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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2001

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A Systems Approach to Production From Weaning to Harvest, Terry J. Klopfenstein, D. J. Jordon, and Galen E. Erickson

The Beef Industry’s New Products Initiatives, Renee Lloyd

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Intensification of Cow/Calf Production: A History, John Maddux

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From the Ranch to the Feedlot – What Works and What Doesn’t?, John McNeill

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Environmental Challenges for the Ranching Community, Ron Micheli

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An Update on Clostridial Diseases/Abomasal Ulcers, R. G. Mortimer and R. P. Ellis

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Emerging Protocols to Synchronize Estrus in Replacement Beef Heifers and Postpartum Cows, D. J. Patterson, J. E. Stegner, G. A. Perry, F. N. Kojima, and M. F. Smith

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The Role of Undegradable Intake Protein in Management of the Young Beef Female, Trey Patterson

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Vertical Communication: The Aligning of Beef Industry Segments, Charlie Peters

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DNA Assisted Selection – A Realistic Perspective, Daniel Pomp

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Managing Young Cows, Dick Pruitt

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Considerations When Selecting A Calving Season, Connie R. Quinn

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Beyond the Borders: International Marketing Developments and the Effects on Cattle Producers, Wendy Radakovich

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Objective Development of Grazing Strategies, Patrick E. Reese

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National Market Cow and Bull Beef Quality Audit - 1999, Deborah Roeber, Keith E. Belk, Thomas G. Field, John A. Scanga, Gary L. Cowman, and Gary C. Smith

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Fat Supplementation for Beef Cows, Ivan G. Rush

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What Are We Doing To Prevent Entry of Potentially Catastrophic Foreign Animal Diseases Into The USA, Gary C. Smith

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Considerations When Selecting A Calving Season, R. Burke Teichert

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Vertical Communication: The Aligning of the Beef Industry Segments, Dave True

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Traversing the Internet for Useful Information, Julie Walker and Kory Bierle

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Purchasing Versus Raising Replacement Females: To Outsource or Not to Outsource?, Jack C. Whittier

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The Value of Corn as a Hay Replacement for Cows, Cody Wright

1999

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Genetic Predictors of Reproduction, Kent Andersen

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New Approach to Estimating Bull Fertility, R. L. Ax, M. E. Bellin, H. M. Zhang, and H. E. Hawkins

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Techniques to Identify Palatable Beef Carcasses: Hunterlab Beefcam™, Keith E. Belk

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Some Effects of Feeding Supplemental Fat to Beef Cattle, R. A. Bellows

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Market Outlook and Factors That Impact Cattle Prices, Randy Blach

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Blue Ribbon Commission Recommendations Executive Summary – November 1999, Lynn Cornwell

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Enhancing Management Decisions – History of the Decision Evaluator for the Cattle Industry, Barry Dunn, T. G. Jenkins, and C. B. Williams

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Beyond 1998: Achieving Buyer Expectations, A Restaurant Perspective, Chet England

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Lifetime Effects of Respiratory and Liver Disease on Cattle, Bill Epperson

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Cow Adaptability and Carcass Acceptability – Are They Compatible?, James A. Gosey

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Opportunities to Recapture Demand for Beef, Andrew Gottschalk

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Principles for Low Stress Cattle Handling, Temple Grandin

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Can Cow Adaptability and Carcass Acceptability Both Be Achieved?, R. D. Green, T. G. Field, N. S. Hammett, B. M. Ripley, and S. P. Doyle

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Vaccines and Dewormers – Do We Need Them All?, Dale M. Grotelueschen

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Fence Posts Talking to Each Other, Ronald J. Hanson

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Going Home to the Family Ranch, Sara F. Hebbert

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Consideration of Weaning Time, Implanting Strategies and Carcass Data on Cow-Calf Decisions, Doug L. Hixon

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Snow Management and Windbreaks, R. L. Jairell and R. A. Schmidt

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Development of Multibred Genetic Evaluation, Jerry Lipsey

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Ranching with Regulations, Ron Micheli

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Managing Forage Resources for Bigger Profits, Kit Pharo

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Complementing a Forage Program with Annual Forages, Ken Remmington

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Convenience Beef Products: Trials and Tribulations in Development and Marketing, Jonathan Rocke

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Factors to Consider When Buying and Managing Bulls, Ivan G. Rush and Connee Quinn

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Imminent Commercialization of Sexed Bovine Sperm, J. L. Schenk and G. E. Seidel Jr.

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Ranching Information on the Web, Steve Swigert

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Reducing Harvesting Costs Using Windrow Grazing, Weldon V. Thomson

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Sharing the Range – What Diseases Do Wild Ruminants and Beef Cattle Share?, Elizabeth S. Williams

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Techniques to Identify Palatable Beef Carcasses: Marc Tenderness Classification, SDSU Colorimeter and Near-Infrared Spectrophotometry (NIR) Systems, Duane M. Wulf

1997

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Factors Affecting Calf Survival, R. A. Bellows

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Computer Software Selection: Financial, Kory M. Bierle

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Cow/Calf Analysis: Key Indicators of Profitability, Don Boggs and Eddie Hamilton

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Addressing the Beef Tenderness Problem, Chris R. Calkins

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International Markets, Merlyn Carlson

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Matching Calving Date With Forage Nutrients: Production and Economic Impacts, Richard T. Clark, Don C. Adams, Gregory P. Lardy, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

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"Bull Fertility: BSE, Abnormalities, Etc.", Glenn H. Coulter

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Selection Emphasis for Carcass Traits, John Crouch

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Future of International Markets – Beef Cattle, Norman L. Dalsted

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Networking People, Barry H. Dunn

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Pricing/Formula Grids: Which Fit and Which Don't Fit, Dillon M. Feuz

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Fink Beef Genetics, Galen Fink

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Synchronization Programs Update, Tom Geary

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Bull Genetics: Purebreds, Composites, Full-sibs and Half-sibs, James A. Gosey

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Innovative Marketing and Angus America, Douglas Hoff

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Carcass Value Marketing, Dick Kjerstad

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Ingestion of Ponderosa Pine Needles by Cattle, S. L. Kronberg, R. E. Short, and E. E. Grings

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Breeding for Profit: an Introduction to Selection Index Concepts, M. D. MacNeil, R. A. Nugent, and W. M. Snelling

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Cows and Computers: Choosing Records Management Software, Martha Malm Ellis

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Realities of Cow Herd Genetics: Expectations and Impact, Don Marshall

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Characterization of Alliances, Mike Miller

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Market Outlook, Mike Miller

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B-maturity: Factors Affecting Physiological Maturity, J. Brad Morgan

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Calving Difficulty, Robert G. Mortimer

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Future of the Beef Industry, Wayne D. Purcell

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Applications of Monitoring for Producers, Roy Roath

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New National Research Council (NRC) Beef Cattle Requirements - Range Application, Ivan G. Rush

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Reproductive Toxicology: Pine Needles and Plant Estrogens, R. E. Short, S. L. Kronberg, E. E. Grings, J. P. Rosazza, and S. P. Ford

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Beef Quality Assurance–Past, Present, Future, Gary C. Smith, J. D. Tatum, and K. E. Belk

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Overview of a TQM Approach for Improving Beef Tenderness, J. D. Tatum, M. H. George, K. E. Belk, and G. C. Smith

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Empowering People, Burke Teichert

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Bovine Viral Diarrhea, Hana Van Campen

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Basic Immunology, Lynn F. Woodward

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Grazing Animal Diets: When to Supplement, Doug Zalesky

1995

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Nutritional Value of Grazed Forages and How It Fits The Cow’s Requirement, Don C. Adams, Richard T. Clark, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Jerry D. Volesky

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Our Product, Beef – What Are Consumers Saying?, Mary M. Adolf

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Dealing With a Down-Cycle in the Cattle Market, Tom Brink

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Cow-Share and Bull Leasing Arrangements – What’s Fair and Economical, Richard T. Clark and Donald B. Hudson

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Understanding Basic Mineral and Vitamin Nutrition, Larry Corah

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Reducing Calving Difficulty by Heifer and Sire Selection and Management, Gene H. Deutscher

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Strategic Alliances: How Can Seed Stock Producers Help?, Roger Dieter

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Family Relationships and Estate Transfer – What Should and Can We Do?, Robert J. Fetsch

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Marketing Cull Cows – How & When?, Dillon M. Feuz

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Keeping Employees "Positive And Pulling", John Flocchini

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Government Decisions and Policy: Impact on the Cattle Industry, Roy Frederick

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Management Factors to Decrease Health Problems in Weaned Calves, M. L. Galyean, G. C. Duff, and K. J. Malcom-Callis

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Management Factors to Improve Health in Newborn Calves, Franklyn B. Garry

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The Use of Composite Bulls – Long Term Benefits and Challenges, James A. Gosey

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Just How Important Are Carcass EPDs?, Ronnie D. Green