Oklahoma Quality Beef Network (OQBN)

Contact Info

Jeff Robe

OQBN Coordinator



Dana Zook

Northwest OK Area Specialist



Earl Ward

Northeast OK Area Specialist



Marty New

Southwest OK Area Specialist



Brian Freking

Southeast OK Area Specialist



Britt Hicks

Northwest OK Area Specialist




Oklahoma Quality Beef Network (OQBN)


About Oklahoma Quality Beef Network (OQBN)

The Oklahoma Quality Beef Network (OQBN) is a joint project of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service and the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association (OCA). OQBN is a network of beef producers, educators, veterinarians, and industry professionals committed to increasing producers' access to value added marketing opportunities and improving the quality of cattle produced in Oklahoma by increasing communication between all segments of the beef industry.

OQBN offers unbiased information on beef value enhancement. It provides producers, and others in the beef industry, with education and tools to enhance access to value-added programs. The programs include:

  • Health management verification
  • Age verification
  • Source verification
  • Production system verification
  • Genetic verification
  • Individual animal identification and traceability
  • Alignment with appropriate value-added cattle markets
  • Increased access to export markets


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