Registration is now open for the 2022 Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Research Symposium and Convention. This year’s event will be hosted June 1-4 in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
The deadline for early registration is May 4. Attendees can save $50 by pre-registering. Registration includes a student and media option, as well as Young Producer Symposium Pre-tour only. Online registration is available at BIFSymposium.com.
The BIF Symposium features two days of educational programming. The first general session — “Sustainability: Rhetoric vs. Reality”— will feature presentations by Ruaraidh Petre, Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef executive director; John Crowley, AbacusBio; and Jason Sawyer, King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management associate professor & research scientist. During the second general session the theme will be “Global Perspectives on Adaptation and Genetic Prediction.” Speakers Friday will include Tony Clayton, Clayton Agri-Marketing; Billy Estrada, Tres Marias Ranch, Mexico: Phil George, Miratorg Agribusiness Holding production director, beef & lamb operations, Moscow, Russia; and Bob Prosser, Bar T Ranch.
Thursday and Friday afternoon technical breakout sessions will focus on a range of beef-production and genetic-improvement topics.
A highlight of this year’s convention will be the Young Producer Symposium and Pre-Tour on Tuesday afternoon at the Santa Teresa livestock border crossing, the largest crossing facility in the U.S. All attendees are invited to the tour that will include a lunch sponsored by STLA and Asociación Ganadera Local de Juarez.
For more symposium details, including registration information, a complete schedule and hotel information, visit BIFSymposium.com. Prior to and during this year’s symposium, be sure to follow the event on social media channels using the hashtag #BIF2022.
Each year the BIF symposium draws a large group of leading seedstock and commercial beef producers, academics and allied industry partners. The attendance list is a “who’s who” of the beef value chain, offering great networking opportunities and conversations about the issues of the day. Program topics focus on how the beef industry can enhance value through genetic improvement across a range of attributes that affect the value chain.