely to contain a violative residue,
injection-site tissue damage, or foreign metal such as a broken needle.
The program asks everyone involved with beef production to follow the
FDA/USDA/EPA guidelines for product use and to use common sense, reasonable
management skills, and accepted scientific knowledge to avoid product
defects at the consumer level. After all, consumers purchase what they
trust, and their confidence is the basis of our industry’s and our
|MS Beef Quality Assurance Online Certification
1) Download the MS-BQA Reference Manual, certification questions, and personal contract.
2) Please review each online training module linked below.
3) Complete the certification questions and personal contract online or print them and mail or fax them to the MS-BQA coordinator.
Online Training Modules
Click on the links below to view each module.
MSU Extension Service guide to viewing online training modules
|MS Beef Quality Assurance Program Reference Manual
Quality Assurance Program Reference Manual
|Versión en Español - Aseguramienta de
Calidad de Carne Manual de Certificacion
|MS-BQA Certification Questions and Personal Contract
Quality Assurance producer certification can be accomplished by attending a MS-BQA training and by completing test questions and the personal contract.
This can be accomplished through the online training modules or by making an appointment to meet with your Extension county director or veterinarian
to complete the process. These professionals should be able to answer
or find answers to any questions you have about the reference manual and
MS-BQA. Upon certification, you will be mailed a certificate that shows
you have completed the MS-BQA materials and understand the MS-BQA guidelines.
BQA Certification Questions and Personal Contract
|National Beef Quality Assurance Guide for Cattle Transporters
|Online training video and a downloadable guide are available for the Master Cattle Transporter Program.
Master Cattle Transporter Training
|Mississippi Livestock Quality Assurance Program for Youth Producers
|The purpose of the Mississippi
Livestock Quality Assurance Program for
Youth Producers is to increase food safety
awareness by educating youth producers
of their role in this process and the
importance of raising their livestock in an appropriate manner. By following a
quality assurance program, youth can
improve their animal care and management
practices in order for their animal
to achieve its highest level of performance
while providing a safe, wholesome
product for consumers.
Mississippi Livestock Quality Assurance Program for Youth Producers Publication
more information about the MS-BQA program, contact Dr. Carla Huston at
the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Huston, D.V.M., Ph.D.
State, MS 39762
National Beef Quality
Assurance Program Website