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BIF Announces 2010
Gateway to Profit Conference

Apply the science of genetics to optimize profit potential in beef production.

RALEIGH, N.C. (March 26, 2010) — Discover how the latest in beef genetics and production practices provide a unique benefit to the bottom line during the “Gateway to Profit” symposium hosted by the Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) this summer.

The BIF research symposium and annual meeting will be June 28-July 1 in Columbia, Mo. The Holiday Inn Select Executive Conference Center in Columbia will serve as event headquarters.

Industry experts from the United States and abroad will discuss leading genetic advancements and offer attendees practical solutions to adapt these technologies to their own operations. Event coordinators anticipate about 900 progressive cattle producers, veterinarians, academics and allied industry personnel from around the world will attend.

“The annual BIF conference is considered one of the most influential and innovative programs in beef genetic technologies,” explains Bob Weaber, BIF planning committee co-chairman. “What makes our program unique is the emphasis we place on bringing this advanced science to a practical level of understanding that resonates with the needs and interests of our attendees.”

Weaber says the program is appealing to anyone who wants to hear, share, learn and apply the science of genetics to beef production. Tours of local cattle operations and educational destinations, as well as social events, provide additional opportunities for learning and networking.

“The challenges many of us have experienced this winter season are a strong reminder of the elements that we can’t control in beef production,” Weaber says. “Understanding and applying the science of beef genetics is one area where producers can gain better control of herd performance for short- and long-term profit potential.”

Event information available online

Additional details about the conference, including registration (available April 16), lodging and travel tips, student travel fellowships, detatils on Continuing Education Credits, and how to become an event sponsor are available at the University of Missouri’s event site, www.BIF2010.com.

Angus Productions Inc. (API) will provide online coverage of the event at www.BIFconference.com. Visit the site prior to the event for a schedule, hotel information and access to coverage of past conferences (2002-present). During the conference API will post news from the symposium, including synopses of each session, PowerPoint presentations, proceedings papers, award announcements, photo galleries, tour coverage and more. Audio will be posted in the weeks following the event. The coverage is made possible through sponsorship of Biozyme Inc., which has sponsored the site since 2007.

Important contacts

For more information about the conference, contact Missouri BIF planning committee co-chairmen Robert Weaber (573-882-5479) or Ben Eggers (573-882-1953). Hotel reservations should be made directly with the hotel (1-800-465-4329, 573-445-8531, www.hiselect.com/cou-execctr). Be sure to mention that you are with the BIF conference to receive the special room rate.

About BIF

BIF was formed more than 40 years ago as a means to standardize beef cattle performance programs and methodologies and to create greater awareness, acceptance and usage of these concepts of genetic improvement. BIF represents more than 40 state and national beef cattle associations. More information about the organization is available online at www.beefimprovement.org. For more details about the BIF organization, contact Executive Director Joe Cassady at 919-513-0262.

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