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Cattle producer profitability likely to be squeezed in 2018
STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Continued growth in beef production in 2018 is likely to pressure cattle and beef prices, with domestic and international beef demand being critical factors affecting prices.
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Many aspects in measuring cow-calf production efficiency
STILLWATER, Oklahoma – While economic efficiency measures focus on optimal use of inputs relative to the value of outputs in cow-calf operations, changes in output values or input costs can lead to improved returns due solely to changing market conditions while masking stagnant or even declining physical productivity.
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Prepare a calving kit before spring calving season begins
STILLWATER, Oklahoma – It may be the heart of winter but now is the time for cow-calf operators to put together supplies and equipment that will be needed to assist heifers and cows in need of help when spring calving occurs.
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Re-warming methods for cold-stressed newborn calves
STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Though winter has been relatively mild in Oklahoma to date outside of a few brutally cold days, some calves likely will be born during a wintry blast yet to come, and that means producers may be faced with the challenge of saving a cold-stressed newborn.
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U.S. beef sales to China expected to remain limited in near term
STILLWATER, Oklahoma (Jan. 25, 2018) – Total U.S. beef exports are projected to increase another 2.5 to 3.5 percent year over year in 2018 to a new record level, including some growth in exports to China.
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Calving difficulty this season can affect next year too
STILLWATER, Oklahoma (Jan. 26, 2018) – Calving difficulty not only is the prime cause of baby calf mortality, it can also markedly reduce a cow’s reproductive performance during the next breeding season.
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Keep eye out for respiratory acidosis in newborns at calving time
STILLWATER, Oklahoma (Jan. 26, 2018) – Despite a cow-calf producer’s best efforts relative to providing desired herd genetics and ease of birthing through bull selection and heifer development, some cows or heifers still need assistance at calving time.
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Timing is crucial when giving labor assistance to heifers and cows
STILLWATER, Oklahoma (Jan. 26, 2018) – Now is the time to put together and post a protocol for family members and hired employees to follow when they find a cow or heifer starting in the process of calving.
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Drought conditions underscoring importance of wintertime agricultural planning
STILLWATER, Oklahoma (Jan. 29, 2018) – Expanding drought combined with decreasing hay stocks should be a sign of cattle producers to give extra thought to potential management implications during the coming weeks.
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U.S. beef cattle currently plentiful in the marketplace
STILLWATER, Oklahoma (Jan. 29, 2018) – The numbers are in and the United States has plenty of feedlot cattle on hand to kick off 2018.
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