2024 Interbull Meeting





The 2024 Interbull annual meeting will be held in conjunction with the ICAR conference at the Rikli Balance hotel in Bled, Slovenia from 19-24 May 2024.


Participation to the meeting requires a separate paid registration fee. Information on how to register, costs and hotel booking are all available through the main event page:  *REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN* 



The program will include in-person, full-day meetings starting with the Interbull Open and Business Meetings on May 20 and 21, continuing on May 22-24 with the ICAR meetings and trade show.


The call for abstracts for the ICAR conference is now open and information is available on the conference website:


Interbull Open Meeting

The Open Meeting aims to be an inclusive space to share ideas, and the latest advances, research and innovations in genetic and genomic evaluations for beef and dairy.  We aim to accept manuscripts that clearly address the topics presented in the call for abstracts, and encourage work in progress presentations and/or cutting edge research in these areas.

The overall theme for the Interbull Open Meetings is: "Innovations in national and international genetic and genomic evaluations". Authors are invited to submit titles and abstracts within the overarching above theme that specifically address the following topics for dairy and beef:


  • Big data for the benefit of genetic and genomic evaluation

  • Meta-analytical methods in animal genetic and genomic evaluation.

  • Experience with single-step evaluation.

  • Implementing new traits in genetic and genomic evaluation systems.

  • Cross-breed genetic and genomic evaluations

  • Sustainability, efficiency, methane emission and adaptation/resilience. 


Submission of abstracts for the Interbull Meeting 2024 is now closed.



Joint ICAR/Interbull Session

Each year there is a joint session between Interbull and its partner organisation.  This year, the Joint Interbull-ICAR session will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday 22 May.  All those who are registered for the Interbull meeting are welcome to attend this session, even if they do not have ICAR registration.    For infromation on how to register please visit
The theme of this year's joint session is 'Data Collection for Beef on Dairy'.  Abstract submissions are now closed.


Interbull Bulletin

The Interbull Bulletin has become a well known reference for genetic evaluation of bovine cattle worldwide. It contains the state-of-the-art in genetic evaluation methods, as well as the most recent information on national and international implementations.

Participants in the Open Meeting are expected to submit paper (up to 10 pages), based on their presentation to the Interbull Bulletin by 30 June 2024, for publication in September 2024. 

Papers presented at the joint ICAR Interbull session are not submitted to the Interbull Bulletin.  Please follow any guidelines for authors/presenters on the ICAR event website 



 Provisional deadlines for the Interbull Meeting:

Action Deadline
Abstract submission 08 April 2024
Final Scientific Program Available 30 April 2024
Full presentation submission  15 May 2024
Paper submission to Interbull Bulletin 30 June 2024




Preliminary Interbull Program:

(The program may be subject to change)


Day Time Meeting
Saturday 18 May 08:30 am to 4:00 pm Interbull Technical Committee
Sunday 19 May 08:30 am to 12:30 pm Interbull Steering Committee
Sunday 19 May 08:30 am to 12:30 pm Interbeef WG and Technical Meeting
Sunday 19 May 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm PPP Meeting
Monday 20 May 08:30 am to  10:30 am Interbull Open Meeting
Monday 20 May 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Interbull Business Meeting
Monday 20 May 2:00 pm to 17:30 pm Interbull Open Meeting
Tuesday 21 May 08:30 am to 1:00 pm Interbull Open Meeting
Tuesday 21 May 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Interbull Business Meeting
Tuesday 21 May 4:00 pm  to 5:00 pm Interbull Technical Committee
Tuesday 21 May 5:15 pm to 6:00 pm Interbull Steering Committee
Wednesday 22 May 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm ICAR-INTERBULL joint session

Technical and Steering Committees are administrative meetings restricted to the respective members as is the PPP meeting; Business Meeting is public and is dedicated to discuss operational and political decisions of the Steering Committee with participating organizations; Open Meetings are dedicated to scientific reports.





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