Range Beef Cow Symposium XXI set for Dec. 1-3
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – The 2009 Range Beef Cow Symposium is scheduled for Dec. 1-3 at the Casper Events Center in Casper, Wyo. It is sponsored by the University of Nebraska, University of Wyoming, South Dakota State University and Colorado State University.
Brochures with more information and registration forms are available at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center at Scottsbluff.
Downloadable registration forms also are available on-line at http://www.uwyo.edu/rangebeefcow/. The web site has a complete schedule of speakers and information about lodging. More information also is available by calling Dr. Karla Jenkins, cow-calf and range management specialist at the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center, at (308) 632-1245.
More than 30 speakers will address beef production topics such as nutrition, marketing, health, reproduction, consumer demand and current industry issues.
A popular part of the Range Beef Cow Symposium are the nightly “Bull Pen Sessions,” where the invited speakers are brought back as panelists, and are available for informal question-and-answer sessions.
Started in 1969 at Chadron and held every other year, the Range Beef Cow Symposium is organized by the Animal Science departments of Colorado State University, the University of Nebraska, South Dakota State University and the University of Wyoming. It rotates locations between Colorado, western Nebraska, western South Dakota and Wyoming.
The symposium has grown in popularity, and is now recognized as one of the premiere production beef cattle symposiums in the country. Focusing on beef production issues in the Western states, the Range Beef Cow Symposium regularly attracts an audience of 800 to 1,200 attendees and more than 80 agribusiness booth vendors.