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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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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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Wheat producers facing tough call on nitrogen application
STILLWATER, Okla. (March 12, 2018) – Even after recent rains, Oklahoma wheat producers managing their crops for yield and grain quality are facing tough decisions about if, when and how much to fertilize at this critical juncture of the growing 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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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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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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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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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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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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Producers urged to take part in 2017 Census of Agriculture
STILLWATER, Okla. (Jan. 24, 2018) – Oklahoma producers large and small, rural and urban, are encouraged to participate in the 2017 Census of Agriculture. The deadline for turning in the census questionnaire is Feb. 5.
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