More than 135 Texas cattle producers recently attended Texas Beef Quality Producer (TBQP) programs recently held in Palestine and Bonham. TBQP programs are part of the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) effort taking place nationwide. TBQP trainings are checkoff-funded and presented in partnership with the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. Cattlemen learn best management practices including quality and safety measurements that should be taken at the ranch to ensure a safe and wholesome food product that is ultimately enjoyed by consumers.
The Texas Beef Council (TBC) conducts the $1 per head national checkoff program for Texas beef producers and is also the contractor for the Beef Promotion Research Council of Texas (BPRCT), which administers the $1 per head Texas state checkoff program. TBC’s mission is to increase beef demand in the state through programs of beef promotion, research and education. TBC also helps fund national and international beef checkoff programs to increase marketing opportunities around the globe. The BPRCT’s mission is to improve Texas producer profitability by strengthening and expanding beef demand. The TBC and the BPRCT are directed by a 20-member board of cattlemen and women representing the state’s beef producers. For more information on this and other checkoff-funded programs, please visit www.TexasBeef.org or call (800) 846.4113.