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FARM Program, BQA Releases Stockmanship Training Video

April 7, 2017

The National Dairy FARM Program released in mid-March a new stockmanship training video as part of the program’s partnership with the National Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program.

The 27-minute video is divided into several chapters, including “Point of Balance,” “Understanding the Flight Zone” and “Utilizing Tools to Effectively Move Cattle.” Each segment contains reminder points and multiple choice questions to test viewers’ understanding of the content. The video can serve as a training resource to satisfy the FARM Animal Care Version 3.0 requirement for annual employee training.

The video, directed by Dr. Robert Hagevoort of New Mexico State and the U.S. Dairy Education & Training Consortium is available on the FARM Program website and YouTube page in both English and Spanish.

One FARM Program family recently received recognition for their work in stockmanship. Dale and Carol Hoffman were awarded the 2017 National Beef Quality Assurance Award in March. The award is given to outstanding members of the beef industry in five categories: Cow-Calf, Feedyard, Dairy, Marketer and Educator

The Hoffmans (pictured right) are members of Land O’ Lakes, Inc., and hail from Pennsylvania. Their farm began in 1976 with just 40 cows and 400 acres, but has since expanded to include 800 milking cows.