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Range Beef Cow Symposium
December 9 - 11, 2003
Scotts Bluff County Fairgrounds Events Center, Mitchell, NE

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New beef products and how they have helped increase demand for beef
Sallie Atkins, Nebraska Beef Council, Kearney, NE

Traceback, verification and identification on the ranch: Big brother or best buddy?
Jack Whittier, Extension Beef Specialist, CSU

Direct marketing of beef: Pro's and con's, do's and don'ts
C.J. Mucklow, Routt County Ag Extension Educator, CSU

How we enhance our natural resources on a working ranch
Mike Kelly, Rancher, Sutherland, NE – 2003 National Winner of NCBA Environmental Stewardship Award

When all is said and done, what really matters in cattle reproduction on the ranch?
Gordon Niswender, Reproductive Physiologist, CSU

How will cattlemen deal with the future?
Marc Vanacht, Ag Business Consultants, St. Louis, MO

The economic benefits and potential when using current and future EPDs - Economic Relative Traits
Mark Enns, Geneticist, CSU

Beyond EPDs – Marker assisted selection: practical and economical applications
Ronnie Green, National Program Leader, Food Animal Production, USDA

Selecting for carcass marbling and muscle – benefits and pitfalls
Jim Gosey, Beef Specialist, UNL

Will electronic grading change the way we produce cattle?
Glen Dolezal, Director of New Technology Applications, EXCEL Corp., Wichita, KS

What's happening in Washington, DC that affects cattlemen?
Tom Osborne, Congressman, Nebraska

The journey to recovery of the range after drought
Roger Gates, Extension Range Specialist, SDSU

Use of irrigated pastures and economics of establishment and grazing
Dick Clark, Head of Ag Economics, UNL and Jerry Volesky, Range and Forage Specialist, UNL

Strategically feeding protein and energy during wintering and managing cow condition
Don Adams, Beef Nutritionist, UNL

Value and use of by-products in the cow herd
Rick Rasby, Beef Specialist, UNL

Water quality for cattle - effect on performance
Trey Patterson, Extension Beef Specialist, SDSU

Minerals supplementation – major and trace: when and what are the economic benefits?
Cody Wright, Extension Beef Specialist, SDSU

International factors that affect your cattle prices
Wayne Purcell, Agricultural Economist, Virginia Tech

Developing replacement heifers: recent research findings on target weights and fat supplementation
Rick Funston, Beef Cattle Reproductive Specialist, UNL

Supplementing fat for the cow herd
Brett Hess, Nutritionist, UW

Feeding and managing cows on high grain diets
Steve Paisley, Extension Beef Specialist, UW

New tools for estrus synchronization – costs and benefits
Doug Zalesky, Manager/Research Scientist, San Juan Basin Research Center, CSU

The latest on Bovine Virus Diarrhea - Type I and II
Bob Mortimer, Clinical Veterinarian, CSU

Managing to alleviate calf scours - "Sandhills management system"
Dave Smith, DVM, Extension Veterinarian, UNL

Early and fence line weaning of calves - producers experience
Kirk Laux, Laux Feedyard, Bridgeport, NE and Harlow Hill, Maddux Cattle Co., Wauneta, NE

The cattle markets - the influences and future prices
Jim Robb, Director, Livestock Marketing Information Center, Lakewood, CO

The two best and worst decisions I have made in my operation
Dave Fischbach, Rancher, Faith, SD and Barry Dunn, Range-Livestock Production Specialist, SDSU

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