International Livestock Congress Launches New Web Site Online registration available for 2002 Congress

(Houston, TX) – The International Livestock Congress (ILC) announced today that it has launched a new web site designed for easier navigation and a higher level of customer service for those who plan to attend the annual meeting. The site, which can be found at a new address,, will offer complete program and registration information, as well as a secure online registration process.

“This new site will provide not only our current information, but will also archive topics discussed at each Congress along with the opinion papers developed from discussions regarding critical issues,” said Chairman Dan Gattis. “We made the decision to change our site address, as well, in order to provide a clear, easy to remember, phrase for those interested in our work.”

In addition to proceedings from previous meetings and current meeting information, the site provides a downloadable Student Fellowship Application for students who wish to apply for a travel fellowship to the meeting. In addition are a number of links to industry-related organizations from around the world.

Managed by the International Stockmen’s Educational Foundation, the ILC will host its annual meeting February 19-23 in Houston, Texas, during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The meeting will feature the International Meat Secretariat’s Marketing and Communication Workshop, the Annual Beef Forum: “How to Achieve Profitability in a Dynamic Industry,” and Ranch Horse 101, focusing on the management of cattle with horses.

The registration deadline for the 2002 Congress is February 1. For more information, contact Executive Director Julie Kimball at (817) 367-6563.

Dr. Gary Smith Elected to ISEF Board

(Houston, TX) – Gary Smith, PhD, of Colorado State University was recently elected to serve on the International Stockmen’s Educational Foundation Board of Directors, announced ISEF Chairman Dan Gattis.“

Dr. Smith is one of the most highly respected educators in the world,” said ISEF chairman Dan Gattis. “He has been a proven leader in providing the beef industry with effective methods and tools for improving the quality and safety of beef, and we welcome him to our group.”

A former professor and department head of the Texas A&M University Department of Animal Science, Dr. Smith is currently a University Distinguished Professor at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, where he holds the Ken and Myra Montfort Endowed Chair in Meat Science. He is also a Fellow-In-Teaching for the American Society of Animal Science. The recipient of numerous awards in his field, including being named to the ISEF International Stockmen’s Hall of Fame in 2000 and received the American Meat Science Association’s 2001 R. C. Pollock Award, Dr. Smith’s research interests include carcass evaluation and grading; composition, quality and palatability of red meat; red meat safety; and packaging and retailing of red meat.

He has published 374 full-length articles in refereed scientific journals and has served on a number of boards and committees. He is currently a member of the United States Technical Advisory Group for International Organization for Standardization (ISO-9000) Meat and Meat Products Quality Standards for AMS-USDA. Dr. Smith is listed in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering (1992), in the West (1998), in America (1999) and in the World (1999).

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Updated: October 2005.