Welcome to Cascade Livestock Auction
BQA CERTIFICATION REQUIRED
All Tyson Foods cattle suppliers, including sale barns, will need to be BQA or equivalent certified by January 1st, 2019. In order for a Tyson cattle buyer to bid on cattle sold through ANY sale barn, the auction market will need to verify the cattle seller’s BQA certification.
This is driven by retailer and end consumers, including folks in the fast food business and grocery business, and it has a trickle-down effect.
How do I get BQA Certified?
Cattle farmers can complete BQA training at no cost online at BQA.org. The process takes about two hours.
Or there will be 3 classes held within the area:
June 19 @ 6:00 pm – Clinton County Fairgrounds firstname.lastname@example.org
July 30 @ 6:00 pm – Cattle Handling & BQA with Tom Noffsinger, West Union IA email@example.com
July 31 @ 6:00 pm Cattle Handling & BQA with Tom Noffsinger, Wyoming IA firstname.lastname@example.org
We will have 2 classes at Cascade Livestock on Tuesday, August 7th and Wednesday, August 8th from 10am to 12pm.
Drinks will be provided. NO COST for this class.
Please sign up at office or a call Karen @ 563-599-0980
BQA certification is valid for three years and requires re-certification at that point.
For more information about the BQA program, contact IBA at 217-787-4280. IBA keeps a record of each farmer’s certification date.
BQA remains voluntary, however, without your certification you will limit who can bid on your cattle so the choice is yours.
Sale Every Monday at 9:00 am
If you have any questions about your cattle being ready for market, please give Todd a call @ 563-543-5800 and he would be happy to stop and take a look at your cattle.
Order Of Sale Every Monday
- Overnight Fed Cattle
- Morning Fed Cattle
- Feeder Cattle & Bred Cows
- Lunch Break
- Slaughter Bulls & Cows
Click Here For Monday, June 18 2018 Market Report