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- Range Beef Cow Symposium to Bring Educational Opportunities to Colorado, Colorado State University news release, Sept. 9, 2015
Monday, November 16
- Beef Quality Assurance: From the Producer's Gate to the Consumer's Plate, Tracey Walsh, director of industry relations for the South Dakota Beef Industry Council
- Beef Quality Assurance: Antibiotic Stewardship, Rob Eirich, extension educator, beef systems, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- Beef Quality Assurance: What Does VFD Mean to Producers, Libby Bigler, BQA coordinator, Colorado State University
Synopsis by Kasey Brown | PowerPoint (899 KB pdf)
- Beef Quality Assurance: Live Demonstration, Steve Paisley, associate professor and state extension beef specilist, University of Wyoming
Synopsis by Kasey Brown
- Beef Quality Assurance: Stockmanship and Stewardship Demonstration, Curt Pate, Curt Pate Stockmanship
Synopsis by Kindra Gordon
- Pre-symposium Seminar hosted by Leachman Cattle of Colorado
Synopsis by Troy Smith
Tuesday, November 17
- Young Producer Inspirational Breakfast Keynote, Troy Marshall, Marshall Cattle Co., Burlington, Colo.
- The Market Outlook, Jim Robb, Livestock Market Information Center, Denver, Colo.
- Why Does Consumer Opinion Trump Science?, Ronnie Green, Harlan Vice Chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska—Lincoln
- No More Food Fights: Preparing for the Beef Industry's Future, Michele Payn-Knoper, Cause Matters Corp.
- Animal Welfare Programs: Tyson's Farmcheck Program, Lora Wright, beef supply chain manager, Tyson Food
- Animal Welfare Implications of Beef Industry Practices, Including Dehorning, Castration and Branding, Jason Ahola, associate professor, beef management systems, Department of Animal Sciences, Colorado State University
- An Update on Sustainability and the Beef Industry, Cameron Bruett, corporate affairs and sustainability, JBS USA, and president of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef
- Challenges with Heifer Selection: How Many Should I Breed and What are They Worth?, Ron Lemenager (presenter), beef extension specialist, Purdue University; and Scott Lake, beef extension specialist, University of Wyoming
- A Producer's Perspective on Reproductive Technologies, Chad Blair, managing partner, Blair Brothers LLC, South Dakota
- Impacts of Synchronizing Estrus and Using AI on Cow Herd Performance, Cliff Lamb, North Florida Research and Education Center, University of Florida
- Using Partial Confinement Systems for Beef Cattle Production, Karla Jenkins, cow-calf and range management specialist, University of Nebraska—Lincoln Extension
- Producer Panel: Cow Feed Efficiency and Unknowns, moderator: Trey Patterson, Padlock Ranch Co., Ranchester, Wyo.; Douglas Olsen, Olsen Ranches Inc., western Nebraska; and Lee Leachman, Leachman Cattle Co., Wellington, Colo.
Synopsis by Troy | Patterson PowerPoint (1.8 MB pdf) | Patterson Proceedings (84 KB pdf) | Olsen PowerPoint (10.6 MB pdf) | Olsen Proceedings (90 KB pdf) | Leachman PowerPoint (1.5 MB pdf) | Patterson Audio (10 MB mp3) | Olsen Audio (12.6 MB mp3) | Leachman audio (9.8 MB mp3)
Wednesday, November 18
- Hydroxy Minerals Introduced, Micronutrients informational breakfast
Synopsis by Troy Smith | PowerPoint
- Economically Relevant Traits and Selection Indices, Matt Spangler, beef genetics extension specialist, Department of Animal Science, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
- Crossbreeding Strategies: Including Terminal vs. Maternal Crosses, Bob Weaber, beef cattle geneticist, Department of Animal Sciences and Industry, Kansas State University
- How to Use Commercially Available Genomic Predictions, Michael Gonda, animal geneticist, Department of Animal Science, South Dakota State University
- High-altitude Disease, PAP, Feedlot Hypertension and Respiratory Issues, Joe Neary, Colorado State University
- Managing Compromised and Weak Calves, Frank Garry (presenter), DVM, Integrated Livestock Management Program, Colorado State University; and Jason Lombard, DVM, National Animal Health Monitoring System
- What's the Value of Low-stress Stockmanship from a Feedyard's Perspective, Anne Burkholder, Will Feed Inc., Cozad, Neb.
- Impact of Long-term Weather Patterns on Grazing, Brian Bledsoe, chief meteorologist, KKTV, Colorado Springs, Colo.
- Cow Supplementation: Getting the Best Bang for Your Buck, Ken Olson, beef extension specialist, Department of Animal Science, South Dakota State University
- Use of Annual Forages in a Grazing Livestock System, Nancy Peterson, Plum Thicket Farms, Gordon, Neb.
- Effects of Grazing on Grass, Casey Matney, range specialist, School of Natural Resources and Extension, University of Alaska
- Incorporating a Yearling Stocker Enterprise to the Cow-calf Operation: Buy, Sell or Hold? Mark Frasier, F Cross Cattle Co., Fort Morgan, Colo.
- The Focus My Millenial Generation Needs, Cassie Lapaseotes, Lapaseotes Feedyard, Bridgeport, Neb.
- How Can Young People Get Into the Cattle Business: Panelist Brandon Peterson, Peterson Angus, Alcester, S.D.; Zach Thode, Livermore, Calif.; and Scott Miller ,loan chief, Farm Service Agency
Thursday, November 19
- Mentoring and Managing Employees to Ensure Proper Husbandry for Consumers, Tracey Erickson, dairy field extension specialist, South Dakota State University
- Feedlot and Carcass Data: Making "Cents" and Making Decisions, Julie Walker, extension beef specialist, South Dakota State University
- Manage Risk on the Average-size Cow-calf Operation, Wayne Fahsholtz, ranch manager, AgWin Group Consulting
- Evaluating and Valuing Cull Beef Cows and Their Carcasses, Dale Woerner
- De-commoditizing the Feeder-calf Market: Providing Objective Information to Buyers, Tom Brink and Lee Leachman
- Global Market Landscape, Duane Lenz
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