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Beef Abroad: Insights into the Scottish Cattle Industry

October 13, 2020 Industry News ASA
By Troy Rowan, Ph.D. Graduate Candidate at the University of Missouri | Editor's note: Troy Rowan, recent recipient of the Walton-Berry Graduate Student Support Grant, studied abroad at the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute in Scotland looking at…

Maximum Carcass Knowledge - Leverage CMP & CXP in Customer’s Herds

October 13, 2020 Industry News ASA
By Lane Giess, Director of Commercial & Nontraditional Data Programs We get it, your bull buyers are the reason for your success. They’ve bought into your breeding program and trust your genetics are going to help make them be more profitable cattle…

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

“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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