Registration is now open for the 2023 Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Research Symposium and Convention. This year’s event will be hosted July 3-6 in Calgary, Canada.
The deadline for early registration is February 28. Attendees can save $50 (U.S) by registering early. Registration includes a student and media option. Online registration is available at BIFSymposium.com. Early reservations at the Hyatt Regency Calgary, the headquarters hotel, are also highly recommended. You can also find hotel information posted to BIFSymposium.com.
The BIF Symposium features two and one-half days of educational programming with focused on this year’s theme “Precision Breeding.” Monday, July 3, kicks off with the Young Producer Symposium at 1 p.m. followed by the Welcome and Scholarship Reception. Monday evening the National Association of Animal Breeders (NAAB) will host its biennial symposium at 7 p.m.
Tuesday’s general session will feature presentations by Dr. Peter Amer, AbacusBio Limited managing director; Dr. Eileen Wall, Scotland’s Rural College head of research & professor of integrative livestock genetic; Dr. Filippo Miglior, Lactanet Canada scientist and innovation executive; and Dr. Brian Kinghorn, University of New England, Australia.
Wednesday’s general session speakers will include Dr. John Crowley, AbacusBio Limited; Dr. Juan Pedro Stieble, Iowa State University Lush Chair for Animal Breeding & Genetics; and Mokah Shmigelsky, OneCup AI CEO.
Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday late morning technical breakout sessions will focus on a range of beef-production and genetic-improvement topics. A highlight of this year’s symposium will be a Technology showcase at Olds College on Tuesday afternoon.
For registration and more symposium details, including 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 #BIF2023.
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.