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Cattle carcass weights affecting beef supply and demand factors
STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Bigger is not always better, as the old saying goes, and the U.S. cattle industry is taking stock of the role today’s larger animal carcasses can affect beef supply and demand factors.
Located in Users / donald.stotts@okstate.edu
Oklahoma’s stocker cattle industry getting a who’s who update
STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Knock, knock. Who is there? Oklahoma’s stocker cattle industry. You mean that group industry analysts always knew had a significant positive effect on the state economy but could not list just how much as there was little by way of verifiable data? Yes.
Located in Users / donald.stotts@okstate.edu
Abundant forage providing flexibility to Oklahoma cattle producers
STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Abundant standing forage in state pastures may help cattle producers reduce hay needs and moderate cow costs this winter.
Located in Users / donald.stotts@okstate.edu
Chute-side vaccine cooler a useful tool for cattle producers
STILLWATER, Okla. – A few simple steps can help cattle producers become more effective in battling respiratory disease in their herd, get full value of any vaccine they purchase and possibly increase their operational profit in the process.
Located in Users / donald.stotts@okstate.edu
A few tips about how many heifers to keep
PURCELL, Oklahoma – Experienced cow-calf producers know firsthand the constant challenge in evaluating the number of replacement heifers that must be developed or purchased to bring into the herd each year.
Located in Users / donald.stotts@okstate.edu
Feedlot inventory of cattle continues to swell
STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Counter-seasonally strong feeder cattle prices this fall indicate good demand despite growing feeder cattle supplies.
Located in Users / donald.stotts@okstate.edu
Prussic acid and nitrate poisoning are concerns after a light frost
STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Cooler temperatures are coming into Oklahoma about three weeks ahead of what is typical for late October and early November, meaning temperatures could stress certain forage plants and make them potentially toxic to livestock.
Located in Users / donald.stotts@okstate.edu
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.
Breeding wheat varieties for protein? Not so fast
STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma State University wheat breeder Brett Carver does not resemble the stereotypical image of a mad scientist at work. However, he and the rest of the OSU Wheat Improvement Team, an interdisciplinary team of researchers, display mad skills when it comes to fulfilling their charge of developing high-performing wheat varieties that thrive in Oklahoma, while more than satisfying the needs of bakers and millers everywhere.
Located in Users / leilana.mckindra@okstate.edu
USDA-NASS contacting Oklahoma cow-calf operators about recent survey
STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Cattle producers who recently received the Oklahoma State University Cow-Calf Survey from the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will be receiving a call from NASS if they have not already completed it and turned it in.
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