Beef News


MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) presented Becky Mills, Cuthbert, Georgia, the BIF Ambassador Award June 8 during the group’s annual meeting and symposium online. This award is presented annually by BIF to a member of the media for his or her efforts in spreading the news of BIF and its principles to a larger…

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MANHATTAN, Kansas – The Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) presented Paul Bennett, Red House, Virginia, the BIF Pioneer Award June 9 during the group’s annual research symposium online. Shane Bedwell, American Hereford Association chief operating officer and director of breed improvement, presented the award. The Pioneer Award recognizes individuals who have made lasting contributions to the improvement…

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Lean Beef Can Be A Part Of Heart-Healthy, Diabetic-Friendly Diets

Courtesy of  A checkoff-funded study recently was published in the Journal of Nutrition demonstrating that individuals have flexibility to include up to 6 oz. of lean, unprocessed beef in their daily healthy diet as a replacement for carbohydrates (primarily those from refined starches). This extra beef consumption does not adversely affect heart disease or diabetes risk…

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CFAP Program for Beef Producers

By : David Marrison, OSU Extension Since the beginning of January, market prices for major commodities have fallen sharply since COVID-19 reached the United States.  There have been many efforts through federal and state legislation to offset the impact of COVID-19. Enrollment is currently being taken by the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) for one…

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Beef Improvement Federation 2020 is Online!

By : Dr. Darrh Bullock, Beef Extension Professor, University of Kentucky The 52nd Annual Beef Improvement Federation Symposium — Online will be hosted the week of June 8 starting at noon CDT each day. The conference will be hosted on the Zoom webinar platform. This year registration is FREE for all participants. The symposium is…

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