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Bullock Receives 2009 BIF
Continuing Service Award

Darrh Bullock receives Continuing Service Award

Darrh Bullock (left), Lexington, Ky., was honored by BIF with a Continuing Service Award presented during the organization’s 41st Annual Research Symposium and Annual Meeting in Sacramento, Calif. Presenting the award is BIF Outgoing President Tommy Brown, Clanton, Ala.

[Photo by Cornerpost Publications, publisher of the California Cattleman.]
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SACRAMENTO, CALIF. (May 1, 2009) – The Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) honored Darrh Bullock, Lexington, Ky., with a Continuing Service Award, presented during its 41st Annual Research Symposium and Annual Meeting April 30-May 3 in Sacramento, Calif.

Bullock was raised on a large commercial cow-calf operation and watermelon family farm near Williston, Fla. He earned a bachelor’s degree in animal and dairy science from Auburn University, Auburn, Ala., in 1984. Bullock worked at the Auburn University Lower Coastal Plain Research Station, Camden, Ala., as the herdsman for the beef cattle breeding project from 1984 through 1986.

He returned to the Auburn campus and earned a master’s degree in animal breeding and genetics in 1988. He earned a doctorate in beef cattle breeding and genetics from the University of Georgia, Athens, Ga., in 1992.

Bullock was appointed as a University of Kentucky (UK) Cooperative Extension Service assistant professor in 1992. He earned the rank of associate Extension professor in 1997 and beef cattle Extension specialist in beef breeding and genetics in 2004.

His primary responsibility is coordinating the state’s beef breeding and genetic management educational activities. He serves as a core member of the UK Beef Integrated Resource Management (IRM) Committee and as the Extension Beef Group coordinator for all beef-related research, teaching and Extension activities in the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Kentucky, Lexington. He also serves as the overall Extension coordinator for the department.

Bullock continues to be very active in both national and international beef breeding organizations. He recently stepped down as the eastern regional secretary and chair of the BIF Multi-trait Selection Committee and currently represents the National Beef Cattle Evaluation Consortium (NBCEC) on the BIF board. He also serves the BIF as the U.S. representative to the International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR) Beef Recording Working Group, based in Rome, Italy.

He is a member of the board of directors and coordinator of educational programs for the NBCEC, and he has been active in the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS), serving in leadership positions for the southern section and southern region Extension Beef Group.

Bullock is a member of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association and the Kentucky Beef Improvement Association (BCIA). Darrh and his wife, Helene, have two children, Lukas and Hanna.

Editor’s Note: This release is provided by the Beef Improvement Federation. The 41st BIF Research Symposium and Annual Meeting was hosted by the California Beef Cattle Improvement Association (CBCIA) and the California Cattlemen’s Association (CCA). For more information, contact Kelli Toledo at 559-972-8987 or visit www.calcattlemen.org/bif2009.html.


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