Upcoming Events

December 1-20, 2017 - Heartstone Angus Private Treaty Days, Silver City, NM

December 4 - Agribusiness/Department of Agriculture Roundtable, Phoenix

December 11 - Coconino County FB & Cattle Growers' Association Winter Meeting, Flagstaff

December 13 - Special Stocker Sale, Marana Stockyards

December 30 - ACGA/ANLS Governor's Cattlemen's Ball, Phoenix

December 27-January 1, 2018 - Arizona National Livestock Show, Phoenix

January 5-7, 2018 - Walt Woodard Team Roping School, Phoenix

January 9-10, 2018 - AACD Winter Meeting, Yuma

January 31-February 2, 2018 - Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show, Phoenix

February 10, 2018 - Southwest Brangus Breeders Best in the West Sale, Marana Stockyards

March 3, 2018 - Angus Invitational Sale, Marana Stockyards

March 6, 2018 - Range Livestock Nutrition Workshop, Holbrook

March 7, 2018 - Range Livestock Nutrition Workshop, Prescott

March 8, 2018 - Range Livestock Nutrition Workshop, Willcox or Sierra Vista

March 19, 2018 - Ready For Work Bull Sale, Belen

April 14 - Bar T Bar Sale, Winslow

April 28, 2018 - Arizona Beef Ambassador Contest

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.