Beef producers can get free training to help them become more competitive in the industry by attending a Texas Beef Quality Producer (TBQP) program September 19 at the Refugio County Fairgrounds in Refugio, Texas.

Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by the program at 10:00 a.m. A complimentary lunch will be served.

The training program covers Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) principles, industry updates, record keeping, environmental stewardship and proper management practices associated with genetic selection, cattle handling, culling, vaccination, drug use and more.

Participants should RSVP by calling (800) 242-7820 ext. 192, or email

The TBQP program is a collaborative effort of TSCRA, Texas Beef Council (TBC) and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

The Texas Beef Quality Producer Program is sponsored by Zoetis.