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Livestock need access to clean, fresh water too News Item May 24, 2017 02:38 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – It is one of those common sense best management practices that is sometimes easy to overlook, making sure cattle – and indeed, all livestock – have access to clean, fresh water.
Cow-calf operators should be ‘making a list and checking it twice’ News Item May 24, 2017 02:13 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – June is calling, and that means cow-calf operators should have a good idea how not to repeat any challenges associated with the past breeding season during the next go-round.
Beef markets bullish heading into coming holidays News Item May 24, 2017 10:56 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – Markets have been buoyed by tighter than expected supplies of beef, stronger than expected domestic demand, continued strong beef exports and speculative support in live and feeder cattle futures contracts.
OSU graduates first students from its joint degree program with China Agricultural University News Item May 19, 2017 03:45 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Call it pomp and circumstance, just with a Far East twist and Cowboy twang.
Debris in pastures potential health risk to cattle News Item May 17, 2017 11:28 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – Insulation and building debris from tornadoes can cause problems for cattle producers, difficulties that potentially could have a significant effect on animal health and time management costs.
Practice proper safety techniques during storm cleanup News Item May 17, 2017 10:53 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – Storm season is in full swing, with tornadoes and windy thunderstorms leaving trails of debris in their wakes, debris that may be heavy, bulky or even ripe with bacteria, which can lead to potential health problems.
Ransomware an ‘equal-opportunity extortion attempt’ News Item May 16, 2017 02:48 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Recent widespread ransomware attacks hit computers in more than 150 countries, but the malicious practice itself is not new and given hackers ability to eventually work around security protocols – if only for a short period – is unlikely to go the way of the dinosaurs.
USDA-NASS may be contacting some Oklahoma stocker cattle producers News Item May 16, 2017 11:13 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma cattle producers who received the Oklahoma State University Stocker Survey from the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service recently but who have not returned it will soon be receiving a call from NASS to help them complete the survey.
OSU’s historic Magruder Plots centerpiece of May 19 wheat field day News Item May 15, 2017 12:01 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Wheat growers will be descending on Stillwater for Oklahoma State University’s May 19 Magruder Plots Field Day, picking up the latest research-based information while also honoring one of the great achievements of agriculture in the Southern Plains states.
OSU Panhandle Wheat Tour set for May 22 and 23 News Item May 12, 2017 04:02 PM GOODWELL, Okla. – Wheat producers attending the Oklahoma State University Panhandle Wheat Tour days will be able to evaluate more than 25 varieties at three local trials and 55 varieties at a semi-irrigated station trial on May 22 and 23.
Exports and imports of beef both add value News Item May 12, 2017 03:59 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Beef imports are often viewed as partially offsetting beef exports thus reducing the net value of beef trade; in reality both beef exports and imports add value to the U.S. beef industry.
OSU Wheat Field Day set for May 12 in Lahoma News Item May 05, 2017 03:25 PM ENID, Okla. – A wide range of information about crop varieties, markets and best management practices will be featured at the Oklahoma State University Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources’ Wheat Field Day near Lahoma on May 12.
OETA to broadcast documentary about the OSU Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center News Item May 03, 2017 02:30 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center is celebrating 20 years of adding value to Oklahoma with a documentary set to air on OETA in May.
Treatment protocol plan a valuable management tool for cow-calf operations too News Item May 01, 2017 08:57 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – It is “calf-working time” in Oklahoma, which should serve as a valuable reminder for producers to get with their veterinarians to review, revise or – if one does not exist – develop a treatment protocol plan for their specific cattle operations.
Remember proper injection sites when working calves News Item Apr 28, 2017 09:34 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – May is here and with it many cow-calf operations will be “working” the calves, castrating the males, immunizing one and all against blackleg, and in some situations, vaccinating the younglings for respiratory diseases.
Continued strong domestic and export beef demand expected for cattle industry News Item Apr 27, 2017 04:42 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – The cattle industry in general and feedlots in particular have done a good job managing growing livestock supplies for most of the last year, helping to minimize supply pressure coming to bear on cattle markets in the coming months.
Musk thistles may be a blooming weed problem for some Oklahoma pastures News Item Apr 21, 2017 05:17 PM PURCELL, Okla. – Musk thistle may present a certain showy appearance – red-purple flowers and very spiny leaves and stem – but it is a weed nonetheless, and therefore unwanted in pasture and range sites.
Chinese market likely a key component to future expansion of U.S. beef exports News Item Apr 21, 2017 03:25 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – It has been sort of the ultimate tease to the U.S. beef industry since the fall of 2016: The Chinese government’s expressed willingness to open China to American-produced beef.
OSU’s Dave Shideler receives regional recognition for his economic development efforts News Item Apr 20, 2017 04:11 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma State University agricultural economist Dave Shideler is the 2017 recipient of the Southern Agricultural Economics Association’s Extension Individual Program Award for his work in economic and rural development.
OSU animal science/microbiology student awarded Fulbright for research in Germany News Item Apr 18, 2017 04:04 PM STILLWATER, Okla. - Sydney Stewart, an undergraduate student at Oklahoma State University, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Award to conduct research in Germany during the 2017-2018 academic year.
OSU Wheat Field Day set for April 28 in Chickasha News Item Apr 18, 2017 01:56 PM CHICKASHA, Okla. – Talk about one-stop shopping: Wheat producers will be able to evaluate more than 45 varieties at the Oklahoma State University Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources’ Wheat Field Day in Chickasha on April 28.
More exports and fewer imports supporting U.S. beef markets News Item Apr 17, 2017 03:42 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – More exports and fewer imports are helping to support beef markets, with February total beef exports up 19.3 percent and, combined with the January total, represent a year-to-date increase of 20.1 percent for the first two months of the 2017.
Crop planting intentions highlight land-use changes News Item Apr 17, 2017 03:40 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – The end-of-March 2017 wheat planted acreage numbers decreased 8.2 percent from one year ago at 46.1 million acres, driven by poor wheat prices and following a general trend of decreasing wheat acreage resulting in the lowest all-wheat-planted acreage totals since 1909.
OSU agricultural economist Derrell Peel honored for lifetime achievement News Item Apr 12, 2017 11:12 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is the 2017 Southern Agricultural Economics Association Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.
Wheat streak mosaic virus confirmed in Oklahoma wheat News Item Apr 10, 2017 10:29 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma State University’s Plant Disease and Insect Diagnostic Laboratory has confirmed the presence of wheat streak mosaic virus in Oklahoma.

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