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Do you Qualify as a Performance Advocate?

June 30, 2020 Industry News ASA
Simmental members rise to the top by collecting phenotypic and genomic data. Performance Advocate recognizes dedicated and driven Total Herd Enrollment participants who track 8 to 14 traits listed below. Have you checked your score, yet? You have until August…

Milk, it does the beef industry good

May 28, 2020 Industry News ASA
Meatingplace, By Tom Johnston | Advancing technology and breeding practices in dairies have produced more calves to the benefit of the beef industry in the form of more Prime and Choice grade product, a development that can be more mutually beneficial when…

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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