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BQA Cattleman
Victoria G. Myers Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:45 AM CST

Time is a scarce commodity on the Graben farm, in Fyffe, Ala. Like a lot of cattlemen, Dale Graben puts in a full day of work before he comes home. Once there, the second-generation cattleman heads up a 130-head Angus-based cow herd, three broiler houses and about 275 acres of pasture and hay ground. He is probably the last guy you'd expect to take time out for a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification course.

But last spring, Graben and his equally overworked wife, Kim, attended a BQA class at the stockyards in Fort Payne, Ala., and received their cow/calf certification. ...

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