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Right Man at the Right Time

July 30, 2020 Industry News ASA
By Dan Rieder | Earl B. Peterson, who served as ASA’s CEO between 1978 and 1990, has passed away, leaving behind a legacy based on his skills as a money manager and practical administrator. “I knew Earl casually before he joined the ASA staff, so I was…

New Research Program Offers Members Half-off Genomic Tests for Their Calf Crop

July 29, 2020 Industry News ASA
By Drs. Jackie Atkins and Rachel Endecott | Background: Calf Crop Genomics, a recent program launched by the American Simmental Association in collaboration with Neogen®, offers a 50% off GGP-LD genomic test including parentage ($25 compared to $50 equivalent…

BIF Releases New Guidelines for Performance Evaluation

Angie Stump Denton, Kansas State University Extension     |      

BIF announces Guidelines for Uniform Beef Improvement Programs ( CCA )

Since its establishment in 1968, the primary purpose of the Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) has been to bring standardization to performance testing and evaluation. In keeping with this mission, BIF is proud to unveil the latest version of its Guidelines for Uniform Beef Improvement Programs. After nine printed editions, the Guidelines have been reinvented in a web-based Wiki format, which can be found at http://guidelines.beefimprovement.org.

“This new format allows the Guidelines to be continually updated to keep pace with the rapidly evolving field of objectively evaluating beef cattle,” explains BIF President Tommy Clark.

According to Darrh Bullock, BIF eastern regional vice president and chairman of the Guidelines committee, says, “The overall result is a more dynamic set of Guidelines that will enhance and rejuvenate BIF’s contribution to the industry. It achieves the goal of returning the Guidelines to its role of standardization rather than just documentation. Overall, these re-imagined Guidelines will again make BIF the first place people will go when looking at enhancing their breed improvement program.”

 
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