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BIF Continues to Expand Reach Transitioning to Online Symposium in 2020

This year’s BIF Research Symposium and Convention moves to virtual event scheduled for the week of June 8.

The BIF board of directors along with the Florida 2020 BIF Research Symposium and Convention committee have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation, with particular consideration to its effect on this year’s convention.

“Due to increasing concerns around this evolving situation and standing by our commitment to keeping the safety of our participants, volunteers and partners as our top priority — we’ve made the decision to transition this year’s conference to an online format,” announces Tommy Clark, BIF president.

BIF leadership is in the process of planning an updated symposium online. At this time the virtual event will be hosted online the week of June 8. >> Read more

Updated Across-Breed EPD Tables Released

2020 Across-Breed EPD Table & Improvements

BIF Guidelines

The BIF Guidelines revision committee has transitioned the traditional BIF Guidelines to an online, searchable WIKI format.

The BIF Guidelines Drafting Committee was initially selected by the BIF Board of Directors in June 2018, and given the mandate to redevelop the BIF Guidelines for Uniform Beef Improvement as a wiki. Members with a diverse set of experiences and knowledge were chosen to reorganize and refresh the BIF Guidelines book. Much in beef cattle improvement had changed since the last edition (9th). Technologies were rapidly advancing and it was recognized that accessing a larger community of stakeholders and experts would be more effective at keeping the Guidelines current. It had become clear to the board that a wiki format managed by the Drafting Committee, with oversight from the Board’s Guidelines Committee, and developed by the stakeholders, met these needs.

51st Annual Meeting and Research Symposium

Brookings, South Dakota • June 18-21-2019

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During #BeefImprovement19 the new WIKI (online, searchable) format is being discussed. You can view this new Guidelines format at:

11th BIF Genetic Prediction Workshop 

Kansas City, Missouri • December 5-6, 2018

Presentation PDFs || Preliminary proceedings


50th Annual Meeting and Research Symposium
Loveland, Colorado •  June 20-23, 2018

Proceedings:  PDF || Flipbook

Press Releases

BIF Conference Website by Angus Media: Check out the website for synopsis, audio recording and other highlights.

Please enjoy this video highlighting the first 50 years of the Beef Improvement Federation and a look at what’s next for BIF.


BIF Celebrates 50 Years — Read this article highlighting BIF’s first 50 years.



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