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Heidi Carroll

SDSU Extension Livestock Stewardship Field Specialist & Beef Quality Assurance Coordinator

605-688-6623

Animal Science Complex 218
Animal Science-Box 2170
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007

Heidi supports the citizens of South Dakota in her role as the SDSU Extension Livestock Stewardship Field Specialist & Beef Quality Assurance Coordinator at the South Dakota State University campus in Brookings.

Also by Heidi Carroll

A statue of a dairy cow on a landscaped terrace in front of a long dairy barn.

Being Vigilant of Livestock Property Security and Surveillance

Livestock producers have many daily responsibilities when it comes to caring for and protecting their animals. One responsibility is to remain vigilant regarding individuals that oppose the use of animals for food or other purposes.

A series of hog barns.

Preparing for a PQA Plus Site Assessment

The PQA Plus site assessment is an on-farm evaluation of a production site by a qualified PQA Plus Advisor. A review of standard operating procedures and office records, including caretaker training, animal observations, and the facilities will occur during the site assessment.

Cover of the PQA Plus Education Handbook, Version 4.0. Courtesy: National Pork Board

Introducing PQA Plus Version 4

The Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA Plus®) program is about education. The most-recent version of the program, PQA Plus Version 4, became effective June 3, 2019.