2024 BIF Symposium to Take Place in June

By Trish Svoboda

The 2024 Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Research Symposium and Convention will take place in Knoxville, Tennessee June 10-13th, as announced in a release.

The focus of the BIF Symposium is improving maternal traits and efficiency. The first day, Monday, June 10th, will begin with the Young Producer Symposium at 1:00 p.m., and the Welcome and Scholarship Reception. That evening, a panel discussion on Feeder Cattle will center around the value of improved genetics and health in the production of feeder cattle.

Tuesday’s focus will be on “Building a Better Cow”, and have presentations from Dr. Jared Decker, University of Missouri; Dr. Darrh Bullock, University of Kentucky; Dr. Bob Weaber, Kansas State University; and Dr. Dave Lalman, Oklahoma State University.

The theme of Wednesday’s general session will further explore the concept of building maternal excellence. Featured speakers for the session include Dr. Christine Baes from the University of Guelph, Dr. Larry Kuehn from the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, and Dr. Mike Coffey from Scotland’s Rural College.

There will also be technical breakout sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon that will focus on a variety of beef production and genetic-improvement topics.

For registration and more symposium details, including hotel information, visit BIFSymposium.com.

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