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2003 BIF 35th Annual Meeting
May 28-31, 2003 ~ Lexington, KY
Hyatt Downtown

Wednesday, May 28
5 p.m. Welcome Reception
7:30 p.m. NAAB Symposium
•  Management if Young Cows for Maximum Reproductive Performance
Tom Geary, USDA-ARS, Fort Keogh    
•  Using Estradiol Cypionate (ECP®) vs. GnRH in Controlled A.I. Breeding Programs,
Jeffrey S. Stevenson, Kansas State University     
•  Synchronization vs. Natural Service. The pounds and profit advantage.  
Les Anderson

Thursday, May 29
8 a.m. Welcome
8:15 a.m. Surviving Environmental Challenges
Moderator: Tom Jenkins, USDA-MARC
•  The Fescue Toxicosis Story – An Update
Carl Hoveland, University of Georgia
•  Tall Fescue Endophyte Toxicosis in Beef Cattle:
Clinical Mode of Action and Potential Mitigation through Cattle Genetics,
Richard Browning, Tennessee State University

9:45-10:15 a.m. Break

•  Management of Beef Production in an Adverse Environment
Jim Gerrish, GrazingLand Consultant

Questions and Summation

Noon BIF Recognition Luncheon

2 - 5 p.m. Round Table Discussion
(click on committee's name for agenda)
Emerging Technologies
Selection Decisions
Cow Herd Efficiency

Kentucky Night Out

Friday, May 30
8 a.m. Traits to Dollars
Moderator: Craig Huffines, American Hereford Association

•  Panel Discussion: What will the target be?
Jim Norwood (PM Beef Group), Glen Dolezal (Excel), John Tobe (Laura's Lean Beef), and Joe Bill Meng (Creekstone Farms)

9 a.m. Questions and Discussion

9:30-10 a.m. Break


Available Tools for Making Genetic Change
Tom Fields, Colorado State University

•  How Best to Achieve Genetic Change
Dorian Garrick, Colorado State University

11:30 a.m. Questions and Summation

Noon BIF Awards Luncheon

Following luncheon
Spouses Tour

2 - 5 p.m. Round Table Discussion
(click on committee's name for agenda)
Producer Application
Genetic Prediction
Live Animal, Carcass, and Endpoint

Night on the Town, Dinner on your own

Saturday, May 31

Kentucky Tours
An option of tours will be available that will showcase Kentucky’s beef industry and heritage.