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BQA-T with Stockmanship & Stewardship Training
June 16 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Join Ag Innovation at Eastern West Virginia Community & Technical College on Friday, June 16, for an all-day Stockmanship & Stewardship training event focused on Beef Quality Assurance-Transportation with live cattle handling demos at the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Petersburg! Learn proper methods for hauling cattle using a gooseneck trailer or semi-trailer.
Industry experts and representatives from Texas A&M Agrilife Extension, WVU Extension, and the West Virginia Department of Agriculture will lead workshops and presentations.
- $30 fee for all day program
- Walk-ins after 10 a.m. will be charged $15
- Adults and Youth register here
Youth 10+ are welcome to attend if pre-registered and accompanied by an adult or group leader.
7:15 – 8 A.M. Registration
7:30 – 8 A.M. Corn beef hash breakfast from Flying W Farms
10 – 10:15 A.M. Break (complimentary water and soda will be provided throughout the day)
12 – 12:45 P.M. Complimentary steak and cheese hoagies from Flying W Farms
12:45 – 1 P.M. Sponsor and showcase of equipment for sale by Mountainview and Pearson Equipment
1 – 1:30 P.M. Cattle health and fitness for transport, import regulations, and ADT requirements by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture
1:30 – 3 P.M. Cattle handling demonstration
3 – 3:30 P.M. Cattle handling Q&A session
3:30 – 4 P.M. Vendor highlight and raffle drawing
Beef producers will spend the early morning learning science-based production practices that assure cattle well-being, beef quality, and safety from WVU Extension Livestock Specialist Kevin Shaffer. BQA programs include best practices around cattle handling, facility management, and protecting herd health.
The mid-morning and afternoon session will feature Dr. Ron Gill from Texas A&M Extension. Dr. Gill will conduct a hands-on workshop to demonstrate proper methods for hauling and handling cattle, including reviewing fitness for transport, trip planning and loading, biosecurity, and emergency management. During this training event, we will focus on the farmer’s emphasis on using a gooseneck trailer and a professional driver with an emphasis on semi-trailers.
West Virginia veterinarians seeking non-medical continuing education credits: This all-day program has been approved for five hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. Veterinarians should bring their license number to submit at registration.
The full agenda can be viewed here.