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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2015

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Range Beef Cow Symposium in Colorado, Nov 15-19.

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Range Beef Cow Symposium in Colorado, Nov. 16-19, 2015--Announcements, Program, Schedule

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Animal Welfare & Beef Industry Practices: Dehorning, Castration, & Branding, Jason K. Ahola

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Animal Welfare Implications of Beef Industry Practices Including Dehorning, Castration, and Branding, Jason K. Ahola

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Understanding the Veterinary Feed Directive, Libby Bigler

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A Producer Perspective on Using Reproductive Technologies, Chad Blair

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A PRODUCERS PERSPECTIVE ON REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES, Chad Blair

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Long Range Forecast 2016, Brian Bledsoe

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DE-COMMODITIZING THE FEEDER CALF MARKET: PROVIDING OBJECTIVE INFORMATION TO BUYERS, Tom Brink and Lee Leachman

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Valuing Feeder Cattle It's time to reconsider how you market your calves!, Tom Brink and Lee Leachman

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What's the Value of Low-Stress Stockmanship from a Feed Yard's Perspective?, Anne Burkholder

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Animal Health & Antibiotic Stewardship, Rob Eirich

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Mentoring and managing employees to ensure husbandry and assure consumers., Tracey Erickson

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Managing risk on Small to Medium size operations, Wayne Fahsholtz

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MANAGING RISK ON THE AVERAGE SIZED COW-CALF OPERATION, Wayne Fahsholtz

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Adding Stockers to a Cow / Calf Operation Buy, Sell, or Hold?, Mark Frasier

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INCORPORATING A YEARLING STOCKER ENTERPRISE TO THE COW/CALF OPERATION: BUY, SELL, OR HOLD?, Mark Frasier

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Managing Compromised and Weak Calves at Birth, Franklyn Garry

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MANAGING COMPROMISED AND WEAK CALVES, Franklyn B. Garry and Jason E. Lombard

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HOW TO USE COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE GENOMIC PREDICTIONS, M. G. Gonda

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How To Use Commercially Available Genomic Predictions, Michael Gonda

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WHY DOES CONSUMER OPINION TRUMP SCIENCE (ANIMAL WELFARE, GMOS, FOOD ANIMALS VS PETS)?, Ronnie D. Green

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Using Partial Confinement Systems for Beef Cattle Production, Karla Jenkins

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IMPACTS OF ESTROUS SYNCHRONIZATION ON COWHERD PERFORMANCE, G. Cliff Lamb

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Reproduction - Impact of Estrous Synchronization and Al on Cowherd Performance Over Time, G. Cliff Lamb

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THE FOCUS MY MILLENIAL GENERATION NEEDS, Cassie Lapaseotes

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The Focus My Millenial Generation Needs, Cassie Lapaseotes

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Improve Cow Herd Efficiency, Lee Leachman

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Challenges with Heifer Selection - HOW MANY Should I Breed, and What are they worth?, Ron Lemenager and Scott Lake

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Young Producer Inspirational Breakfast, Troy Marshall

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EFFECTS OF GRAZING ON GRASS, C. A. Matney

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Effects of Grazing on Grass, Casey A. Matney

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Farm Service Agency, Scott Miller

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HIGH ALTITUDE DISEASE, PAP, FEEDLOT HYPERTENSION, AND RESPIRATORY ISSUES, J. M. Neary, F. B. Garry, T. N. Holt, G. M. Krafsur, P. S. Morley, R. D. Brown, K. R. Stenmark, R. M. Enns, and M. G. Thomas

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HIGH ALTITUDE DISEASE, PAP, FEEDLOT HYPERTENSION, AND RESPIRATORY ISSUES, J. M. Neary, F. B. Garry, T. N. Holt, G. M. Krafsur, P. S. Morley, R. D. Brown, K. R. Stenmark, R. M. Enns, and M. G. Thomas

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Cow Feed Efficiency Unknowns, Including Utilization of Range Forages, Douglas Olsen

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COW FEED EFFICIENCY UNKNOWNS INCLUDING UTILIZATION OF RANGE FORAGES, Douglas L. Olsen

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COW SUPPLEMENTATION: GETTING THE BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK, Ken Olson

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FEED EFFICIENCY IN THE RANGE BEEF COW: WHAT SHOULD WE BE LOOKING AT?, H. H. "Trey" Patterson

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Efficiency in the Range Beef Cow, Trey Patterson

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Prepare to Succeed, Brandon Peterson

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Use of Annual Forages in a Grazing Livestock System, Nancy Peterson

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Market Outlook Cattle Prices and Drivers, Jimm Robb

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COW SUPPLEMENTATION: GETTING THE BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK, South Dakota State University

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Economically Relevent Traits and Selection Indcies, Matt Spangler

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ECONOMICALLY RELEVANT TRAITS AND SELECTION INDICES, M. L. Spangler

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Making the Opportunities Work, Zach Thode

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FEEDLOT AND CARCASS DATA: MAKING “CENTS” AND MAKING DECISIONS, Julie Walker

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Feedlot and Carcass Data: Making “Cents” and Making Decisions, Julie Walker

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Beef Quality Assurance, Tracey Walsh

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Crossbreeding Strategies: Terminal and Maternal Crossing, Bob Weaber

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CROSSBREEDING STRATEGIES: INCLUDING TERMINAL VS. MATERNAL CROSSES, R. L. Weaber

2013

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Range Beef Cow Symposium XXIII: Program & Brochure

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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