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2004 BIF 36th Annual Meeting
May 25-28, 2004 ~ Sioux Falls, SD
Sioux Falls Convention Center

Tuesday, May 25
5 p.m. South Dakota Welcome Reception
7 p.m. Application of Developing Technologies in Animal Agriculture
Moderator: Don Boggs, South Dakota State University
•  Reproductive Technologies
David Faber, Trans Ova Genetics    
•  Transgenics
Jim Robl, Hematech, LLC     
•  DNA Fingerprinting and Marker-Assisted Selection  
Mark Thallman, USDA MARC

Wednesday, May 26
8 a.m. Welcome
8:15 a.m. New Technologies – Increased Cost or Increased Profit
Moderator: Jerry Lipsey, American Simmental Association
•  Multi-Trait Selection in a Single Gene Society
Dave Notter, Virginia Tech
•  Panel Discussion
Dave Notter, Virginia Tech; Dick Quaas, Cornell University; Craig Huffhines, American Hereford Association; Robert Williams, American International Charolais Association.

9:45 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m.
•  Leverage Points for Profit
Barry Dunn, Texas A&M - Kingsville

Noon BIF Recognition Luncheon

2 p.m. Roundtable Discussion
(click on committee's name for agenda)
•  Genetic Prediction
Larry Cundiff, USDA MARC
•  Producer Application
Sally Northcutt, American Angus Association
•  Live Animal, Carcass, and Endpoint
Robert Williams, American International Charolais Association

7 p.m. Evening Out — Washington Pavilion

Thursday, May 27
8 a.m. Meeting Demands
Moderator: Daryl Strohbehn, Iowa State University

•  Expectations of End Users
Cost of Meeting Consumer Demands
John Lawrence, Iowa State University

10:00 Break a.m.

10:30 a.m. NCBA Tenderness Project
CMP Resarch Team

11:30 a.m. Annual Meeting and Director Elections

Noon BIF Awards Luncheon

2 p.m. Roundtable Discussion
(click on committee's name for agenda)
•  Emerging Technologies.
Craig Huffhines, American Hereford Association
•  Selection Decisions
Darrh Bullock, University of Kentucky
•  Cowherd Efficiency
Mark Enns, Colorado State University

Night on the Town, Dinner on your own

Friday, May 30
South Dakota Beef Industry Tours
An option of tours will be available that will showcase South Dakota’s beef industry.