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Beef Improvement Federation Recognizes Daryl Strohbehn

July 29th, 2010

Four individuals were honored for their pioneering methods in raising beef cattle at the 2010 Annual Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Research Symposium and Meeting. “When you think of a pioneer, you think about settlers moving west and overcoming obstacles,” said Ben Eggers, co-chair for the BIF conference. “In the same way, these pioneers have led our beef industry through difficult times.”

The Pioneer award was presented to beef Extension educator and researcher Dr. Daryl Strohbehn, who has served as a state Extension beef specialist at Iowa State University for 34 years. Known by colleagues as “Stroh,” his research has spanned across many different areas, including reproduction, nutrition, genetics and production economics. His many contributions on a national scale have included developing Beef Cow Business Records, which have become a part of the NCBA’s National Standardized Performance Analysis; the Midwest Beef Cattle Handbook; and BRaNDS (Beef Ration and Nutrition Decisions Software). He has garnered respect among his peers for his research and efforts to move Extension forward.

“He’s the guy in the group who makes the synergism happen,” said Bob Weaber, co-chaiman for the BIF conference.

The other three pioneer awards were presented to John and Bettie Rotert, from Montrose, Mo., Glen Klippenstein of Maysville, Mo. and Richard McClung, of New Market, Va.

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