Range Beef Cow Symposium XXII was held in Mitchell, Nebr., November 29, 30, and December 1, 2011. The proceedings are a collection of papers that many of the speakers wrote to complement their talks. Papers in the proceedings cover a wide range of topics including estate planning, antibiotic use in the beef industry, the importance of steak origin to restaurant customers, calculating the unit cost of product for the ranch, implementing marker assisted EPDs, how the structure of the beef industry is changing, and many more. The symposium was presented by the Animal Science departments and the Extension Services of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, South Dakota State University, Colorado State University, and the University of Wyoming.
RBCS XXIII will be held in Rapid City, S.D. December 3-5, 2013.