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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2009

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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

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Crossbreeding the Forgotten Tool, Jim Gosey

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Putting BVD Control on Your Radar Screen, Jim Kennedy

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Food-Bourne Pathogens – Control Through Management, Terry J. Klopfenstein, David R. Smith, Rodney A. Moxley, Robert Peterson, and Galen E. Erickson

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A Producer’s Experience on Moving Calving Date, Mark H. McCarty

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Family Communication in Ag Operations: Getting the Cards on the Table, Randy McKee

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Determining the Best Time to Wean, Steve Paisley and Kellie Chichester

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Heifer Development: Revisiting Target Weights and Management Approaches, Trey Patterson, Richard T. Clark, Robin Salverson, Wayen Fahsholtz, and Tony Line

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Factors Affecting Breeding Success, George Perry

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Distillers Grains for Range Cattle, Ivan G. Rush

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Forecasting Forage Production, Alexander J. Smart

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The Future of the Beef Industry, Gary C. Smith

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Getting the Most Out of a Vaccine Program, Charles L. Stoltenow

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Natural Beef in the Feedlot: Risk & Return to Feeder Calf Premiums, Turk Stovall and Jack McCaffery

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“Decoding” the Alphabet Soup of Animal I.D. and Marketing Programs, Jack C. Whittier

2003

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Strategically Feeding Protein and Energy During Wintering and Managing Cow Condition, Don C. Adams

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The Two Best and Worst Decisions I Have Made in my Operation, Barry H. Dunn

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The Economic Benefits and Potential When Using Current and Future EPD – Economically Relevant Traits, R. Mark Enns and Dorian J. Garrick

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Developing Replacement Heifers: Recent Research Findings on Target Weights and Fat Supplementation, Richard N. Funston and Gene H. Deutscher

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The Journey to Recovery of the Range After Drought, Roger N. Gates, A. J. "Sandy" Smart, and Patrick Reese

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Selecting for Carcass Marbling and Muscling – Benefits and Pitfalls, James A. Gosey

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Beyond EPDs – Genomics: Practical and Economic Considerations, Ronnie D. Green

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Supplementing Fat to the Cow Herd, Bret W. Hess

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Early and Fence Line Weaning of Calves: Producers’ Experience, Harlow W. Hill

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Reproduction on the Ranch, C. A. Lents, R. K. Peel, G. E. Seidel Jr., and G. D. Niswender

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Direct Marketing Beef: Pros and Cons, Do’s and Don’ts, C. J. Mucklow and Robbie Baird LeValley

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Feeding and Managing Cows on High Grain Diets, Steve Paisley

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Effects of Water Quality on Beef Cattle, Trey Patterson and Pat Johnson

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Macro Influences on the Beef Business, Wayne D. Purcell

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Value and Use of Corn Milling By-Products In the Cow Herdv, Richard J. Rasby, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Don C. Adams

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Managing To Alleviate Calf Scours: The Sandhills Calving System, David R. Smith, Dale Grotelueschen, Tim Knott, and Steve Ensley

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How Will Cattlemen Deal With the Future?, Marc Vanacht

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Use of Irrigated Pastures and Economics of Establishment and Grazing, Jerry D. Volesky and Richard T. Clark

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Traceback, Verification and Animal Identification on the Ranch: “Big Brother or Best Buddy?”, Jack C. Whittier

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Making Sense of Mineral Supplementation, Cody L. Wright

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New Tools for Estrous Synchronization – Costs and Benefits, Doug D. Zalesky and Ryon S. Walker

2001

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Beef Market Outlook, Randy Blach

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“The Best and Worst Decisions I’ve Made”, Bob Budd

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Muscle Profiling, Chris R. Calkins

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Leasing Arrangements for Cattle, Richard T. Clark, Duane Griffith, Kevin Dhuyvetter, and Damona Doye

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Vertical Communication: The Aligning of Beef Industry Segments, Larry Corah and Steve Suther

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Packing Industry Innovations As We Move to the Future?, H. Glen Dolezal

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Effects of Mineral Nutrition of Immune Function and Factors That Affect Trace Mineral Requirements of Beef Cattle, Terry E. Engle

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Economics of Young Female Management, Dillon M. Feuz

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A Cowboy’s Guide To Building Teams, Tom G. Field and Michael G. Hays

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Pine Needle Abortion – What We Know As Well As How To Predict/Prevent The Problem, Stephen P. Ford

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The Use of Ultrasound Technology in Genetic Selection Decisions, William Herring and David Kemp

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Diseases and Medications Associated with the Food Animal Profession, Tim Holt