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2017 rules means mineral supplementation for cattle may need VFD as well
STILLWATER, Okla. – Cow-calf operators not only need to regularly check their mineral feeders or blocks to be certain they are supplying the minerals cows need, they need to ensure Veterinary Feed Directive management aspects are met as well.
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A cow’s bad temperament can result in poor profits
STILLWATER, Oklahoma – October is a traditional weaning and culling time for spring-calving herds, meaning producers need to decide which cows no longer are helpful to the operation and which heifer calves will be kept for future replacements.
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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.
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Antibiotic resistant bacteria in production agriculture focus of new task force
STILLWATER, Okla. – Challenges related to the evolution of antibiotic resistant bacteria have led to a new multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional collaborative endeavor, The Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture.
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Are your bulls ready for breeding season?
STILLWATER, Okla. – The spring breeding season for cow-calf operations is less than two months away, meaning time is running out for producers who have not assessed their bull battery.
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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.
Located in Users / donald.stotts@okstate.edu
Awareness and record-keeping important to ensuring well-being of elderly horses
STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Improvements in health care and nutrition have increased the lifespan of horses and their number of useful years, but management decisions about an elderly equine’s well-being remain a largely individualized focus.
Located in Division News / Premier News / 2017
Body condition important for bred heifers
STILLWATER, Okla. – While strong cattle prices are encouraging producers to develop replacement heifers to add to their current cow herd, cattle producers need to be paying extra attention to conditioning bred heifers for optimal health.
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Calculating winter feed costs for cows
STILLWATER, Okla. – Cow-calf producers calculating likely winter feed costs need to take into account the importance of estimating forage usage by cows.
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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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