2011 Range Beef Cow Symposium Dates and Location Announced

The 23rd Range Beef Cow Symposium (RBCS) will be held Nov. 29-Dec. 1 in Mitchell, Neb. This popular educational event for cattle producers started in 1969 at Chadron, Neb., and is held every other year.

The RBCS is organized by the animal science departments of Colorado State University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, South Dakota State University and University of Wyoming. The event rotates between Colorado, western Nebraska, western South Dakota and Wyoming.

The symposium continues to grow in popularity and is now recognized as one of the premier production beef cattle symposiums in the country. Focusing on beef production issues in the Western states, the RBCS regularly attracts 800 to 1,200 attendees and more than 80 agribusiness booth vendors for the three-day event.

One of the most popular aspects of the RBCS are the nightly "Bull Pen Sessions," where the invited speakers are brought back as panelists and are available for informal question-and-answer sessions each evening of the symposium.

Additional information such as the agenda, registration and lodging details will be made available once they are finalized. Participants are encouraged to mark the dates and plan to attend the 2011 Range Beef Cow Symposium Nov.29-Dec. 1.

For more information, contact Karla Jenkins at (308) 632-1245 or kjenkins2@unl.edu.