The 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.