The 24th Range Beef Cow Symposium will be held on November 17 to 19, 2015 at The Ranch, an event center on the Larimer County Fairgrounds near Fort Collins, Colo. The Range Beef Cow Symposium has been held on a biennial basis since the first symposium was held in 1969 in Chadron, Nebraska. The symposium is planned and conducted by Extension Beef Specialists from Colorado State University, University of Wyoming, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and South Dakota State University. Hosting the event rotates among the four states, with the most recent past Range Beef Cow Symposium held in Rapid City, South Dakota in December 2013.
The Range Beef Cow Symposium attracts top-notch speakers from universities, agriculture industries, and beef cattle producers. It also includes a trade show with over 100 vendors that has been very popular with the participants. Recent symposia have been attended by 500 to 700 beef cattle producers. Many rarely miss because they value the educational opportunity that it provides.
Topics will include the market outlook, consumer perceptions of beef, new information about nutrition, reproduction, genetics, and animal health, among others.
For questions or more information contact:
- Ken Olson, Professor & SDSU Extension Beef Specialist | 605.394.2236
- Julie Walker, Associate Professor & SDSU Extension Beef Specialist | 605.688.5458
Source: SDSU Extension