Free BQCA certification


The Kentucky Beef Network and the University of Kentucky are pleased to announce that the Kentucky Livestock Marketing Association will be sponsoring the enrollment costs for Beef Quality and Care Assurance certification in September 2023.

The Kentucky BQCA program takes national BQA practices one step further to provide a holistic program for Kentucky producers by adding cattle handling and animal care components to the training models. Educational modules provide the best management practices for handling cattle and providing for their well-being, in addition to training on the core principles of BQA.

The cost of BQCA enrollment is normally $5; however, during the month of September, the Kentucky Livestock Marketing Association will be sponsoring the enrollment costs, making it free for producers.

Producers interested in taking advantage of this opportunity can visit for access to the online training platform or attend an in-person BQCA on September 20th at 10:00 a.m. at the Adair County Cooperative Extension Service.
Beef Bash

Winter Annual Forage Research Results

Join us on September 19 at 5:30 p.m. for a presentation and discussion of the results of the Adair County winter annual forage research plot conducted this past year. Forage growers will receive some timely information to consider as they plant this year’s winter forage crop. The meeting will be held at the Adair County Cooperative Extension Service. This meeting qualifies as a CAIP educational component.

Adair County Cattlemen’s Annual Picnic and Membership Drive

The Adair County Cattlemen’s Association will hold their annual membership drive on Monday, September 25th at 6:00 p.m. at the Adair County Cooperative Extension Service. Anyone interested in renewing their membership or becoming a new member is encouraged to attend. Enjoy a ribeye sandwich, fellowship with other producers, and a chance at numerous door prizes. The dues for single membership are $30 and $45 for a couple’s membership.

Membership benefits include regular educational and producer networking opportunities, a quarterly county newsletter, and a monthly Cow Country News Magazine.

Cattle ownership is not a pre-requisite to become a member. However, several members would be happy to sell you one if you would like.

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