Guidelines for Uniform Beef Improvement Programs

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Welcome to the Wiki version of the Beef Improvement Federation Guidelines for Uniform Beef Improvement Programs. The Guidelines is provided to aid producers in selecting and improving beef cattle. The Guidelines is divided into three principal sections: Data Collection and Processing, Genetic Evaluation, and Selection and Marketing. In addition, there are sections about the Beef Improvement Federation and a Useful Pages section that contains an invaluable Essential Reading list for those interested in delving deeper into all things related to beef cattle breeding.

As life-long breeders of beef seedstock, we find these guidelines to be critical to the success of our own operations, our breed associations, and our industry as a whole. Failure to accurately quantify and efficaciously improve our beef cattle will result in financial and well-being losses for ranching families and consumers across the globe.

As with all such efforts, the current contributors to this effort stand on the shoulders of industry greats who date back well over six decades. It would be impossible to thank all of those who have come before us, but to them we owe a debt of gratitude. On behalf of myself, the BIF Board of Directors, and the long line of contributors to these Guidelines, we hope that you find them useful, if not essential, to achieving your selection goals.

- Lee Leachman, BIF President 2018

Guidelines is a publication of the Beef Improvement Federation.