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Tuesday, Nov. 28 — Range Beef Cow Symposium
7:30 a.m. Registration – Tuesday, November 28
  Industry Issues Section – Ramrod: Mike Day
8:45 a.m. Welcome and Introduction — Mike Day, University of Wyoming
9:00 a.m. International trade update — Greg Hanes, USMEF
9:30 a.m. Livestock and feedgrain market outlook — Jim Robb, LMIC
10:00 a.m. Plant ID intro and walk through vendors
  Grazing Management and Nutrition
11:00 a.m. Range management update — Justin Derner, ARS
11:30 a.m. Range mineral nutrition — Mary Drewnoski
12:00 p.m. Lunch at Little America / Visit trade show booths
1:30 p.m. Genetic testing vs. visual evaluation — Bob Weaber & Matt Spangler
2:30 p.m. Quality Audit update — Deb VanOverbeke, OSU
3:00 p.m. Meat cutting demonstration — Culinary Kitchen staff
3:30 p.m. View meat cuts and visit trade show
4:00 p.m. Producer panel: Management during drought — Area ranchers, including Craig Bieber, S.D.
5:00 p.m. Evening reception, discussion
6:00 p.m. UW meat science presentation — Warrie Means, University of Wyoming
7:30 p.m. Attend Bull Pen Sessions at Little America
Wednesday, Nov. 29 — Range Beef Cow Symposium
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Zinpro and Leachman of Colorado are sponsoring a free breakfast on Wednesday morning at Little America. 
8:00 a.m. Registration – Wednesday, November 29
  Outlook for Beef Demand — Ramrod: UNL
9:00 a.m. Generation transition — Pam Olsen, estate planning
9:30 a.m. Emerging issues for the beef industry — Allison Cooke, government affairs
10:00 a.m. Being an advocate for beef — Rob Eirich
10:30 a.m. Break and visit industry booths
  Herd Health – Ramrod: UNL
11:00 a.m. Influence of modified live vaccines on reproductive performance — George Perry, SDSU
11:30 a.m. Bovine TB: What it is and what to expect if it involves your herd — Dr. Jim Logan, WLSB
12:00 p.m. Lunch at Little America
  Ranch Management and Transitioning
1:30 p.m. Farm loan opportunities for ranchers — Scott Miller, Colorado FSA
2:00 p.m. Key drivers for profitability — Clay Mathis, King Ranch Institute
2:30 p.m. Managing risk in the beef industry — CattleFax
3:00 p.m. Weather outlook — Brian Bledsoe, meteorologist
3:30 p.m. Break and visit industry booths
  Consumer Demand
4:00 p.m. Consumer demand panel: Cindy Goertz, Wyoming Pure; Bridget Wasser, Beef Innovations; NCBA survey data
5:00 p.m. Reception, Little America
6:00 p.m. Dinner and history of RBCS — Ivan Rush, Doug Hixson
7:00 p.m. Bull Pen sessions at Little America / Visit industry booths
Thursday, Nov. 30 — Range Beef Cow Symposium
8:00 a.m. Registration
  Cattle Handling Workshop – LCCC Teaching Arena
9:00 a.m. Session 1 — Ryan Rhodes, Scott Lake
10:00 a.m. Session 2 — Julie Walker, Ken Olson
11:00 a.m. Session3 — WY, CO, SD & NE specialists
  ** During each session, choose 1 of 4 topics:
  • a) Body condition scoring with ultrasound
  • b) Frame scoring
  • c) Interpret feed tag / feed analysis
  • d) Reproduction/ AI with ultrasound
12:00 p.m. Adjourn – The end of 2017 Range Beef Cow Symposium.

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