Educational Courses on Cattle Care

These courses teach methods for raising and hauling your cattle in accordance with BQA fundamentals. Topics involve cattle health, stockmanship, marketing, emergency planning, meat quality, biosecurity, fitness for transport, trip planning & loading, and emergency management. Please see the below options based on your role within the beef industry.  

(Some BQA courses are also available in Spanish)


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Cow/Calf Producer

These courses are designed for cattle producers and personnel on operations that maintain cowherds to breed, raise, and sell calves. Calves raised may be intended for dairy and/or beef production systems.


Cow/Calf BQA Course


For those who breed and sell weaned calves. 

*This course DOES qualify you for BQA certification.

 online bqa course 

BQA Transportation Courses

FARMER/RANCHER - Emphasis on gooseneck trailers 

PROFESSIONAL DRIVER - Emphasis on commercial, semi trailers 

 *These courses qualify you for BQA Transportation certification.

 online BQAT course 

Advanced Education Modules 

The Biosecurity Module introduces personnel at cattle operations with biosecurity principles and practical biosecurity applications. A customized biosecurity plan can be built for planning and use on the cattle operation.  

*This module does NOT qualify you for BQA certification.

 online advanced education modules


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Stocker/Backgrounder

These courses are designed for cattle producers and personnel who grow weaned calves either on pasture or dry lots prior to calves entering the feedyard.


Stocker/Backgrounder BQA Course

For those who grow weaned calves.

*This course DOES qualify you for BQA certification.

 online bqa course 

BQA Transportation Courses

FARMER/RANCHER - Emphasis on gooseneck trailers 

PROFESSIONAL DRIVER - Emphasis on commercial, semi trailers 

 *These courses qualify you for BQA Transportation certification.

 online BQAT course 

Advanced Education Modules 

The Biosecurity Module introduces personnel at cattle operations with biosecurity principles and practical biosecurity applications. A customized biosecurity plan can be built for planning and use on the cattle operation.  

*This module does NOT qualify you for BQA certification.

 online advanced education modules


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Feedyard

These courses are designed for cattle producers and personnel who work with fed cattle during the final stage of cattle production.

Feedyard BQA Course


For those who work with fed cattle.

*This course DOES qualify you for BQA certification.

 online bqa course 

BQA Transportation Courses

FARMER/RANCHER - Emphasis on gooseneck trailers 

PROFESSIONAL DRIVER - Emphasis on commercial, semi trailers 

*These courses qualify you for BQA Transportation certification.

 online bqat course 

Advanced Education Modules

The Biosecurity Module introduces personnel at cattle operations with biosecurity principles and practical biosecurity applications. A customized biosecurity plan can be built for planning and use on the cattle operation.  


*This module does NOT qualify you for BQA certification.

 online advanced education modules 


Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) 

YQCA a national multi-species quality assurance program for youth ages 8 to 21 with a focus on three core pillars: food safety, animal well-being, and character development.

 Learn more about YQCA Here