For almost 50 years, one of the best places to get boots-on-the-ground, practical, take-home information on the many and varied aspects of cattle and ranch management has been the biennial Range Beef Cow Symposium (RBCS). That tradition continues this year as the 24th biennial RBCS is scheduled for Nov. 17-19 at The Ranch in Loveland, Colo., hosted by the Animal Science Department at Colorado State University. The biennial symposium, sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Service and Animal Science Departments of Colorado State University, South Dakota State University, the University of Nebraska and the University of Wyoming, offers an exclusive program of practical production management information specific to the region’s cattle producers.
This year’s program will highlight a variety of industry speakers delivering valuable, cutting-edge information on beef cattle management strategies ranging from consumer preferences to grazing schemes. Additionally, sessions will incorporate speakers and events geared toward young and up-and-coming producers, including a Young Producers’ Professional Networking Social and a producer panel focusing on how to enter the cattle business as a first generation cattle producer.
An always-popular feature of the Range Beef Cow Symposium is the evening “Bull Pen Sessions.” Speakers will be on hand to answer questions and discuss their topics, offering attendees an opportunity to acquire more in-depth and applied knowledge from presentations earlier in the program.
The symposium also boasts a top notch trade show, showcasing a variety of commercial displays from over 75 allied industry vendors. A pre-symposium Beef Quality Assurance training will also be provided on Monday, Nov. 16 featuring Curt Pate.
The early registration deadline is Oct. 26, after which registration prices will increase. For a full schedule of events and speakers, hotel accommodations and online registration, visit the Range Beef Cow Symposium website at www.rangebeefcow.com, or contact Jason Ahola (970-491-3312; firstname.lastname@example.org) or Libby Bigler (970-491-2333; email@example.com).
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