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Moday, Nov. 27 — Preconference presentation
6 p.m. CAB/Zoetis invitational pre-conference supper, Robin Faulkner, Zoetis Animal Health (open to attendees, for a ticket contact your area sales rep)
Tuesday, Nov. 28 — Range Beef Cow Symposium
7:30 a.m. Registration – Tuesday, November 28
  Industry Issues Section – Ramrod: Mike Day
8:45 a.m. Welcome and Introduction — Mike Day, University of Wyoming
9:00 a.m. International trade update — Greg Hanes, USMEF
9:30 a.m. Livestock and feedgrain Market Outlook — Jim Robb, LMIC
10:00 a.m. Break, visit trade show booths
  Grazing Management and Nutrition
10:30 a.m. Drought management: Similar horizons but different perspectives — Justin Derner, ARS
11:00 a.m. Range mineral nutrition — Mary Drewnoski
11:30 a.m. Genetic tools for selection and marketing —Troy Hadrick, S.D.
12:00 p.m. Lunch at Little America / Visit trade show booths
  Afternoon Ramrod — Joe Cassady, S.D.S.U.
1:30 p.m. Genetic selection vs.visual appraisal: Is it a conundrum? — Bob Weaber & Matt Spangler
2:30 p.m. Overview of the 2016 National Beef Quality Audit — Deb VanOverbeke, OSU
3:30 p.m. Break, visit trade show
4:00 p.m. Meat cutting demonstration — Culinary Kitchen staff
4:30 p.m. Management decisions during drought — Craig Bieber, S.D.
5:00 p.m. Evening reception, discussion
6:00 p.m. UW Meat Science presentation — Warrie Means, University of Wyoming
7:30 p.m. Attend Bull Pen Sessions at Little America
Wednesday, Nov. 29 — Range Beef Cow Symposium
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Zinpro and Leachman of Colorado are sponsoring a free breakfast on Wednesday morning at Little America. 
8:00 a.m. Registration – Wednesday, November 29
  Outlook for Beef Demand — Ramrod: UNL
9:00 a.m. Generation transition — Pam Olsen, estate planning
9:30 a.m. D.C. government affairs update — Allison Cooke, Government affairs
10:00 a.m. Being and advocate for beef — Rob Eirich
10:30 a.m. Break and visit industry booths
  Herd Health – Ramrod: UNL
11:00 a.m. Influence of Modified Live Vaccines on reproductive performance — George Perry, SDSU
11:30 a.m. Bovine TB – What it is and what to expect if it involves your herd — Dr. Jim Logan, WLSB
12:00 p.m. Lunch at Little America
  Ranch Management and Transitioning
1:30 p.m. Farm loan opportunities for ranchers — Scott Miller, Colorado FSA
2:00 p.m. Key drivers of cow herd profitability. — Clay Mathis, King Ranch Institute
2:30 p.m. Managing risk in the beef industry — CattleFax
3:00 p.m. Weather outlook — Brian Bledsoe, meteorologist
3:30 p.m. Break and visit industry booths
  Consumer Demand
4:00 p.m. Consumer Demand Panel — Cindy Goertz, Wyoming Pure; Bridget Wasser, Beef Innovations; NCBA survey data
5:00 p.m. Reception, Little America
6:00 p.m. Dinner and History of RBCS — Ivan Rush, Doug Hixson
7:00 p.m. Bull Pen sessions at Little America / Visit industry booths
Thursday, Nov. 30 — Range Beef Cow Symposium
8:00 a.m. Registration
  Cattle Handling Workshop – LCCC Teaching Arena
9:00 a.m. Session 1 — Ryan Rhodes, Scott Lake
10:00 a.m. Session 2 — Julie Walker, Ken Olson
11:00 a.m. Session3 — WY, CO, SD & NE specialists
  ** During each session, choose 1 of 4 topics:
  1. a) Body Condition Scoring with ultrasound
  2. b) Frame scoring
  3. c) Interpret feed tag / feed analysis
  4. d) Reproduction/ A.I. with ultrasound
12:00 p.m. Adjourn – The end of 2017 Range Beef Cow Symposium.

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