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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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Growing cattle inventories mean more stocker opportunities
STILLWATER, Oklahoma – As of mid-October, calf and stocker cattle prices are down only about 2 percent from August, compared to the typical drop of 4 percent, while Oklahoma auction volume has been 11 percent higher year-over-year for the past six weeks.
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Limited wheat pasture run by cattle expected
STILLWATER, Oklahoma (March 12, 2018) – Strong feedlot demand has kept prices for stocker and feeder cattle firm throughout the winter, with many stocker cattle that in a typical year would still be on wheat pasture already in the feedlot.
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Spring-calving beef herds face nutritional challenges
STILLWATER, Oklahoma (March 13, 2018) – Late winter and early spring is the most challenging time of the year relative to the nutrition of spring-calving beef cows, meaning cow-calf producers need to pay special attention to their livestock’s body condition.
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Changes in Mexican cattle industry will affect American beef trade as well
STILLWATER, Oklahoma (March 22, 2018) – The Mexican cattle and beef industry has evolved rapidly in the past decade, most notably in the expansion of beef exports from Mexico, 89 percent of which entered the United States in 2017.
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Are your bulls ready for breeding season?
STILLWATER, Oklahoma (March 22, 2018) – The spring breeding season for cow-calf operations is approaching fast, meaning time is running out for producers who have not assessed their bull battery.
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Mixed macroeconomic signals shake cattle markets
STILLWATER, Oklahoma (April 1, 2018) – As analysts projected, beef production thus far in 2018 is higher year over year, with increased cattle slaughter and carcass weights in evidence.
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Develop a nutrition plan now to ensure good cow body condition next calving season
STILLWATER, Oklahoma (April 1, 2018) – Calving season has come and gone, meaning it is time for cow-calf operators to begin planning for next year’s calf crop.
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Composting may be timely solution for disposal of dead livestock and large animals
ENID, Oklahoma (April 13, 2018) – Wildfires that blazed their way through parts of central and northwestern Oklahoma recently highlight the need to act quickly to dispose of livestock and other large animal carcasses.
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