Beef Improvement Federation

2022 BIF Symposium Presentation Archive

54th Annual BIF Research Symposium and Convention
June 1-3 • Las Cruces, New Mexico

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The Symposium general sessions were hosted in person as well as on the Zoom webinar platform. Click on the presentation titles to watch the archived presentation on YouTube. Every other week we will be posting a presentation synopsis.

The digital content for the 2022 BIF Symposium was sponsored by International Genetic Solutions (IGS).

General Session I ~Sustainability: Rhetoric vs. Reality~

Sustainability: Rhetoric vs. Reality – Ruaraidh Petre, executive director Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef
Video | Synopsis | Proceeding Paper

Fitting Environmental Impacts into Economic Selection Indexes – John Crowley, AbacusBio
Video | Synopsis | Proceeding Paper

Climate Neutral Beef: Where Do We Go From Here – Jason Sawyer, Associate Professor & Research Scientist, King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management
Video | Synopsis | Proceeding Paper

Strategies for Sustainability at the Ranch Producer Panel: Clay Mathis, moderator
Decky Spiller, Silver Spur LLC, Kiowa County, CO; Dr. Trey Patterson, Padlock Ranch chief executive officer; and Eric Jakobsen, Cattle for AgReserves vice president
Video | Synopsis

What I Heard: Clay Mathis

General Session II ~Global Perspectives on Adaptation and Genetic Prediction~

U.S. Genetic Exports: Where Are They Going and How Are They Doing – Tony Clayton, Clayton Agri-Marketing
Video | Synopsis | Proceeding Paper

Global Sourcing of Beef Genetics to Meet a Vertically Coordinated Breeding Objective – Phil George, Miratorg Agribusiness Holding production director, beef & lamb operations, Moscow, Russia
Video | Synopsis | Proceeding Paper

Harnessing Genetic x Environment interactions – are they important in production? – Milt Thomas, Colorado State University
Video | Synopsis | Proceeding Paper

Panel Discussion

Technical Breakouts

Advancements in Genomics and Genetic Prediction-Chair: Warren Snelling, US-Meat Animal Research Center

Sequencing as the Foundation for a Modern Agrigenomics – Jesse Hoff, Gencove — Video | Power Point

Relationship Between Mitochondrial DNA and Growth/Carcass Traits in Beef Cattle – Matt Spangler, University of Nebraska – Lincoln — Video | Power Point

The Bovine Pangenome Consortium: Developing Resources to Replace the Single Animal Reference Genome – Ben Rosen, USDA-ARS Animal Genomics and Improvement Laboratory — Video | Power Point

Considerations and Strategies for Imputation Reference Panel Construction – Troy Rowan, University of Tennessee – Knoxville — Video | Power Point

Panel discussion

Advancements in Producer Applications -Chair: Darrh Bullock, University of Kentucky

 Can you Afford to Avoid Crossbreeding? – Jennifer Minick Bormann, Kansas State University — Video | Power Point

Hitting the Bullseye: Factors Driving Bull Management and Bull Purchasing Decisions in the Southwest – Craig Gifford, New Mexico State University — Video | Power Point

iGENDEC – Next Generation Decision Support – Matt Spangler, University of Nebraska-Lincoln — Video | Power Point

Targeting Bull Selection to Match Your Management, Environment and Market – Mark Enns, Colorado State University — Video | Power Point

Advancements in Efficiency and Adaptability-Chair: Mark Enns, Colorado State University

Feedlot Heart Disease: Relationships between Heart Score and Performance – Scott E. Speidel, Colorado State University — Video | Power Point

Impact of arid environments on beef cow resiliency – Eric Scholljegerdes, New Mexico State University — Video | Power Point

Assessing the use of partial body weight measures for liveweight prediction – John Crowley, AbacusBio, Limited — Video | Power Point

Development of a Genetic Selection Program for Beef Cattle Grazing Distribution: An Update – Derek Bailey, New Mexico State University — Video | Power Point

Advancements in Emerging Technology-Chair: Megan Rolf, Kansas State University

Across Country Genetic Evaluations – Andre Garcia, Angus Genetics, Inc. — Video | Power Point

The Carbon Conundrum: Technical Limitations and Opportunities – Jason Sawyer, Texas A&M-Kingsville, King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management — Video | Power Point

Feedlot Heart Disease: New Trait Development and Validation of Packing Plant Heart Score – Milt Thomas, Colorado State University — Video | Power Point

PrimeOne – An Animal Breeding Project That Began With The End – Ty Lawrence, West Texas A&M University — Video | Power Point

Advancements in End Product Improvement-Chair: Tommy Perkins, West Texas A & M University

Ultrasound Guidelines Council Update – Tommy Perkins, West Texas A&M University — Video | Power Point

The Effect of Growth-Promoting Implants and Feeding Duration On Growth Performance, Feeding Behavior, Carcass Yields, and Empty Body Composition of Serially-Harvested Charolais X Angus Steers – Ty Lawrence, West Texas A&M University — Video | Power Point

Impact of Cow Nutrition on Final Body Composition Endpoints in Their Calves – Eric Scholljegerdes, New Mexico State University — Video | Power Point

Body Composition Impacts Due to the Transcriptome in Mature Cows and the F94l Myostatin Gene In Growing Beef Heifers – Kristin Hales, Texas Tech University — Video | Power Point

Advancements in Selection Decisions- Matt Spangler, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Building Environmental Sustainability into Selection Indexes – John Crowley, Abacus Bio — Video | Power Point

Contemplating Planning Horizon Length in Economically Optimal Selection Indexes – Matt Spangler, University of Nebraska-Lincoln — Video | Power Point

Breed Complementarity in the Context of Beef x Dairy Decisions – Bob Weaber, Kansas State University — Video | Power Point

Across-Breed EPD Adjustments: Progress on Missing Traits and Multi-breed Evaluations – Larry Kuehn, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center — Video | Power Point