I'M A NITWITT WHAT DOES IT MEAN
Posted Thu, Oct 27 2011 12:16 AM CST
LEE Y
BBB
SAN SABA, TX

Posts: 23
ok i guess i'm a nitwitt anyone tell me what TQA cert means?? REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Thu, Oct 27 2011 02:30 PM CST
KENNY KAY
CUSTOM CATTLE COMPANY, INC.
HALLSVILLE, TX
903-720-2324

Posts: 55
Originally Posted by: LEE Y
Quote: "ok i guess i'm a nitwitt anyone tell me what TQA cert means??"

TQA - stands for Transport Quality Assurance. The Certification is issued after testing is passed which enable you to be reconginized bythe Pork Industry. It is a program that helps swine transporters,producers and handlers the understanding and know how to handle and transport pigs, or set protocols for handling pigs. It is a potential influence of animal well-being and pork quality.
More and more kill plants are requiring this type of certification in order to enter their facilities. Point and case such as Cargil in Canada.
It is my understanding that they even have to be certified in transportation of "livestock'. I've callled on this Certification, however it is not manditory at this time in the States. So if you want this Certification you will have to go to Canada to get it. I was told that in 2012 they planned to bring it to the States for some sort of U.S. Certification. We will see, not sure i want it because this usually is associated with a lot of red tape. As you all know it will not help change some low rates, lol!
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Posted Thu, Oct 27 2011 02:55 PM CST
JOHN JOHNSON
ST JOSEPH, MO
816-752-7415

Posts: 2
Originally Posted by: KENNY KAY
Quote: "TQA - stands for Transport Quality Assurance. The Certification is issued after testing is passed which enable you to be reconginized bythe Pork Industry. It is a program that helps swine transporters,producers and handlers the understanding and know how to handle and transport pigs, or set protocols for handling pigs. It is a potential influence of animal well-being and pork quality. More and more kill plants are requiring this type of certification in order to enter their facilities. Point and case such as Cargil in Canada. It is my understanding that they even have to be certified in transportation of livestock'. I've callled on this Certification, however it is not manditory at this time in the States. So if you want this Certification you will have to go to Canada to get it. I was told that in 2012 they planned to bring it to the States for some sort of U.S. Certification. We will see, not sure i want it because this usually is associated with a lot of red tape. As you all know it will not help change some low rates, lol!"

You don't have to go to canada to get TQA certified! I have been certified in oklahoma and renewed in iowa! It's not mandatory some plants just require it hormel/triumph require it. Thanks and have a good day
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Posted Thu, Oct 27 2011 03:43 PM CST
LEE Y
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SAN SABA, TX

Posts: 23

thanks kenny. there tryin to cram more bs up are rearends. seen a pic a few years ago in a feedlot in kansas of a cowboy and his horse dressed in osha gear, there tryin to protect edditts from being edditts. and its costing us more and more, theres a fight looming, i'm getting dam tired of people making assnine laws and they don't know there behind from a hole in the ground

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Posted Thu, Oct 27 2011 04:11 PM CST
KENNY KAY
CUSTOM CATTLE COMPANY, INC.
HALLSVILLE, TX
903-720-2324

Posts: 55
Originally Posted by: JOHN JOHNSON
Quote: "You don't have to go to canada to get TQA certified! I have been certified in oklahoma and renewed in iowa! It's not mandatory some plants just require it hormel/triumph require it. Thanks and have a good day"

You misread what i said. I know you can get Certified in the States for TQA. i was Cerified in Houston, Tx. What I was talking about is that Cargill in Canda requires it. Most Canadian Livestock Transporters are also Certified to haul livestock was my point. To be honest i think either would in my mind ,because its about the well being of the animals in which you are hauling.
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Posted Thu, Oct 27 2011 04:14 PM CST
KENNY KAY
CUSTOM CATTLE COMPANY, INC.
HALLSVILLE, TX
903-720-2324

Posts: 55
Originally Posted by: LEE Y
Quote: " thanks kenny. there tryin to cram more bs up are rearends. seen a pic a few years ago in a feedlot in kansas of a cowboy and his horse dressed in osha gear, there tryin to protect edditts from being edditts. and its costing us more and more, theres a fight looming, i'm getting dam tired of people making assnine laws and they don't know there behind from a hole in the ground"

LMBO. Thanks needed that humor.
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Posted Fri, Oct 28 2011 02:59 PM CST
THOMAS SCHMUECKER
SCHMUECKER TRUCK LINE
EARLVILLE, IA
563-875-8349

Posts: 6
Originally Posted by: LEE Y
Quote: "ok i guess i'm a nitwitt anyone tell me what TQA cert means??"

You can get T Q A certified at my office. Iam a TQA instructor just call ahead for appointment.
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Posted Fri, Oct 28 2011 03:11 PM CST
THOMAS SCHMUECKER
SCHMUECKER TRUCK LINE
EARLVILLE, IA
563-875-8349

Posts: 6
I am a TQA certified instructor. You can take the test at my shop. Call for an appointment. Cost is $30.00. You can rech me at 563-875-8349. Thanks.
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Posted Fri, Oct 28 2011 06:43 PM CST
DARYL GERBER
GERBER AG SERVICES
MERCER, PA

Posts: 7
Originally Posted by: LEE Y
Quote: "ok i guess i'm a nitwitt anyone tell me what TQA cert means??"

it means someone will gladly take your money and then give you a worthless piece of paper in return...
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Posted Fri, Oct 28 2011 09:01 PM CST
THOMAS SCHMUECKER
SCHMUECKER TRUCK LINE
EARLVILLE, IA
563-875-8349

Posts: 6
Originally Posted by: DARYL GERBER
Quote: "it means someone will gladly take your money and then give you a worthless piece of paper in return..."

Its worth it when you get to a packing and they wont let you unload without it.
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Posted Sat, Oct 29 2011 08:58 AM CST
KENNY KAY
CUSTOM CATTLE COMPANY, INC.
HALLSVILLE, TX
903-720-2324

Posts: 55
Originally Posted by: THOMAS SCHMUECKER
Quote: "Its worth it when you get to a packing and they wont let you unload without it."

I totally agree with you Thomas. Since getting this it has opened up a lot more Livestock that can be hauled and thats always better for ones bottom line!
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Posted Sat, Oct 29 2011 09:26 PM CST
LEE Y
BBB
SAN SABA, TX

Posts: 23
i know there are folks that don't know the head from the tail in livestock, thats why most put experienced in there ads, and been around dum guys beatin the crap out of hogs, trying to burn the hide off every head of cattle that goes buy in the chute, i'd fire the on the spot if they were my cows, or my drivers, but excepting this bull is just another kick in the behind just another reason for somebody to put there hand in your pocket, and it ant to fondel ya. like earl pitts says wake up america REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Mon, Oct 31 2011 02:10 AM CST
JUSTIN MOSSER
JUSTIN D. MOSSER TRUCKING
MILLERSBURG, PA
570-898-1483

Posts: 4
call your local extension office they give the course for free. TQA IS NOT A LAW it is an agrement between the pork board and packing house's. if you put a little time into it you can find the course for free search tqa. don't pay for it. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Mon, Oct 31 2011 08:54 AM CST
LEE Y
BBB
SAN SABA, TX

Posts: 23
ok thanks guys for all the info on this i hadn't herad of this, and really to me its sounds like sometong for freight haulers, REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Wed, Nov 02 2011 03:40 PM CST
LARRY PETERSEN
PETERSEN TRANSPORT
MAQUOKETA, IA
563-212-0947

Posts: 5

It's as simple as this.......Dont haul hogs, then you wont need to be TQA qualified

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Posted Wed, Nov 02 2011 11:11 PM CST
LEE Y
BBB
SAN SABA, TX

Posts: 23
well guess what it' not so simple, i don't haul hogs, some fool will try to force that liberal or peta crap on cattle haulers you watch, and everybody will bend over an take it REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Fri, Nov 04 2011 04:58 PM CST
FRANK POER
NOT WORKING
DECATUR, TX
817-821-0931

Posts: 43
so has anyone heard when they are goin to make us get beef certified?
been hearnin people talk bout it but I was just wonderin?

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Posted Sat, Nov 26 2011 09:09 PM CST
THOMAS SCHMUECKER
SCHMUECKER TRUCK LINE
EARLVILLE, IA
563-875-8349

Posts: 6
Not tryin to get rich just trying to help REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Sat, Dec 03 2011 12:07 PM CST
KYLE KASS
NIEHUS TRUCKING
LE MARS, IA
712-540-3950

Posts: 5
Originally Posted by: THOMAS SCHMUECKER
Quote: "I am a TQA certified instructor. You can take the test at my shop. Call for an appointment. Cost is $30.00. You can rech me at 563-875-8349. Thanks."

don't be fooled by these "instructors"! do not pay them for tqa certification. they get paid by the pork checkoff for each person they certify!

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Posted Sat, Dec 03 2011 12:10 PM CST
KYLE KASS
NIEHUS TRUCKING
LE MARS, IA
712-540-3950

Posts: 5
u hafta be certified to haul fat cattle into PMI in windom minnestoa REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Sat, Dec 03 2011 12:15 PM CST
UTICA LIVESTOCK CARRIERS
PORT PERRY, ON
877-985-0511

Posts: 8
the way i look at it once you are TQA if there is a issue and you have them on your truck it is your problem no one elses be cause you are TQA and should Know better REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Sat, Dec 03 2011 11:17 PM CST
MIKE RUDD
RUDD TRUCKING LLC.
GARLAND, UT
435-279-4090

Posts: 3
Everyones time is worth something! Waller in ignorance if you want to, the guy just offered you a service for $30.00 @ your convenience and you had to jab at him. My hats off to anyone willing to help out, even if he gets paid for it! The problem with half of these guys out here is that their mothers never used a belt on them when they deserved it as a kid....... I know that is a little old school but somedays the bullshit runneth deep! REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Thu, Mar 08 2012 08:35 PM CST
DANNY COPPESS
COPPESS FARM PARTNERSHIP
MECHANICSVILLE, IA
319-929-3981

Posts: 10
Hey just to set the record straight, we do not get paid by the pork board to give these tests Kyle Kress. Whereever you got that information they are wrong. Ive been a advisor for 3 years now and never got nothin from the pork board. And to Schmuecker, really $30? REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE