Range Beef Cow Symposium
December 6 - 8, 2005
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City, SD
Schedule of Events
Please visit the Newsroom during or after the symposium for API coverage of these sessions.
Monday, Dec. 5
Pre-symposium “Marketing for Black Ink” seminar hosted by Certified Angus Beef LLC
6:30 p.m.         Reception with hors d’oeuvres
7:30 p.m.         A Look Forward at Premium Markets in the Meat Industry
Chad Stine, Buckhead Beef, Ga.
8:30 p.m.         Marketing for Profits Panel — Real-World Applications
Gary Johnson, Kansas, commercial cow-calf producer

Bim Nelson, Nebraska, auction market operator

Ken Conway, Kansas, grid-marketing agent

Chad Stine, Georgia, foodservice operator
9:30 p.m.         Adjourn
Tuesday, Dec. 6 — Range Beef Cow Symposium
7 a.m.         Registration
                       Morning Ramrod: Bob Thaler, Interim Department Head, South Dakota State University Department of Animal and Range Sciences
8:15 a.m.         Welcome
Gerald Warmann, Director, South Dakota State University Cooperative Extension Service
Industry Issues
8:30 a.m.         Factors and Policies Affecting the Cattle Industry
Jim Wisenmeyer, Informa Economics
9 a.m.         Animal Disease and Trade Effects on our Markets
Jim Robb, Livestock Marketing Information Center
9:30 a.m.         Food-Born Pathogens: Control Through Management
Terry Klopfenstein, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
10 a.m.       Break
10:30 a.m.       The Future of the Beef Industry
Gary Smith, Colorado State University
11 a.m.       New Demands on Beef Products
Jim Coakley, Coleman Natural Beef, Sterling, Colo.
11:30 a.m.       Lunch — Visit Commercial Booths
                       Afternoon Ramrod
Don Beermann, Head, Department of Animal Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Beef and the Consumer                 
1 p.m.         Restaurateur’s Perspective on Animal ID
Chef Victor Matthews, Jr., Black Bear Restaurant, Green Mountain Falls, Colo.
1:30 p.m.         Animal Identification: Making It Work in the Cattle Industry
Gilbert Angus Ranch, Buffalo, S.D.
Allen Bright, Antioch, Neb.
Mark Harmon, Joplin Regional Stockyards, Carthage, Mo.
2:30 p.m.         Break
3 p.m.         Heterosis/Crossbreeding
Jim Gosey, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
3:30 p.m.         Improving Feed Efficiency Through Genetics
Mark Allen, USDA-ARS, Clay Center, Neb.
4 p.m.         Using New Selection Tools
Mark Enns, Colorado State University
4:30 p.m.         Utilizing Carcass Traits in a Breeding Program
Rich Blair, Vale, S.D.
5 p.m.         Visit Trade Show
6 p.m.         Optional Dinner
A delicious beef dinner will be at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. Indicate dinner reservations on the registration form.
7 p.m.         Bull Pen Sessions
Wednesday, Dec. 7 — Range Beef Cow Symposium
  Morning Ramrod - Doug Hixon, Head, Department of Animal Science, University of Wyoming
8 a.m.         Management Strategies to Reduce Embryonic Loss
Tom Geary, USDA-ARS, Miles City, Mont.
8:30 a.m.         Factors Affecting Breeding Success
George Perry, South Dakota State University
9 a.m.         Heifer Development Strategies to Increase Returns
Trey Patterson, Padlock Ranch, Ranchester, Wyo.
9:30 a.m.         Break
Range and Nutrition
10 a.m.       Dale Richardson, Rex Ranches, Lakeside, Neb.
10:30 a.m.       Forecasting Forage Production
Sandy Smart, South Dakota State University
11 a.m.       Distillers’ Grains for Range Cattle
Ivan Rush, University of Nebraska-Scottsbluff
11:30 a.m.       Supplementation, Winter Cow Nutrition
Don Adams, University of Nebraska-North Platte
Noon               Lunch
  Afternoon Ramrod
Bill Wailes, Head, Department of Animal Science, Colorado State University
Animal Health
1:30 p.m.         Trichomoniasis
Russ Daly, South Dakota State University
2 p.m.         Controlling BVD
Jim Kennedy, Colorado State University
2:30 p.m.         Getting the Most Out of a Vaccine Program
Charlie Stoltenow, North Dakota State University
3 p.m.        Break
3:30 p.m.         Passing the Ranch On
Ron Hanson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
4 p.m.         “Decoding” the Alphabet Soup of Animal ID & Marketing Programs
Jack Whittier, Colorado State University
4:30 p.m.         Managing and Marketing Cull Cows
Cody Wright, South Dakota State University
5 p.m.         View Trade Show
6 p.m.         Optional Dinner
7 p.m.         Bull Pen Session
Thursday, Dec. 8 — Range Beef Cow Symposium
                       Morning Ramrod
Gary Lemme, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Biological Science, South Dakota State University
Business and Marketing
8:30 a.m.         Leading Change in the Beef Industry
Invited — Governor Mike Rounds, South Dakota
9 a.m.         Key Indicators of Profitability in Ranching
Barry Dunn, King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management, Kingsville, Texas
9:30 a.m.         Break
10 a.m.       Determining the Best Time to Wean
Steve Paisley, University of Wyoming
10:30 a.m.       A Producer’s Experience on Moving Calving Date
Mark McCarty, Two-Dot Ranch, Cody, Wyo.
11 a.m.       Performance of Cattle on Natural Beef Program
Turk Stovall, OriGen, Huntley, Mont.
11:30 a.m.       Market Outlook
Randy Blach, CattleFax, Denver, Colo.
Noon               Adjourn

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