- Livestock Quality Assurance Moodle Online Course
- 2012 Face-to-Face Training Materials
- Former Quality Assurance Web Site,
Extension Staff Only
Coming Soon! Quality Assurance Program
The 4-H Quality Assurance (QA) Program teaches youth about the quality of meat and food products that come from livestock. Quality assurance for livestock producers means making a promise to the consumers, or the people who consume the meat, milk and dairy products, and eggs that come from livestock poultry. The promise made is that products from livestock will be the highest possible quality and producers will do everything possible to make these products safe to eat.
Livestock Quality Assurance Online Course
The Livestock Quality Assurance Online Course has been developed to assist Nebraska 4-H youth with learning about major areas of proper animal care, including:
- daily care and management
- carcass quality
To enroll in the self-directed online course, Internet access and an email address (each 4-H youth will need their own unique email address to register) is required.
Completion Requirements for 4-H Youth
4-H youth ages 8-18, who are enrolled in a livestock project (beef, dairy cattle, dairy goat, meat goat, poultry, rabbit, sheep, and swine), are required to complete three modules in the Livestock Quality Assurance Online Course by June 15 of the current year in order to complete that year’s QA requirements. Intermediate and Senior age youth may alternatively elect to take a test-out test. Practice test-out tests are available through the online course, however, the actual test is administered by their local extension office.
The online course has been divided into three age levels:
- Junior (4-H youth ages 8-10)
- Intermediate (4-H youth ages 11-14)
- Senior (4-H youth ages 15-18)
Upon completion of each module, youth will be able to print a certificate of completion. Youth will need to deliver this certificate of completion their your local Extension Office on or before published due dates to receive full credit for completion.
Quality Assurance Written and Practice Tests
Intermediate and Senior Level youth are eligible to take a written test to fulfill Quality Assurance age level requirements. The written test must be taken at an Extension Office. Local Extension Offices will need to email UNL Extension in order to receive the final test out tests for the year. Arrangements for youth to complete the written test can be made through their local Extension Office.
If you are taking a Senior Level Test, you may take a large or small animal test. Passing is 70 percent. The Intermediate Level Test has 25 multiple choice questions, while the Senior Level test has 30 multiple choice questions.
Practice Tests are available on the Livestock Quality Assurance Online Course. After completing the Practice Tests, the Written Test may be taken through your local UNL Extension Office.
The study materials for the Intermediate Level Tests are the information available through the Livestock Quality Assurance Online Course.
Online Course Information
- Livestock Quality Assurance Online Course
- Online Course Instruction Sheet with Questions/Answers
Manuals and Resources
- Nebraska Beef Quality Assurance Manual, Nebraska Cattlemen
- Youth Pork Quality Assurance Manual, National Pork Board
- Animal Care Resources