The 44th Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Research Symposium and annual meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Houston April 18 - 21, 2012. This year's meeting is hosted by Texas A&M University AgriLife Extension and the American Brahman Breeders Association (ABBA). The symposium's focus is the impact of Bos indicus genetics in the U.S.
The symposium will hold an opening night reception, as well as have presentations on the influence of Bos indicus genetics in the global beef industry.
The symposium will also host a variety of events on Thursday, April 19 and Friday, April 20, including presentations on current beef issues, committee sessions to discuss current research, an educational event hosted by the American Breeds Coalition, and the Seedstock and Commercial Producer of the Year Award nominees will be announced.
Registration for the event is $285, and rooms can be reserved at the host hotel for a rate of $119 per night. Those who choose to remain in Houston over the weekend have the choice of two optional bus tours to South Central and Gulf Coast ranches for an additional cost of $50.
Texas A&M University AgriLife Extension Animal Science and the American Brahman Breeders Association are proud to co-host the 2012 Beef Improvement Federation Research Symposium and annual meeting. You can register for the 2012 BIF meeting online.
You can also find BIF information, including the full conference agenda, at the conference website.