The Range Beef Cow Symposium is scheduled for Nov. 28-30 in Cheyenne, Wyo., this year.

The symposium will take place at Little America Resort and Convention Center at Cheyenne. More than 25 speakers will address beef production topics such as nutrition, marketing, health, reproduction, consumer demand and current industry issues.

The symposium begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday and concludes Thursday with a half-day cattle-handling workshop. Additional information such as agenda, registration and lodging is available at Rangebeefcow.com. The site allows online registration with credit cards.

 This year represents the 25th    symposium. The first one was in 1969 (they are held every two years) in Chadron.

Much of the agenda for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will still consist of speakers, many of whom are national or regional experts in their fields. And one long-standing feature of the Range Beef Cow Symposium will not change – the opportunity to interact with vendors. Symposium organizers left time in the agenda for symposium attendees to visit the more than 80 vendors.

The popular producer panel also will take place. This year’s panel will focus on long-term practices to survive the drought. The market outlook is another piece of information that will still be on the agenda at the 25th RBCS.

One opportunity for interactive learning is hands-on sessions Thursday morning at Laramie County Community College. There are sessions on body condition scoring, frame scoring, interpreting feed tags, and artificial insemination with ultrasound.

Plant identification also is important for producers. It’s important to manage range condition and know the effects that grazing is having.

The RBCS is organized by the animal science departments of Colorado State University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, South Dakota State University and UW.  The event rotates between Colorado, western Nebraska, western South Dakota and Wyoming. 

The event focuses on beef production issues in the western states.

For more information, call 307-837-2000 or email spaisley@uwyo.edu.

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