Manhattan, KS – Registration is open for a virtual option of the 2022 Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Research Symposium and Convention. This year’s event will be hosted June 1-3 in Las Cruces, New Mexico. If guests are unable to attend the event in person, they can register for an online attendance option. Online registration is available at The cost for online registration is $100.


The digital coverage of the 2022 BIF Symposium is sponsored by IGS (International Genetic Solutions), a patron level sponsor of the BIF Symposium.


“We are excited to announce our partnership with IGS to offer online registration to this year’s BIF Symposium for our international friends as well as domestic attendees,” says Bob Weaber, BIF executive director. “When we transitioned to an online-only conference in 2020 due to COVID we realized the global interest of our BIF program. We want to continue and expand on that relationship by offering this service in conjunction with the in-person event in 2022.”


The online registration will allow attendees to “attend” both morning sessions and the awards programs through the zoom webinar platform. Afternoon technical sessions will not be available live. They will be recorded and posted to the BIF Symposium website after the event.


The BIF Symposium features two days of educational programming. The first general session — “Sustainability: Rhetoric vs. Reality”— will feature presentations by Ruaraidh Petre, Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef executive director; John Crowley, AbacusBio; and Jason Sawyer, King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management associate professor & research scientist. During the second general session the theme will be “Global Perspectives on Adaptation and Genetic Prediction.” Speakers Friday will include Tony Clayton, Clayton Agri-Marketing; Billy Estrada, Tres Marias Ranch, Mexico and Phil George, Miratorg Agribusiness Holding production director, beef & lamb operations, Moscow, Russia.



“The content, engagement, and forward thinking provided through BIF are key to the thought leaders in the beef business. Whether on the ranch or in the lab, making the BIF experience attainable is vital to continued improvements in our sector,” says Chip Kemp, Director, ASA & IGS Commercial and Industry Operations. “That is why IGS is privileged and excited to play a small part in helping share this year’s program.”s

For more information on registration information and a complete schedule, visit Prior to and during this year’s symposium, be sure to follow the event on social media channels using the hashtag #BIF2022.

Each year the BIF symposium draws a large group of leading seedstock and commercial beef producers, academics and allied industry partners. The attendance list is a “who’s who” of the beef industry, offering great networking opportunities and conversations about the issues of the day. Program topics focus on how the beef industry can enhance value through genetic improvement across a range of attributes that affect the value chain.