PDA Offers no-cost Radio Frequency ID Tags

The USDA allotted RFID tags will be available through the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA). These tags are for use in replacement breeding cattle and are available at no cost to the producer and food animal veterinarians.If you are interested in obtaining these free RFID tags, please visit the website below to place your request: http://www.pda.pa.gov/PremisesRegistration/RfID?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

Note; a federal premises identification number is required for you to receive official tags. If you do not know your premises ID, or have yet to obtain one, please visit the following link: http://www.pda.pa.gov/PremisesRegistration/

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COVID-19 Resources

The Pennsylvania Beef Council is launching a COVID-19 Resource page to help make the access for information more streamlined for producers. This library content will be updated frequently and will provide links to resources for producers in this challenging time.

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PA Beef Economic Impact study

See the impact that the beef industry has on the Pennsylvania Economy! 

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Scattered Acres Inc.

2019 BQA Dairy Award

Scattered Acres Inc., located in Berks and Lancaster Counties is a 1,200 cow dairy with two milking facilities. The Hartman family see the value that the Beef Quality Assurance Program brings to their operation. They proudly share BQA with their employees and have even hosted training events on farm.

Hoffman Farms

2016 BQA Dairy Award Winner

Hoffman Farms, a dairy in Potter County Pennsylvania was the National BQA Dairy Award winner in 2016. To learn more about the Hoffmans and the National BQA Award program, hit play on the video to the left.

View the National Beef Quality Audit Results! 

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