To Require BQA
All Tyson Foods cattle
suppliers, including those selling at livestock auctions need to be BQA
certified beginning January 1, 2019.
This is driven by retailer and end consumers
including the fast food business and grocery business and it
has a trickle down effect.
Tyson primarily purchases beef cattle; however if you have
Holsteins or dairy cross cattle, we would strongly recommend
you become qualified as we believe sooner or later this
could be required by all cattle purchasers.
As of October 23rd we've already received notice of
other packers requiring your certification.
We need your BQA Certificate to be on file in our
livestock market we are already burdened by paperwork and
this will add to the list of items that we must keep on
if we don't have your certification on file Tyson Foods
cannot bid on your cattle at Manchester Livestock Auction or
for that matter at any other livestock auction.
Therefore we will
need your BQA Certificate to be on file in our office.
When you obtain your Certificate
please provide a copy of it to Manchester Livestock Auction.
DO YOU BECOME CERTIFIED
Cattle producers can
complete BQA training at no cost
online at BQA.org
process takes about two hours. For more information you can
BQA remains voluntary, however,
without your certification, you will limit who can bid on
your cattle so the choice is yours.
As we have progressed through our 35 years here at
MLA this is just another of the items we've seen in the ever
changing livestock environment.
As your partner in livestock
marketing we look forward to serving your needs in the