UW to Co-sponsor Range Beef Cow Symposium in Loveland, Colo., Dec. 13-14

Wyoming producers interested in hearing from national and international industry experts are encouraged to attend the 28th annual Range Beef Cow Symposium in Loveland, Colorado, Dec. 13-14.

The biennial event is sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Service and animal science departments of the University of Wyoming, Colorado State University, South Dakota State University, and the University of Nebraska.

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Colorado State University is hosting the 2023 symposium, which will take place at The Ranch Events Complex in Loveland. The event kicks off with a free pre-symposium Beef Quality Assurance certification workshop on Tuesday, Dec. 12.

The symposium begins at 8 a.m. the following morning. Speakers will address a variety of timely topics, including consumer drivers of sustainability, marketing of feeder calves, weather and market outlooks, herd health planning, PAP testing, high-altitude disease, and more.

As per tradition, evening “Bull Pen” sessions will offer opportunities for participants to interact with speakers one on one.

“Range Beef Cow Symposium has a long history of being an excellent producer-focused meeting that brings in speakers from across the industry to provide practical production and management information for cattle producers in this region,” says Shelby Rosasco, UW Extension beef specialist.

In addition to featuring prominent speakers, the 2023 agenda includes several producer panels centered on hot topic issues and opportunities in the beef cattle industry. The event will also include a trade show with more than 50 vendors.

Virtual attendance and hybrid options are available for those unable to attend in-person events. Registration, which can be completed online, costs $100 to $115. High school, undergraduate, and graduate students can attend for $75.

For pricing details, online registration and a complete events schedule, visit rangebeefcowsymposium.com. Contact Ryan Rhoades at (970) 217-0239 or ryan.rhoades@colostate.edu for more information.

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