Upcoming Events 

June 23 - Arcel Allsup Benefit, Quail Park Arena, Willcox

June 28-July 4 - World's Oldest Rodeo, Prescott

July 9-12 - AACD Summer Conference, Phoenix

July 14 - Babbitt Ranches 2018 Colt Sale, Flagstaff

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

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

August 9-11 - AZ Cowboy Poets Gathering, Prescott

August 15-17 - Arizona Section, Society for Range Management Summer Meeting, Moqui Group Campground, Coconino National Forest

August 18 - Greenlee County Cattle Growers' Association Meeting, Eagle Creek School

August 29 - Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Symposium, Ruidoso, NM

September 7 - UA Cooperative Extension Drought Management Tools & Resources Workshop, Benson

September 8 - 2nd Annual Los Charros Foundation, Inc. FFA/4-H Fundraiser, Sonoita

September 14 - UA Cooperative Extension Drought Management Tools & Resources Workshop, Globe

September 15 - Gila County Cattle Growers' Association Annual Meeting & Steak Fry, Gila County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall 

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

September 27-30 - Public Lands Council Annual Meeting, Park City, Utah

November 17 - Gila County Cattle Growers' Salute to Ranching Holiday Dinner-Dance & Auction, Gila County Fair Grounds Exhibit Hall

January 30-February 1, 2019 - 2019 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show, New Orleans, LA

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.