Upcoming Events

February 21 - ACGA Winer Meeting, Phoenix

March 3 - Angus Invitational Sale, Marana Stockyards

March 6 - Range Livestock Nutrition Workshop, Holbrook

March 7 - Range Livestock Nutrition Workshop, Prescott

March 8 - Range Livestock Nutrition Workshop, Sierra Vista

March 10 - Yavapai Cattle Growers' Association Annual Meeting, Prescott Valley

March 12 - Willcox Livestock Auction Bull Sale, Willcox

March 15 - Arizona Cattle Industry Foundation Scholarship Application Deadline

March 16-17 - Cattleman's Weekend, Prescott Livestock Auction, Chino Valley

March 18 - Ranching Heritage Alliance Collaborative Drought Management Seminar, X Diamond Ranch, South Fork

March 19 - Ready For Work Bull Sale, Belen, NM

April 3-5 - 40th Annual AZ/UT Range Livestock Workshops, Utah

April 7 - SACPA Membership Meeting, Chilton Ranch, Arivaca

April 10-12 - NCBA/PLC Legislative Conference, Washington, D.C.

April 14 - Bar T Bar Sale, Winslow

April 28 - Arizona Beef Ambassador Contest, UA, Tucson

July 26-28 - 114th Annual Convention of the ACGA, Prescott

August 1-4 - Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting, Denver

September 15 - 3rd Annual Legacy Ranch Horse Sale, Prescott

February 8-9, 2019 - ACIF Presents "A Cow-Calf Symposium for SW Ranchers", Phoenix

The Arizona Cattle Feeders' Association Commitment to Quality

Since October of 1990, the Arizona Cattle Feeders' Association, in conjunction with The Arizona Beef Council, has implemented the training and certification necessary for the Arizona Beef Quality Assurance Program. This program is designed to assist Arizona Cattle Feeder members in producing cattle that are healthy, wholesome and meet FDA, USDA, and EPA guidelines, rules, and regulations. In addition, the Arizona Beef Quality Assurance Program has been thoroughly reviewed, tested, and received the Beef "Mark of Quality" from the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. The "Mark of Quality" is recognition for superior production practices in producing safe and wholesome beef products for today's consumers. All certified feedyards can utilize the "Mark of Quality" to gain recognition of their superior beef production practices.

This handbook is produced as an aid to feedyard owners and employees to help answer any specific questions that may arise related to the proper use of various products. In addition, this handbook is designed to lead feedyard owners and employees through a system where the industry can certify that all proper procedures are followed and all personnel have received the training necessary to qualify as a "Certified Feedyard."

There is a copy of the beef quality assurance agreement for feeders to participate in the ACFA Beef Quality Assurance Program in a later section. This handbook is organized to closely follow the beef quality assurance agreement and help one easily find the answers to questions.

Visit the national Beef Quality Assurance Program website. Visit the Arizona Beef Quality Assurance Program website.