Range Beef Cow Symposium XXI (2009)

Range Beef Cow Symposium XXI

December 1, 2, and 3 2009, Casper, Wyoming

Presented by
Cooperative Extension Services and the Animal Science Departments of

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Industry Issues

Federal Policy Impacts on Beef Producers
Cynthia Lummis

Wyoming Issues Update, CWD and Brucellosis
Dean Galey, University of Wyoming

Beef Export Considerations for the Industry
Jim Robb, Livestock Marketing Information Center

Advocates for Agriculture: Discovering Your Influence Power
Troy and Stacy Hadrick, Vale, SD

Animal Rights as a Mainstream Phenomenon
[Shortened Version for Reading in Australia]
Bernie Rollin, Colorado State University

Extensive Heifer Development Systems
Rick Funston, University of Nebraska, Jeremy Martin, University of Nebraska, Andy Roberts Fort Keogh, USDA/ARS

Common $ense Heifer Management
Patsy Houghton, Heartland Cattle, McCook, NE

Impact of Method of Heifer Development and Post-AI Management on Reproductive Efficiency
George Perry, Julie Walker, Cody Wright, and Ken Olson South Dakota State University

Profitable Cow and Heifer Pregnancy Rates
Jack Whittier, Colorado State University


Opportunities for Selection: Level 2
Ronnie Green, Pfizer Animal Health

Genetic Abnormalities
Jon Beever, University of Illinois

Integrating Information into Selection
Connee Quinn, Quinn Cow Company, Chadron, NE

Integrating Information into Selection
Loren Berger, Stapleton, NE

Beef Product Demand

U.S. Beef Demand Drivers and Enhancement Opportunities: A Research Summary
James Mintert, Purdue University
Glynn Tonsor, Kansas State University
Ted Schroeder, Kansas State University

"Feeding the World, Challenges and Opportunities for the U.S. Beef Industry
Clint Peck, Montana BQA

New Beef Products Research
Chris Calkins, University of Nebraska

Beef Cattle Selection

Selecting for Efficiency
Nick Hammett, Commercial Marketing Manager, Circle A Angus Ranch, Iberia, MO

Limitations and Challenges with RFI
Dorian Garrick, Iowa State University

Genetics of Disease Resistance
Mark Enns, Colorado State University

Using Information to Make Informed Selection Decisions
Matt Spangler, University of Nebraska

Range Management and Monitoring

Managing Annual Bromes in the Northern Great Plains
Lance Vermeire, Matt Rinella, and Jennifer Muscha, Fort Keogh, USDA/ARS

Livestock and Vegetation Responses to Stocking Rate and Grazing System
Justin Derner, High Plains Grassland Research Center, Cheyenne, WY, USDA-ARS

Implementing Range Monitoring
Roger Gates, South Dakota State University

Adding Value to the Calf Crop

Impacts of Calf Nutritional Management on Quality Grade
Lake, University of Wyoming

Bovine Respiratory Disease & Diagnostic Veterinary Medicine (Managing Respiratory Diseases in the Herd)
Don Montgomery, Wyoming State Veterinarian Laboratory

"Making Tough Decisions" for the Ranch
Jim Lerwick, Wyoming

Establishing Priorities and Sticking to Them
Douglas Olsen, Nebraska

Management and Nutrition

Rumen Physiology for the Rancher
Ivan Rush, University of Nebraska

Bull Management and Nutrition
Julie Walker, South Dakota State University

Two Best and Two Worst Decisions
Kory Bierle, Madsen Ranch, Midland, SD

The Two Best Decisions I Have Made
John Maddox, Nebraska

Economic Outlook

Economic Analysis of Production Systems
Dillon Feuz, Utah State University

Cattle Outlook
Brett Stuart, Cattle-FAX

Range Beef Cow Symposium XXI