Range Beef Cow Symposium XX
December 11-13, 2007, Fort Collins, Colorado
Cooperative Extension Services and the Animal Science Departments of
The Impacts of the U.S. Corn/Ethanol Policy on the U.S. Cattle Industry
Andrew Gottschalk, Sr VP, R J O'Brien & Associates and Owner of HedgersEdge.com, LLC, Engelwood, CO
Panel Part 1: Antagonisms and Protagonisms of Alternative Energy Sources and Their Impacts on Ranchers
Leanne Stevenson, Natural Resources and Policy Section Manager, Wyoming Department of Agriculture
Panel Part 2: Small Wind Systems for the Ranch, Home and Business.
Tony Frank, Renewable Energy Development Director, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union
Consumers, Products and Markets
Improving Human Health with Beef Products
Marilyn Schnepf, University of Nebraska
Our Success Story: How do we sell beef as a natural beef retailer into a branded natural beef program?
Doc & Connie Hatfield, Country Natural Beef, Brothers, Oregon
Our Success Story: How do we sell branded beef direct to the consumer?
Robbie LeValley, Colorado Homestead Ranches, West Slope of Colorado
Using By-Product Feeds in Cow/Calf Programs
Ivan Rush, University of Nebraska
Cow Condition and Reproductive Performance
Julie Walker and George Perry, South Dakota State University
Why did we move to June calving - and how do we make it work with public grazing lands?
Paul and Stephen Redd, Redd Ranches, Paradox, Colorado
How do I put together a production system that is best for me?
What does 40 years of research say?
Terry Klopfenstein, University of Nebraska
Benefits of Weaning Calves at Younger than Traditional Ages
Trey Patterson, Assistant Manager, Padlock Ranch, Ranchester, Wyoming
Successful AI and Synchronization Secrets: "It's in the Details."
G. Cliff Lamb, University of Minnesota
Heifer Development - Then and Now
Rick Funston, University of Nebraska
Nutrition During Gestation and Fetal Programming
Kim A. Vonnahme, North Dakota State University
Preparing Calves for the Feedlot.
Daniel Thomson, Kansas State University
The Immune System and Recovery from Sickness in Cattle
Gordon W. Brumbaugh, DVM, Specialty Veterinary Operations, Pfizer Animal Health, Wellborn, Texas
Basic Principles Used in the "Sandhills Calving System" and How They Apply to Other Production Environments
David R. Smith, University of Nebraska
Cattle Selection and Genetics
Ultrasound-Based Selection: Pitfalls and Rewards
Steve Paisley, University of Wyoming
Gene Testing for Production and Carcass Traits: What Does It Mean to a Rancher?
Bob Weaber, University of Missouri-Columbia
Genetic Information Made Easy: How to Sort through the Chaff to Find the Nuggets
Willie Altenburg, Altenburg Super Baldy Ranch, LLC, Fort Collins, Colorado
The Value of Heterosis in Cow Herds: Lessons from the Past that Apply to Today
Matthew Spangler, University of Tennessee-Martin
Range and Forage Management
Monitoring Grazing Lands: How, Why, When, What?
Paul J. Meiman, Colorado State University
Working with Federal Agencies to Develop Win-Win Programs for Ranchers and the Public
Eric Peterson, Area Natural Resource Education Specialist, Mountain West Extension Area, Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service
Delivery of Supplements on Rangelands
Kenneth C. Olson and Adele Harty, South Dakota State University
Markets and Marketing
Creating and Being Rewarded for Value in Calves.
Tim Davis, CowSense
Creating Value and Preserving Margin with Commercial Cows
Jim Lerwick, Lerwick Bros. LLC, Pine Bluffs, Wyoming
Marketing for Added Value
Glenn Smith, USA Country Manager, AgInfoLink USA, Longmont, Colorado