The University of Wyoming will host the 2009 Range Beef Cow Symposium on Dec. 1-3 in Casper, Wyo. Held every two years and rotating between four states, the symposium is typically one of the premier educational events for cow-calf producers.

"With more than 30 speakers addressing beef production topics such as nutrition, marketing, health, reproduction, consumer demand and current industry issues, the RBCS is a great opportunity to listen to nationally recognized speakers on a wide variety of topics," said Steve Paisley, University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service beef cattle specialist.

Started in 1969 at Chadron, Neb., and held every other year, 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. 

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