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- Fire ant quarantine zone adds steps to making hay donations to wildfire victims
ADA, Okla. – Fire ants can easily attack and kill small livestock such as chickens and ground-nesting wildlife, making efforts to keep them in check of vital importance.
- Basics of bottle feeding calves orphaned by wildfires
BUFFALO, Okla. – Wildfires that raged through the heart of cattle country in western Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas left a trail of devastation, including motherless calves in need of basic motherly care.
- Global trade important to all U.S. meats
STILLWATER, Okla. – Redoing trade agreements has been a stated focus of the Trump Administration, fueling a degree of anxiety among some in the animal agriculture industry as they try to determine what the future holds in terms of short- and long-term effects.
- Do not mix young and old bulls in the breeding pasture
PURCELL, Okla. – With spring bull sales in full swing, cow-calf operators are assessing their bull batteries and making needed purchases; however, in most cases, producers should not place young bulls in the same breeding pasture as older, larger bulls.
- Schedule breeding soundness exams for bulls soon
STILLWATER, Okla. – Although the spring calving season may still be ongoing in some operations, the next breeding season is only a few weeks away, meaning now is the time to schedule both old and new bulls for their pre-breeding soundness examination.
- A beautiful nightmare
STILLWATER, Okla. – There are plenty of reasons people choose to plant Bradford pear trees on their property. They are the same reasons cities, parks, grocery stores and neighborhoods line roadways with them.
- Drought is everyone's concern
STILLWATER, Okla. – It is unlikely a wheat producer living in rural Oklahoma and an accountant comfortably settled in one of the state’s urban centers will view drought in the same way.