3 Steps for Residue Avoidance
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At your local auction market, you may see posters and displays for the new Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) residue avoidance campaign, Control residues. Every animal, every time. The communications effort was created to build awareness of the checkoff-funded BQA program and its residue avoidance guidelines.
The Beef Checkoff Program was established as part of the 1985 Farm Bill. The checkoff assesses $1 per head on the sale of live domestic and imported cattle, in addition to a comparable assessment on imported beef and beef products. States retain up to 50 cents on the dollar and forward the other 50 cents per head to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board, which administers the national checkoff program, subject to USDA approval.