2020 Pork and Beef Quality Assurance Certification

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

Given the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation in Maine, UMaine Extension has made the decision to cancel this event. We ask for your patience as we begin processing refunds. Thank you for your interest in this event and please do not hesitate to contact Melissa Babcock at 207.581.2788 or 1.800.287.7170 (in Maine) if you have questions.

March 27, 2020
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Windham Butcher Shop, 247 Varney Mill Rd, Windham, Maine

farmer feeding her hogsCost: FREE! Sponsored and hosted by Windham Butcher Shop
Lunch: Free sub-sandwich lunch provided by Windham Butcher Shop

Space is limited. Maximum number of participants: 15

Who 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: University of Maine Cooperative Extension in partnership with Windham Butcher Shop will be hosting double livestock quality assurance training session in Windham, Maine on March 27, 2020 from 10 AM to 3 PM. 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) 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.