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2023 BIF Symposium Presentation Archive

55th Annual BIF Research Symposium and Convention
July 3-6 • Calgary, Alberta, Canada

The Symposium general sessions were hosted in person as well as on the Zoom webinar platform. Click on the presentation titles to watch the archived presentation on YouTube.

The digital content for the 2023 BIF Symposium was sponsored by International Genetic Solutions (IGS).

General Session Presentations

Precision Breeding Opportunities in an Evolving Breeding Objective Landscape – Dr. Peter Amer, AbacusBio Limited Managing Director
Video | Synopsis | Proceeding Paper | Presentation PPT

Changing the Narrative Around Animal Agriculture Using Innovative Genetic Selection – Dr. Mike Lohuis, The Semex Alliance
Video | Synopsis | Proceeding Paper | Presentation PPT

Genetic Selection Tools That Support Dairy Farmers of Canada Achieve Net-Zero GHG Emissions By 2050 – Dr. Filippo Miglior, Lactanet Canada Scientist and Innovation Executive
Video | Synopsis | Proceeding Paper

Precision Matching of Objectives and Technologies in The Implementation of Breeding Programs – Dr. Brian Kinghorn, University of New England, Australia
Video | Synopsis | Proceeding Paper | Presentation PPT

A recap of Tuesday’s theme towards precision breeding, now that we’ve established WHY we’re going to discuss HOW to do it – Dr. John Crowley, AbacusBio Limited
Video | Presentation PPT

Use of Hardware and Sensors Towards Phenomics to Deliver Complex Data and Advance Animal Breeding – Dr. Juan Pedro Steibel, Lush Chair for Animal Breeding & Genetics, Iowa State University
Video | Synopsis | Presentation PPT

Coupling Artificial Intelligence That Uses Computer Vision Through On Farm Cameras Delivers A Sophisticated Phenotyping System, And The Challenges Herein – Mokah Shmigelsky, OneCup AI
Video | Synopsis | Presentation PPT

Technical Breakouts

Advancements in Genomics and Genetic Prediction-Chair: Warren Snelling, US-Meat Animal Research Center

Current Advances in Selection – Dr. Steve MillerVideo | Synopsis | Presentation PPT

Non-additive Genetics – Dr. John BasarabVideo | Synopsis | Presentation PPT

Rewarding High-Quality Data with Higher Accuracies (herd specific residual variance) – Dr. Mark ThallmanVideo | Synopsis | Presentation PPT

Newly Developed Genetic Evaluation for High Immune Response and Cow Longevity – Dr. Kajal Devani — Video | Synopsis | Presentation PPT

Advancements in Producer Applications -Chair: Darrh Bullock, University of Kentucky

Why Should Commercial Cattlemen be Interested in Genomics? – Dr. Troy RowanVideo | Synopsis | Presentation PPT

VBP+: How Sustainability and Genetics Fit Together – Shannon ArgentVideo | Synopsis | Presentation PPT

Panel discussion: A Business Case for Using EPDs – Sean McGrath, Paul Bennett and Donnell BrownVideo | Synopsis

Advancements in Efficiency and Adaptability-Chair: Mark Enns, Colorado State University

Methane, Feed Intake and Maintenance Energy – Dr. Megan RolfVideo | Synopsis | Presentation PPT

Pulmonary Hypertension: Feedlot Heart Failure and High-Altitude Disease – Dr. Tim HoltVideo | Synopsis | Presentation PPT

Genetics of Heart Score and Relationships with Performance – Dr. Scott SpeidelVideo | Synopsis | Presentation PPT

Feedlot Heart Disease: Perspectives from a Vertically Integrated Production Chain – Dr. Justin BuchannanVideo | Synopsis | Presentation PPT

Advancements in Emerging Technology-Chair: Megan Rolf, Kansas State University

New Technology Going Into The Generation of Genomically Enhanced EPDs – Dr. Daniella LourencoVideo | Synopsis | Presentation PPT

Extreme Weather Impact on Female Fertility – Dr. Juan Hernandez-MedranoVideo | Synopsis | Presentation PPT

RightMate: Precision Breeding by Genomic Mating – Dr. Mahdi SaatchiVideo | Synopsis | Presentation PPT

Advancements in End Product Improvement-Chair: Tommy Perkins, West Texas A & M University

National Beef Quality Survey Results – Michaela Clowser and Dr. Jeff SavellVideo | Synopsis | Presentation PPT

The Use of Machine Learning and REIMS Technology to Improve Beef Quality – Dr. Andy KingVideo | Synopsis | Presentation PPT

The Use of Phenomics to Improve Carcass and Meat Quality – Dr. Manuel JuarezVideo | Synopsis | Presentation PPT

Ultrasound Guidelines Council Systems Review and Approval of New Software to Estimate Carcass Quality – Dr. Tommy PerkinsVideo | Synopsis | Presentation PPT

Advancements in Selection Decisions- Matt Spangler, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Quantifiable Differences to Inform Breed Selection and Use – Dr. Larry KuehnVideo | Synopsis | Presentation PPT

Quantifying Inbreeding Levels and Contemplating Inbreeding in Selection – Dr. Filippo MigliorVideo | Synopsis | Presentation PPT

Sequencing Strategies to Enhance the Next Generation of Genetic Evaluations – Dr. Troy RowanVideo | Synopsis | Presentation PPT

Young Producer Symposium

Innovation Investment Opportunities in Canadian Ag-Tech – Dawn Trautman — Video | Synopsis | Presentation PPT

On-Farm Innovation in Action Panel Discussion – Charlotte Wasylik, Ben Campbell and Jordan Miller — Video | Synopsis | Presentation PPT

A Case Study: Innovation Through Diversity – Jennifer Kyle and Jordan Miller — Video | Synopsis | Presentation PPT

Mentorship for Innovation – Virgil Lowe — Video | Synopsis | Presentation PPT

NAAB Seminar

Increasing Value of Steers Relative to Heifers: An opportunity for “Male” Sexed Semen? – Dr. Ken Odde, K-State professor emeritus

A Breed Perspective – Creating Tools for Desired Outcomes – Mark McCully, American Angus Association CEO, and Dr. Clint Rusk, American International Charolais Association CEO

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