The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) is pleased to announce that Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. is partnering with the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program, and will be sponsoring the cost of BQA certification for American cattlemen and cattlewomen this spring.

The cost of BQA certification is normally $20-$50; however, certification until April 15 is free. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. will defray the cost of the certification. Visit to get started.

If you have questions you can contact Steve Boyles (614-292-7669), OSU Beef Extension Specialist or The Ohio Cattlemen's Association (614-873-6736).