Pork and Beef Quality Assurance Certification

Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) Plus training and Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) training

farmer feeding her hogsWho should attend: Both pork and beef producers wanting to improve the quality of their product through humane handling, best management practices, and health of animals.

Description: Participants can expect to learn about low-stress handling techniques, the importance of implementing biosecurity features, health concerns, housing, transportation, improving the quality of their product and welfare of their animals. Those who complete this program will receive Certificates in both Pork Quality Assurance Plus and Beef Quality Assurance.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Melissa Babcock at 207.581.2788 or 1.800.287.7170 (in Maine) or melissa.libby1@maine.edu to discuss your needs. Receiving requests from accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however, all requests will be considered.