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Bullock Presented BIF Pioneer Award

The Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) presented Darrh Bullock, Georgetown, Kentucky, the BIF Pioneer Award June 12 during the group’s annual research symposium in Knoxville, Tennessee.

The BIF 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.

Bullock is a pioneer in developing programs and education concepts that have led to the betterment of beef breeding programs nationally. Serving as an extension professor at the University of Kentucky since 1992, he has made an impact on both students and faculty involved in beef cattle breeding and genetics. Beyond his role as a professor, Bullock has brought transformational in-state programming to the state of Kentucky. He developed a genetic session for the Master Cattleman program and was a founding member of Kentucky’s integrated resource management committee.

Bullock has a long-standing record of service to BIF, having served as the Eastern Region Secretary, chair of the multi-trait selection committee and chair of the guidelines committee. Bullock’s career has been focused on educating those around him and advancing the beef industry.

Approximately 500 beef producers, academia and industry representatives attended the organization’s 56th Annual Research Symposium and Convention in Knoxville. 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

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