BIF Live Animal, Carcass and End Product Committee Agenda
Chairman: Robert Williams, American International Charolais Association
1. NCBA Cattle Identification Standards and Recommendations
Allan Bright, Antioch, Neb., is the NCBA animal identification sub-committee chairman, and will present an overview of the NCBA Cattle Identification Standards and Recommendations.
2. APTC Program
Bob Hough of the Red Angus Association of America will present an update on the Beef Cattle Ultrasound Technician Annual Proficiency Testing and Certification (APTC) Program.
3. NCBA Carcass Merit Project
Dan Moser, Kansas State University, will present an update on the NCBA Carcass Merit Project.
4. Predicting Retail Product with Live Animal Measures
J. R. Tait, Iowa State University, will make a presentation on predicting Retail Product with Live Animal Measures.
5. Using Ultrasound Measurements for Carcass Evaluation
Keith Bertrand of the University of Georgiawill disucss the use of live animal ultrasound carcass measurements in carcass genetic evaluation of beef cattle.