2020 BIF Research Symposium and Convention

June 2, 2020 3:57 pm

Angus Australia’s Strategic Projects Manager, Christian Duff and CSIRO Research Scientist Dr. Brad Hine, are joining the list of speakers at the 2020 Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Research Symposium and Convention which will be presented in a virtual format the week of June 8.

The presentation will be during the Technical Breakout – Advancement in Emerging Technology, with Christian and Brad presenting on ‘ImmuneDEX: Measuring and Selecting for Immune Competence in Angus’.

This session will take place on Thursday June 11th from 2pm Central Daylight Time (CDT) North America or from 5am Friday June 12th Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) and with Christian and Brad being the third presentation in this time slot, it is likely that this will take place after 6am AEST.

Angus Australia is a proud supporter of the 2020 Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Research Symposium and Convention as a Gold Sponsor.


About BIF

Founded in 1968, the Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) is an organization dedicated to coordinating all segments of the beef industry — from researchers and producers to retailers — in an effort to improve the efficiency, profitability and sustainability of beef production. The organization was initiated almost 70 years ago to encourage the use of objective measurements to evaluate beef cattle. Continuing the tradition, BIF is now the clearinghouse for developing standardized programs and methodologies for recording of performance data for all traits, from birth weights to carcass traits. Its three-leaf-clover logo symbolizes the link between industry, extension and research.

The Beef Improvement Federation holds an annual convention, bringing together industry professionals, producers and researchers to discuss current issues facing the beef industry.

The 52nd Annual Beef Improvement Federation Symposium — Online will be hosted the week of June 8 starting at noon CDT each day. The conference will be hosted on the Zoom webinar platform.

This year registration is FREE for all participants. The symposium is made possible through the generous support of many organizations including 2020 Patron Level sponsors Neogen, C-Lock Inc. and Zoetis. Please visit http://www.beefimprovement.org/symposium/sponsors to learn more about the businesses and organizations that have partnered with BIF to host this premier beef genetics producer education program.

Follow along during this year’s symposium on social media channels and by using the hashtag #BIF2020.

For a schedule and to register, visit beefimprovement.org/symposium.