Factors influencing livestock and grain costs and price forecasts and the international trade outlook start the Range Beef Cow Symposium Tuesday-Thursday, Nov. 28-30, in Cheyenne.
All events are at the Little America Hotel and Resort. See the list of speakers and preregistration information atwww.rangebeefcow.com.
Greg Hanes with the U.S. Meat Export Federation offers the international trade forecast.
“With the rules for beef trade to China finalized this past June and trade agreements such as NAFTA being reviewed, this is a critical time for beef producers and industry organizations to be aware of international trade opportunities and challenges,” said Steve Paisley, University of Wyoming Extension beef cattle specialist and a conference organizer.
Jim Robb with the Livestock Marketing Information Center will examine market data and influences on livestock and feed grain prices.
South Dakota Red Angus breeder Craig Bieber will share management decisions his family operation has made to adapt to drought. Also from South Dakota, cattleman Troy Hadrick will present the genetic tools he uses for selection and marketing.
Other Tuesday subjects include insight on range mineral nutrition, a debate on genetic testing versus visual evaluation, a meat cutting demonstration, and a meat science presentation by Warrie Means, University of Wyoming Extension meats specialist and associate professor.