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BIF holds 41st Research Symposium and Annual Meeting

The Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) held its 41st Research Symposium and Annual Meeting, April 30 to May 3, in Sacramento, Calif. The event, hosted by the California Beef Cattle Improvement Association and the California Cattlemen's Association, brought more than 450 attendees from 37 states and nine countries together to learn about the latest information and advances in beef cattle genetic selection, technology and research. Abstracts and proceedings, as well as tour highlights and news releases and photographs of award winners are available online at www.bifconference.com.

Beef Improvement Federation Board of Directors:

BOARD--Back row (L to R): Larry Mehlhoff, producer representative (west), Sheridan, Mont.; Gordon Stucky, producer representative (central), Kingman, Kan.; Bob Weaber, Ph.D., regional secretary (central), Columbia, Mo.; Brian House, representative, Plain City, Ohio; Mark Cowan, producer representative (central), Franklin, Texas; Lauren Hyde, Ph.D., breed association representative (Limousin), Centennial, Colo.; Mark Thallman, Ph.D., representative, Clay Center, Neb.; Jane Parish, Ph.D., regional secretary (east), Mississippi State, Miss.; Sally Northcutt, breed representative (Angus), Saint Joseph, Mo; Wade Shafer, Ph.D., breed association representative (Simmental), Bozeman, Mont.; Mike Tess, Ph.D., representative, Bozeman, Mont.; Mark Enns, Ph.D., regional secretary (west), Fort Collins, Colo.; and Lois Schreiner, executive assistant, Manhattan, Kan.

Front row (L to R): Ron Bolze, Ph.D., outgoing breed association representative (Braunvieh), Lincoln, Neb.; Steve Whitmire, producer representative (east), Brasstown, N.C.; Susan Willmon, breed association representative (Gelbvieh), Westminster, Colo.; Tommy Brown, outgoing president, Clanton, Ala.; Brian McCulloh, incoming president, Viroqua, Wis.; Ben Eggers, vice president, Mexico, Mo.; and Twig Marston, Ph.D., executive director, Norfolk, Neb.

Not pictured: Ronnie Silcox, Ph.D., historian, Athens, Ga.; Jack Ward, breed association representative (Hereford), Kansas City, Mo.; Larry Keenan, breed association representative (Red Angus), Denton, Texas; Troy Marshall, producer representative (west), Burlington, Colo.; Darrh Bullock, Ph.D., representative, Lexington, Ky.; Tom Field, Ph.D., representative, Centennial, Colo.; Don Mackenzie, representative, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; and Kevin Yon, producer representative (east), Ridge Spring, S.C. (Photo by Cornerpost Publications.)

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