The 2015 Range Beef Cow Symposium takes place November 16 to 19, in Loveland, Colorado. This semi-annual educational event for cow-calf producers is sponsored by the animal science departments at Colorado State University, South Dakota State University, the University of Nebraska and the University of Wyoming, and the location rotates between those four states.
This year’s symposium, hosted by Colorado State University, takes place at The Ranch, an event center adjacent to the Larimer County Fairgrounds just off I-25 between Fort Collins and Loveland.
The program schedule, which now is available online, kicks off at 1:00 pm on Monday, Nov. 16 with a focus on beef quality assurance and BQA certification, including a stockmanship workshop with Curt Pate. Leachman Cattle of Colorado will host a reception and pre-symposium seminar that evening.
On Tuesday, November 17, the full-day program includes presentations on the market outlook, consumer issues, reproduction and production efficiency.
On Wednesday, November 18, another full day of programming includes multiple presentations on genetics and genetic selection, health management and rangeland and grazing topics.
Evening Bull Pen Sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday, a popular feature of the symposium, provide an opportunity for participants to engage in discussions with the experts who presented during that day’s program.
On Thursday, November 19, the half-day program focuses on managing people, cattle, data and risk, along with presentations on marketing and receiving top value for your cattle. The program wraps up at noon on Thursday.