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Important national survey being sent to some Oklahoma stocker cattle producers News Item Mar 29, 2017 05:33 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – The stocker sector is the most diverse and least understood part of the U.S. cattle industry, but some Oklahoma stocker producers will soon have the opportunity to increase awareness about the importance of their role in the beef marketplace.
Oklahoma Winter Canola Spring Field Tours set for April News Item Mar 27, 2017 04:12 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Producers interested in maximizing canola crop productivity should plan now to attend one of 13 free and open-to-the-public Oklahoma Winter Canola Spring Field Tours taking place in April.
March 7 wildfire impacts in Oklahoma exceed $16 million News Item Mar 24, 2017 05:38 PM BUFFALO, Okla. – The numbers have been crunched: the March 7 wildfires that ravaged parts of Beaver, Harper and Woodward counties had an economic impact exceeding $16 million.
Fire ant quarantine zone adds steps to making hay donations to wildfire victims News Item Mar 21, 2017 03:03 PM ADA, Okla. – Fire ants can easily attack and kill small livestock such as chickens and ground-nesting wildlife, making efforts to keep them in check of vital importance.
Basics of bottle feeding calves orphaned by wildfires News Item Mar 21, 2017 03:03 PM BUFFALO, Okla. – Wildfires that raged through the heart of cattle country in western Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas left a trail of devastation, including motherless calves in need of basic motherly care.
Global trade important to all U.S. meats News Item Mar 20, 2017 05:35 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Redoing trade agreements has been a stated focus of the Trump Administration, fueling a degree of anxiety among some in the animal agriculture industry as they try to determine what the future holds in terms of short- and long-term effects.
Do not mix young and old bulls in the breeding pasture News Item Mar 20, 2017 05:31 PM PURCELL, Okla. – With spring bull sales in full swing, cow-calf operators are assessing their bull batteries and making needed purchases; however, in most cases, producers should not place young bulls in the same breeding pasture as older, larger bulls.
Schedule breeding soundness exams for bulls soon News Item Mar 20, 2017 05:30 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Although the spring calving season may still be ongoing in some operations, the next breeding season is only a few weeks away, meaning now is the time to schedule both old and new bulls for their pre-breeding soundness examination.
OSU hosting new herbicide technologies events in El Reno and Altus News Item Mar 14, 2017 03:43 PM EL RENO, Okla. – Agricultural producers and herbicide applicators in western and southwestern Oklahoma should plan now to attend one of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Services’ upcoming New Row Crop Traits and Herbicide Technologies events.
Register now to attend the 2017 Eastern Oklahoma Beef Cattle Summit News Item Mar 13, 2017 04:11 PM McALESTER, Okla. – Cattle producers seeking ways to better manage their operations in ever more challenging business conditions should register now to attend the April 6 Eastern Oklahoma Beef Cattle Summit in McAlester.
Recruitment open for Oklahoma regions to take part in Stronger Economies Together program News Item Mar 08, 2017 12:11 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma is among six states selected to take part in Stronger Economies Together Phase Seven, a proven, highly interactive program that promotes rural economic development.
FAPC Research Symposium kicks off 20-year anniversary celebration News Item Mar 07, 2017 03:53 PM STILLWATER, Okla. - Oklahoma State University's Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center kicked off its 20-year anniversary celebration during the 17th Annual Research Symposium.
Time to establish bermudagrass for forage production fast approaching News Item Mar 06, 2017 05:19 PM PURCELL, Okla. – Agricultural producers in central Oklahoma should be finalizing plans now if they want to establish bermudagrass for forage production.
Low feedlot cost of gain making an impact in stocker cattle decisions News Item Mar 06, 2017 04:34 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – The current feeder market appears to be fully reflecting low feedlot cost of gain, which in turn is squeezing stocker cattle margins and changing the signals for stocker production.
New data listings break down heavy cattle placements in feedlots News Item Mar 01, 2017 05:15 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – The February USDA Cattle on Feed report show January feedlot placements were 111.3 percent of last year while marketings were 110.2 percent of one year ago, the numbers being pretty much what economic analysts expected.
OSU hosting new herbicide technologies event on March 6 in Coweta News Item Mar 01, 2017 04:20 PM COWETA, Okla. – Agricultural producers and herbicide applicators in northwestern Oklahoma should plan now to attend the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service’s New Row Crop Traits and Herbicide Technologies event in Coweta on March 6.
OSU hosting new herbicide technologies event on March 3 in Lahoma News Item Feb 28, 2017 08:39 PM ENID, Okla. – Agricultural producers and herbicide applicators in northwestern Oklahoma should plan now to attend the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service’s New Row Crop Traits and Herbicide Technologies event near Lahoma on March 3.
Oklahoma’s premier 2017 peanut event set for March 23 News Item Feb 27, 2017 04:42 PM ALTUS, Okla. – Peanut experts will provide updates on everything from variety and market type selection to industry insights at the 2017 Peanut EXPO on March 23, taking place at the Southwest Technology Center in Altus.
Oklahoma canola producers need to scout for aphids News Item Feb 27, 2017 03:48 PM FREDERICK, Okla. – Substantial numbers of turnip and green peach aphids were recently found in Oklahoma’s Canadian and Tillman counties, so winter canola growers need to be increasingly vigilant and protect their investment by scouting for aphids now.
Various factors add up to determine bred cow value News Item Feb 24, 2017 10:44 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – Research by Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources examining 15 years of auction data relative to the value of bred cows indicates beef herd expansion is still going strong.
Small flock biosecurity important to protect against avian influenza News Item Feb 15, 2017 05:17 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – The highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak that became the largest animal health emergency in U.S. history may have subsided, but vigilance is still needed.
Producers of dual-purpose wheat should check for first hollow stem stage News Item Feb 13, 2017 05:45 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma producers who plant winter wheat as part of a dual-purpose graze-and-grain management system need to ensure cattle are not grazing past first hollow stem stage of the crop.
Register now to attend March 7-8 No-Till Oklahoma Conference News Item Feb 13, 2017 10:20 AM SHAWNEE, Okla. – There is still time for agricultural producers interested in exploring how no-till practices may benefit their operations to register for the March 7-8 No-Till Oklahoma Conference in Shawnee.
OSU Agricultural Market Outlook program set for Feb. 21 News Item Feb 09, 2017 02:25 PM ADA, Okla. – The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service will be hosting an Oklahoma State University Agricultural Market Outlook program on Feb. 21 in a variety of locations about the state.
Cow-calf operators need to keep eye out for respiratory acidosis problems in newborns News Item Feb 08, 2017 04:24 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Animal genetics and cow-calf operators’ best efforts at bull selection and heifer development aside, the birthing process still results in some newborn livestock needing assistance at calving time.

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