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Repeatability of calving difficulty in young heifers an often-repeated question over the years
STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Questions about the repeatability of calving difficulty in young heifers seems to crop up annually, not unsurprisingly given the money invested in growing the heifer into a two-year-old cow.
Located in Users / donald.stotts@okstate.edu
Time to begin early evening feeding of cows
STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Cow-calf producers who ensure adequate supervision at calving can have a significant effect on reducing calf mortality, always important but increasingly so with the higher price of live calves at sale time.
Located in Users / donald.stotts@okstate.edu
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.
Located in Users / donald.stotts@okstate.edu
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.
Located in Users / donald.stotts@okstate.edu
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.
Located in Users / donald.stotts@okstate.edu
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.
Located in Users / donald.stotts@okstate.edu
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.
Located in Users / donald.stotts@okstate.edu
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.
Located in Users / donald.stotts@okstate.edu
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.
Located in Users / donald.stotts@okstate.edu
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.
Located in Users / donald.stotts@okstate.edu

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