Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Serving Oklahoma Agriculture and Natural Resources
Oklahoma State University's Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is dedicated to making available science-based information relevant to improving the quality of life for the people of Oklahoma. The Division is comprised of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and two state agencies: the Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station and the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service.
What is better for the environment: Grass-finished or grain-finished beef cattle?
It can be a hot topic in Oklahoma for any number of reasons, not the least of which is that the state ranks third nationally in the number of beef cows. Grain-finished beef has a lower carbon footprint than grass-finished beef because of cattle’s more efficient utilization of feed in the finishing phase, fewer days on feed and greater amount of beef produced per animal. However, grass-finished beef contributes to sustainable beef production by utilizing forage resources to produce food from plants that are largely inedible by humans.
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- Field tour to feature fire, wildlife, timber and cattle
STILLWATER, Okla. – Fire is nothing new to Oklahoma. Throughout history, the land has been burned by Native Americans, sparked by lightning, lit from a campfire or ignited by a prescribed fire.
- Free educational conference to feature international cattle handling and stockmanship expert
STILLWATER, Okla. –Dr. Tom Noffsinger, international cattle handling and stockmanship expert, will make a return trip to Oklahoma this fall to headline the Merck Animal Health and Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Chisholm Trail Cattle Handling Conference.
- Global Horticulture Conference slated at OSU
STILLWATER, Okla. – If you have ever wanted to learn about global horticulture, but do not have a passport, or simply do not have the time to hop on a plane and fly half way around the world, make plans to attend the upcoming Global Horticulture Conference on the Oklahoma State University campus in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
- The ‘green’ facts of grass versus grain when finishing beef cattle
STILLWATER, Okla. – It is a “green” discussion that continues to raise its head periodically. What is better for the environment: Grass-finished or grain-finished beef cattle?
- Landowners may be accidentally poisoning wildlife
STILLWATER, Okla. – Cool evenings and warm days are a sure sign autumn is here, which means hunting seasons are blasting off in Oklahoma. But, high humidity and warm temperatures this time of year may be contributing to the accidental poisoning of many wildlife species
- Checking utilities in the aftermath of an earthquake
STILLWATER, Okla. – One top priority for homeowners after an earthquake is to ensure all utilities remain in proper working order.
- Checking inside and outside the home for earthquake damage
STILLWATER, Okla. – In the aftermath of an earthquake, damage to homes, buildings and other structures may or may not be visible. That is why it is important to thoroughly check both inside and outside your property as soon as it is safe to do so.