Do You Raise & Direct Market Beef?

If so, we want to connect you to some resources that you might find helpful in your business!  

If you are not already, consider being a part of this Northeast Beef Directory by filling out the Producer Submission Form.

Farm Resources

The Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Program has been designed to give producers the opportunity to be trained in best management practices to ensure proper animal care on the farm to provide a safe, wholesome, quality beef product for the consumer, our customer, to enjoy!

The Pennsylvania Beef Council organizes the PA BQA Program for farmers raising cattle in PA.

The New York Beef Council organizes the NY BQA Program for farmers raising cattle in NY.

The National Cattlemen's Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff Program organizes the National BQA Program for farmers raising cattle all around the country.

Marketing Resources

Resources to cut and process beef- HERE!

Consider taking some time to go through the Beef University online training program designed to help give you the latest information, research and consumer insights on beef.  There are four educational components to Beef U:

  • Raising Beef
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Beef Basics and Cuts
  • The Modern Consumer 

Additionally, consider becoming a Master of Beef Advocate(MBA). This checkoff-funded MBA program is a self-directed online training program designed to equip you, a beef producer with the information needed to be everyday advocates for the beef industry. MBA students will be required to complete five courses in beef advocacy, including:

• The Beef Community
• Raising Cattle on Grass
• Life in the Feedyard
• From Cattle to Beef
• Beef. It's What's For Dinner 

Are you a part of the Beef Checkoff Program?

If you've never heard of the Beef Checkoff Program and you raise cattle, please take a few minutes to become familiar with the program and what it means to you as a producer.  Visit 

Learn more about how the Beef Checkoff works in: