The Texas Beef Council (TBC) recently hosted a specialized Texas Beef Quality Producer (TBQP) program for cowboys. Different from the producer TBQP, the cowboy TBQP is designed specifically to inform and educate cowboys and day-workers on beef quality management practices. More than 20 cowboys representing 18,000 head of cattle participated in the hands-on training that focused on proper injection site administration and other health-related concerns. Beef quality assurance efforts in Texas are presented in partnership with the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.
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.