The Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) presented David Bolduc, Stavely, Alberta, Canada, the BIF Pioneer Award July 5 during the group’s annual research symposium in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
The Pioneer Award recognizes individuals who have made lasting contributions to the improvement of beef cattle, honoring those who have had a major role in acceptance of performance reporting and documentation as the primary means to make genetic change in beef cattle.
In 2018 Bolduc was recognized with the inaugural Certified Angus Beef Canadian Commitment to Excellence Award for vision and determination to produce genetics that perform for their commercial buyers and yield excellent beef. He has generously contributed his time and mentorship to the industry, sitting on various boards including the Canadian Angus Association, Canadian Beef Breeds Council, BIF, and Canadian Beef Grading Agency at a time when they made significant progress and important decisions.
“Bolduc is a true pioneer,” says Kajal Devani, Canadian Angus Association director of science and technology. “He embodies not just using science and technology, but actively seeks and participates in innovation. Bolduc is always willing and eager to step up and participate in research and development projects whether it involves genomics or scoring cows for teat and udder structure or foot structure.”
More than 300 beef producers, academia and industry representatives attended the organization’s 55th Annual Research Symposium and Convention in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. BIF’s mission is to help improve the industry by promoting greater acceptance of beef cattle performance evaluation.
For more information about this year’s symposium, including additional award winners and coverage of meeting and tours, visit BIFSymposium.com.