NCBA announces 2020 Beef Quality Assurance award winners

Staff reports
Farm Forum

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The National Cattleman’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, has announced the winners of its 2020 Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Awards during the 2020 Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio, Texas.

The National BQA Awards annually recognize outstanding beef and dairy producers and marketers. Winners not only demonstrate high-quality animal care and handling principles as part of their day-to-day operations, but express a strong desire to improve their operations through BQA. As good stewards of the cattle industry, a common trait among nominees is encouraging others to implement the producer education program.

Boadwine Farms is the winner of the 2020 BQA – FARM Dairy Award. The Baltic, S.D., dairy cares for more than 2,000 Holstein dairy cows, with 2,500 acres planted with rotating feed and forage crops. The dairy takes pride in opening its doors to educate interns at South Dakota State University, local students, and consumers across the state. Boadwine Farms’ adoption of modern technology and animal handling practices, including following BQA and FARM guidelines across its facilities, not only ensures that visitors gain a clear understanding of best practices but that cow comfort and care is always the number one priority among its employees.