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Cattle operation losses from wildfires exceed $26 million News Item May 04, 2018 10:28 AM STILLWATER, Oklahoma (May 4, 2018) – Estimated cattle operation losses from the April wildfires that raged across parts of western Oklahoma exceed $26 million, based on available information.
Nutrition a key component to managing growing horses News Item May 04, 2018 10:28 AM STILLWATER, Oklahoma (May 3, 2018) – Horse managers can learn a lot from mothers who tell kids to eat what is on their plates so they will grow up big and strong.
May is a season of percentages for cow-calf breeders News Item May 04, 2018 10:26 AM STILLWATER, Oklahoma (May 2, 2018) – It is a numbers game for cow-calf producers at the start of every breeding season, and this year is no different than any other, even with extreme and exceptional drought conditions affecting much of the state.
Livestock producers in drought areas facing key decisions News Item May 04, 2018 10:23 AM STILLWATER, Oklahoma (May 2, 2018) – Much of western Oklahoma, southwestern Kansas and the Texas Panhandle are suffering through D4 exceptional drought, smack dab of the critical period when summer forage growth begins in earnest.
Register now for upcoming Master Cattleman Ranch Tour News Item May 02, 2018 04:47 PM ARDMORE, Oklahoma (May 2, 2018) – Cattle producers in south-central Oklahoma should register now to take part in the May 30-31 Master Cattleman Ranch Tour, which will visit area ranches ranging in size from 10,000 to 35,000 acres.
State agencies hosting April 24 wildfire-related informational meeting in Woodward News Item Apr 19, 2018 11:33 AM WOODWARD, Oklahoma (April 19, 2018) – Agricultural producers affected by the recent wildfires should attend an April 24 fire informational meeting sponsored by the USDA Farm Service Agency and Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service.
Wildfire-related livestock losses may qualify for financial assistance program News Item Apr 18, 2018 11:57 AM WOODWARD, Oklahoma (April 18, 2018) – Livestock producers who lost animals to recent wildfires may qualify for the USDA Farm Service Agency’s Livestock Indemnity Program.
Do not forget about post-wildfire trauma in livestock News Item Apr 17, 2018 02:45 PM STILLWATER, Oklahoma (April 17, 2018) – Adrenaline-fueled panic and confusion may still be affecting livestock even after the flames of recent wildfires have passed, meaning producers need to use caution when working with the animals.
Follow state-approved methods for burying carcasses of livestock killed by wildfires News Item Apr 16, 2018 03:34 PM STILLWATER, Oklahoma (April 16, 2018) – Recent wildfires have left some agricultural producers contemplating burial of deceased animals as the most expedient way of disposing of livestock carcasses.
New phone numbers added to contact OSU Cooperative Extension recovery assistance after wildfires News Item Apr 14, 2018 04:00 PM WOODWARD, Oklahoma (April 14, 2018) – New Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service phone numbers have been added for producers seeking or those wishing to donate agricultural supplies and services as part of the wildfire recovery efforts.
OSU Cooperative Extension assisting producers with wildfire recovery News Item Apr 13, 2018 07:12 PM WOODWARD, Oklahoma (April 13, 2018) – Wildfires are once again blazing their way through parts of western Oklahoma, and as usual the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service is performing a central role in organizing livestock-related relief efforts.
Composting may be timely solution for disposal of dead livestock and large animals News Item Apr 13, 2018 03:54 PM ENID, Oklahoma (April 13, 2018) – Wildfires that blazed their way through parts of central and northwestern Oklahoma recently highlight the need to act quickly to dispose of livestock and other large animal carcasses.
Cow-calf producers should record multiple births in their herds News Item Apr 11, 2018 09:42 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma State University recommends cow-calf producers write down calf numbers of twin births while the animals are still nursing the cow, and to never retain a heifer as a replacement female is she is born as a twin to a bull.
Develop a nutrition plan now to ensure good cow body condition next calving season News Item Apr 02, 2018 11:29 AM STILLWATER, Oklahoma (April 1, 2018) – Calving season has come and gone, meaning it is time for cow-calf operators to begin planning for next year’s calf crop.
Mixed macroeconomic signals shake cattle markets News Item Apr 02, 2018 09:50 AM STILLWATER, Oklahoma (April 1, 2018) – As analysts projected, beef production thus far in 2018 is higher year over year, with increased cattle slaughter and carcass weights in evidence.
Oklahoma winter canola spring tours set for April News Item Mar 29, 2018 08:39 PM STILLWATER, Oklahoma (March 29, 2018) – Producers interested in maximizing canola crop productivity should plan now to attend one of the open-to-the-public Oklahoma Winter Canola Spring Field Tours taking place in April.
RSVP now to attend April 4 OSU Crop Production Clinic in Guymon News Item Mar 26, 2018 08:50 AM GUYMON, Oklahoma (March 25, 2018) – Agricultural producers in northwestern Oklahoma and surrounding regions should register now to attend the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service’s 19th Annual Crop Production Clinic in Guymon.
Are your bulls ready for breeding season? News Item Mar 23, 2018 04:41 PM 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.
Changes in Mexican cattle industry will affect American beef trade as well News Item Mar 23, 2018 04:40 PM STILLWATER, Oklahoma (March 22, 2018) – The Mexican cattle and beef industry has evolved rapidly in the past decade, most notably in the expansion of beef exports from Mexico, 89 percent of which entered the United States in 2017.
Spring-calving beef herds face nutritional challenges News Item Mar 13, 2018 10:55 AM 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.
Limited wheat pasture run by cattle expected News Item Mar 13, 2018 10:55 AM 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.
Market price for soybeans may make it a good alternative summer crop for some Oklahoma producers News Item Feb 09, 2018 02:44 PM STILLWATER, Oklahoma (Jan. 9, 2018) – Wheat is underperforming as a cash crop in the minds of many Oklahoma producers, leading some to look at the feasibility of planting alternative summer crops as drought persists in the state.
Keep eye out for respiratory acidosis in newborns at calving time News Item Feb 08, 2018 02:31 PM 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.
U.S. beef cattle currently plentiful in the marketplace News Item Jan 29, 2018 03:03 PM STILLWATER, Oklahoma (Jan. 29, 2018) – The numbers are in and the United States has plenty of feedlot cattle on hand to kick off 2018.
CEUs available through March 8 Oklahoma Irrigation Conference in Weatherford News Item Jan 29, 2018 02:17 PM WEATHERFORD, Oklahoma (Jan. 29, 2018) – Five Irrigation Association continuing education units and 4.5 Certified Crop Advisor continuing education units are being offered to certified professionals attending the March 8 Oklahoma Irrigation Conference in Weatherford.

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