Colorado State University Faculty to Participate in Four State Range Beef Cow Symposium

Faculty at Colorado State University’s Department of Animal Sciences will be co-sponsors in the Four State Range Beef Cow Symposium, scheduled for Dec. 9-11 at the Scotts Bluff County Events Center.

Confirmed presenters from Colorado State include Jack Whittier and Mark Enns, both with the Department of Animal Sciences; Doug Zalesky, research scientist at the university’s San Juan Basin Research Center; and Dr. Bob Mortimer, associate professor at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital.  

The symposium will feature a number of speakers presenting information about many topics, all of interest to the cattle industry and especially to the cow-calf producer. Topics will cover aspects of production such as nutrition, health, reproduction, genetics and forages. Issues facing the cattle industry also will be covered, such as environmental challenges, country of origin labeling, outbreak of diseases and other topics that concern ranchers.

The symposium is co-sponsored by the Department of Animal Sciences and Cooperative Extension at Colorado State University, the University of Nebraska, University of Wyoming and South Dakota State University.

The symposium began in Chadron, Neb., in 1969 and has been held every other year with the site rotating between the four cooperating states. The four state universities contribute greatly by pooling their resources to make this one of the nation’s premiere symposiums.

More than 1,000 participants are expected to attend the two-and-a-half day event from other states and Canada in addition the four sponsoring states.

Specific program topics and registration and hotel accommodation information will be available soon. To request information, contact Jack Whittier at Colorado State University, 105 B Animal Sciences Building, Fort Collins, Colo., 80523; phone (970) 491-6233.