Featured: PA Producers Recognized for National BQA Honors

Frank Stoltzfus, Masonic Village Farm

2016 BQA Cow-Calf Award

Masonic Villages is a full continuum of retirement living, personal care, and nursing services which serves more than 1,500 residents. Masonic Village Farm raises 180 cow-calf pairs, and farms about 600 acres of land. Throughout the history of the farming operation, their primary goal and focus has been to economically produce high quality agricultural products while protecting and enhancing the natural resources through conservation measures and sound best management practices through BQA.

Reid and Diane Hoover, Brook-Corner, LLC

2016 Dairy Beef Quality Assurance Award

Brook-Corner, LLC currently milks 340 Registered Holsteins and owns an additional 400 head of young stock on their farm in addition to farming 130 acres of crops to sustain the cattle. Brook-Corner, LLC holds themselves to a very high standard and accountability of cattle care and expects their employees to fulfill those very same duties and standards. Employees are trained by one of the owners to ensure they understand the BQA best management practices and other daily procedures. The farm and the cows are the Hoover’s livelihood and legacy, and they only wish to be the best care takers possible in order to produce high quality meat and milk.

BQA Award Application

The Pennsylvania Beef Council is now taking applications for outstanding beef and dairy producers for the 

PA BQA Awards. Applications are due May 1, 2017! 

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Sustainability of Beef Production Survey

NCBA requests your participation in ONE of the following surveys regarding the sustainability of beef production. 

The anonymous and confidential information you submit will help us improve the Beef Industry Sustainability Assessment and benchmark the beef industry’s true sustainability on a regional level. We hope you will take a few minutes to complete one of the surveys above that is most applicable to your operation. We greatly appreciate your participation and the survey links will be active until July 31st.   

More information about why we are conducting the survey can be found below, but please feel free to contact Dr. Sara Place, PHD directly if you have any questions at splace@beef.org or (303) 850-3301. Many thanks in advance.

Cow-Calf/Stocker Survey

Feedlot/Backgrounder Survey

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