The Range Beef Cow Symposium has the reputation of being one of the outstanding symposia in the United States. The target audiences for the symposium are commercial cow/calf producers, industry, and extension personnel. Many of the articles are research updates written by experts and scientists with national reputations.

The symposium is presented by the Cooperative Extension Services and the Animal Science Departments of Colorado State University, South Dakota State University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the University of Wyoming.

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2013

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Policy Issues and the Beef Industry, Roger Bernard

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PREGANANT COW NUTRITION: EFFECT ON PROGENY CARCASS AND MEAT CHARACTERISTICS, A. D. Blair, D. A. Mohrhauser, A. R. Taylor, K. R. Underwood, R. H. Pritchard, and A. E. Wertz-Lutz

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OPPORTUNITIES AND OBSTACLES FOR BREEDING CATTLE EXPORTS, Tony Clayton

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ANIMAL HEALTH EFFECTS OF THE OCTOBER 2013 BLIZZARD: OBSERVATIONS, Russ Daly, Ken Olson, Dave Ollila, Dennis Todey, Warren Rusche, Joseph Neary, Dale Miskimins, and George Perry

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“Range Weed Control; During and After Drought”, Darrell L. Deneke

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Beef Trade: A Decade of Perspective, Gregg Doud

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Economic Value of Managing Genetics—How to capture the value?, Lisa M. Elliott

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Understanding and Applying Economically Relevant Traits (ERT) and Indices for the Commercial Cattle Rancher, R. Mark Enns

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HOW CAN SEXED SEMEN BE USED IN COMMERCIAL BEEF HERDS?, John B. Hall and J. Benton Glaze Jr.

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“From Imagination To Reality: Using DNA From An Exceptional Carcass To Produce A Sire Or Donor Cow”, Dean Hawkins and Ty Lawrence

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Using Crop Residues and By-Products to Limit Feed Cows in Confinement, Karla H. Jenkins

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Quality Beef by the Numbers, Mike Kasten

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Nutritional Management Post-AI to Enhance Pregnancy Outcomes, S. L. Lake, R. Arias, P. Gunn, and G. A. Bridges

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Adding Value to the Home Operation to “Make Room” for Future Generations, Don Schiefelbein

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10 Inspired Questions for Perpetuating Generational Ranches, Dave Specht

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FETAL PROGRAMMING: IMPLICATIONS FOR BEEF CATTLE PRODUCTION, A. F. Summers and R. N. Funston

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Sorting Through the Science, Marketing, and Realities of DNA Tools for Genetic Prediction, Milt Thomas

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Managing Annual Cow Costs, Julie Walker

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PRODUCER PANEL – MANAGING COW COSTS TO IMPROVE PROFITABILITY, Jack Whittier, James Sewell, Ed Blair, and Chip Ramsay

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Integrating Conservation Programs into Rangeland Management, Al Wind, Simone Wind, Matt Stoltenberg, Mitch Faulkner, Steve Fairbairn, Tom Berdan, and Roger Gates

2011

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Marketing something old, not new

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Feed Additives and “Subtherapeutics” in Cattle, Mike Apley

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Calculating Unit Costs of Production and Using the Information for Enterprise Analysis and Decision Making on the Ranch, Aaron L. Berger

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Multi Generational Transitions, Ed Blair

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The Changing Structure of Beef Production: Stockers, Calf Feds and Yearlings, Tom Brink

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Global Beef Marketing Opportunities, Paul Clayton

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The Importance of Maintaining Structure to Ring-necked Pheasant and Waterfowl Production in the Upper Great Plains, Benjamin Geaumont, Kevin Sedivec, and Christopher Schauer

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Factors Influencing Generational Transfers of Farm/Ranch Assets, Dave Goeller

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Weaned Calf Growing Options: How Do We Economically Produce a 1,000 lb Steer for Feedlot Entry, Terry Klopfenstein

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Land/enterprise and ownership transfer, Lucy C. Meyring

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Cow Side of Producing a 1,000 lb. Feeder, Cow Size And Expenses, Ken Olson, Justin Waggoner, and John Jaeger

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Do Livestock and Ecosystem Services Compete? A State-and-Transition Approach, John Ritten, Maria Fernandez-Gimenez, Emily Kachergis, Willow Hibbs, and James Pritchett

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Feed efficiency - how should it be used for the cow herd?, Andrew Roberts, Rick Funston, Travis Mulliniks, Mark Petersen, and Mike MacNeil

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Implications of the Ethanol Industry for Cow-Calf Producers, Ted C. Schroeder

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Range Beef Cow Symposium XXII, Ted Schroeder, Jim Robb, and Aaron Berger

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50 Years of Applying Reproductive Technology to Breeding Cattle, George E. Seidel, Jr.

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Making safe, affordable and abundant food a global reality, Jeff Simmons

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Implementation of Marker Assisted EPDs, Matt Spangler

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Vaccination: What the Heck am I doing?, G. L. Stokka

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Importance of steak origin to restaurant customers, Kimberly A. Varnold, Chris R. Calkins, B. Lynn Gordon, and Wendy J. Umberger

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Planning Ahead to Save AUMs and the Cow Herd in Times of Forage Shortage, Jerry D. Volesky and Don C. Adams

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Genomics for the Rancher: How does it work and what does it mean?, Jack C. Whittier

2009

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Integrating Information into Selection, Loren Berger

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TWO BEST AND TWO WORST DECISIONS, Kory Bierle

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New Beef Products Research, Chris R. Calkins

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LIVESTOCK AND VEGETATION RESPONSES TO STOCKING RATE AND GRAZING SYSTEM, Justin D. Derner

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Extensive Heifer Development Systems, Richard N. Funston, Jeremy Martin, and Andy Roberts

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Advocates for Agriculture: Discovering Your Influential Power, Troy Hadrick and Stacy Hadrick

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SELECTING FOR EFFICIENCY, Nick Hammett

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COMMON $ENSE HEIFER MANAGEMENT, Patsy Houghton

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Impacts of Calf Nutritional Management on Quality Grade, Scott Lake

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The Two Best Decisions I Have Made, John Maddox

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U.S. Beef Demand Drivers and Enhancement Opportunities: A Research Summary, James R. Mintert, Glynn T. Tonsor, and Ted C. Schroeder

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Bovine Respiratory Disease & Diagnostic Veterinary Medicine (Managing Respiratory Diseases in the Herd), Donald Montgomery

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Establishing Priorities and Sticking to Them, Douglas Olsen

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Feeding the World, Challenges and Opportunities for the U.S. Beef Industry, Clint Peck

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Impact of Method of Heifer Development and Post-AI Management on Reproductive Efficiency, George Perry, Julie Walker, Cody Wright, and Ken Olson

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Integrating Information Into Selection, Connee R. Quinn

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Animal Rights as a Mainstream Phenomenon [Shortened Version for Reading in Australia], Bernard E. Rollin

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Rumen Physiology for the Rancher, Ivan G. Rush

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MANAGING ANNUAL BROMES IN THE NORTHERN GREAT PLAINS, Lance Vermeire, Matt Rinella, and Jennifer Muscha

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BULL MANAGEMENT AND NUTRITION, Julie Walker, George Perry, Russ Daly, and Ken Olson

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PROFITABLE COW AND HEIFER PREGNANCY RATES, Jack C. Whittier

2007

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Genetic Information Made Easy: How to Sort Through The Chaff to Find the Nuggets, Willie Altenburg

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Colorado Homestead Ranches – Our Success Story: How Do We Sell Branded Beef Direct to the Consumer, Robbie Baird LeValley; Dawn D. Thilmany; Dale Dexter; Jim Ayer; Susan Ayer; Karl and Joetta Burns; Jess, Lynda, Calvin, Tracy, and Chad Campbell; Steve and Wendy Kossler; Mark, Hank, and Robbie LeValley; Mark and Jody Roeber; and Norm and Susan Smith

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The Immune System and Recovery From Sickness in Cattle, Gordon W. Brumbaugh

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Creating and Being Rewarded for Value in Calves, Tim Davis

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Small Wind Systems for the Ranch, Home and Business, Antony B. Frank

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Heifer Development – Then and Now, Richard N. Funston, Jeremy Martin, and Andy Roberts

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The Impacts of the U.S. Corn/Ethanol Policy on the U.S. Cattle Industry, Andrew Gottschalk

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Country Natural Beef….”an idea to be constantly examined”, Doc Hatfield and Connie Hatfield

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Production Systems, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Will Griffin, Aaron Stalker, Dan Adams, and Darrell Mark

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Successful AI and Synchronization Secrets: It’s in the Details, G. Cliff Lamb

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Creating Value and Preserving Margin with Commercial Cows, Jim Lerwick

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Monitoring Grazing Lands: How, Why, When, What?, Paul J. Meiman

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Delivery of Supplements of Rangelands, Kenneth C. Olson and Adele Harty

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Ultrasound-Based Selection: Pitfalls and Rewards, Steve Paisley, Chris Loehr, and Frances Niemala

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Benefits of Weaning Calves at Younger Than Traditional Ages, Trey Patterson

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Working with Federal Agencies to Develop Win-Win Programs For Ranchers and The Public, Eric Peterson

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Why Did We Change to June Calving?, Paul D. Redd

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Using Byproduct Feeds in Cow/Calf Programs, Ivan G. Rush

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Improving Human Health With Beef Products, Marilynn Schnepf

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I. Basic Principles Used in the “Sandhills Calving System” and How They Apply to Other Production Environments, David R. Smith

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Marketing for Added Value, Glenn Smith

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The Value of Heterosis in Cow Herds: Lessons From the Past That Apply to Today, Matthew L. Spangler

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ANTAGONISMS AND PROTAGONISMS OF ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCES AND THEIR EFFECTS ON RANCHERS, Leanne Stevenson

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Preparing Calves for the Feedlot, Daniel U. Thomson

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Nutrition During Gestation and Fetal Programming, K. A. Vonnahme

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Cow Condition and Reproductive Performance, Julie Walker and George Perry

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Gene-Testing for Production and Carcass Traits: What Does it Mean to a Rancher?, Robert L. (Bob) Weaber

2005

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State of the Beef Industry and Cattle Market Situation and Outlook

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Supplementation, Winter Cow Nutrition, Don C. Adams

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Improving Feed Efficiency Through Genetics, Mark F. Allan

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Utilizing Carcass Traits in a Breeding Program, Rich Blair

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New Demands on Beef Products, Jim Coakley

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Bovine Trichomoniasis, Russ Daly

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Key Indicators of Success in Ranching: A Balanced Approach, Barry H. Dunn and Matthew Etheredge

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Using New Selection Tools, D. Mark Enns, D. J. Garrick, and B. W. Brigham

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Management Strategies to Reduce Embryonic Loss, Tom Geary

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Eye on the ID, Ray and Linda Gilbert; Andrea Gilbert; and Lloyd, Patty, Sawyer, and Grey Gilbert