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Drought conditions underscoring importance of wintertime agricultural planning News Item Jan 29, 2018 01:10 PM STILLWATER, Oklahoma (Jan. 29, 2018) – Expanding drought combined with decreasing hay stocks should be a sign of cattle producers to give extra thought to potential management implications during the coming weeks.
Registration is open for Feb. 13 North Central Oklahoma Summer Crops Conference in Enid News Item Jan 26, 2018 02:53 PM ENID, Oklahoma – Agricultural producers in the north central Oklahoma region can pick up the latest research-based recommendations about a number of viable crop options by attending the Feb. 13 Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Summer Crops Conference in Enid.
Timing is crucial when giving labor assistance to heifers and cows News Item Jan 26, 2018 12:37 PM STILLWATER, Oklahoma (Jan. 26, 2018) – Now is the time to put together and post a protocol for family members and hired employees to follow when they find a cow or heifer starting in the process of calving.
Calving difficulty this season can affect next year too News Item Jan 26, 2018 12:32 PM 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.
U.S. beef sales to China expected to remain limited in near term News Item Jan 26, 2018 11:17 AM STILLWATER, Oklahoma (Jan. 25, 2018) – Total U.S. beef exports are projected to increase another 2.5 to 3.5 percent year over year in 2018 to a new record level, including some growth in exports to China.
Re-warming methods for cold-stressed newborn calves News Item Jan 19, 2018 11:51 AM STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Though winter has been relatively mild in Oklahoma to date outside of a few brutally cold days, some calves likely will be born during a wintry blast yet to come, and that means producers may be faced with the challenge of saving a cold-stressed newborn.
Prepare a calving kit before spring calving season begins News Item Jan 19, 2018 11:29 AM STILLWATER, Oklahoma – It may be the heart of winter but now is the time for cow-calf operators to put together supplies and equipment that will be needed to assist heifers and cows in need of help when spring calving occurs.
Many aspects in measuring cow-calf production efficiency News Item Jan 19, 2018 10:44 AM STILLWATER, Oklahoma – While economic efficiency measures focus on optimal use of inputs relative to the value of outputs in cow-calf operations, changes in output values or input costs can lead to improved returns due solely to changing market conditions while masking stagnant or even declining physical productivity.
Plant disease control possible through tree pruning News Item Jan 17, 2018 05:06 PM DURANT, Oklahoma – Homeowners and landowners looking over their property should take quick action if their trees and shrubs are observed to have wilted branches or dieback.
Custer County’s Radonna Sawatzky named 2018 Distinguished Educator recipient by Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service News Item Jan 11, 2018 02:52 PM STILLWATER, Oklahoma – “For us, it’s personal” says the highly accurate testament of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, whose county educators live and work in the counties and communities they serve; and Custer County Extension Educator Radonna Sawatzky is proof of that.
Pittsburg County 4-H Educator Gregory Owen honored by Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service News Item Jan 11, 2018 02:49 PM STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Gregory Owen of the Pittsburg County Extension Office received one of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service’s most prestigious honors on Jan. 10 when he was named a 2018 recipient of the statewide organization’s Distinguished Educator Award.
Pesticide applicator CEUs available through Jan. 17-18 Red River Crops Conference in Altus News Item Jan 10, 2018 04:28 PM ALTUS, Oklahoma – Agricultural pesticide applicators in southwestern Oklahoma and the Texas Rolling Plains region can pick up needed continuing education credits by participating in the Red River Crops Conference Jan. 17-18 in Altus.
Time to begin early evening feeding of cows News Item Jan 09, 2018 10:53 AM STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Cow-calf producers who ensure adequate supervision at calving can have a significant effect on reducing calf mortality, always important but increasingly so with the higher price of live calves at sale time.
Cattle producer profitability likely to be squeezed in 2018 News Item Jan 09, 2018 10:52 AM STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Continued growth in beef production in 2018 is likely to pressure cattle and beef prices, with domestic and international beef demand being critical factors affecting prices.
Spring-planted oats may be viable option for forage News Item Jan 08, 2018 03:57 PM PURCELL, Oklahoma – Producers in central Oklahoma who do not have sufficient wheat pasture, annual ryegrass or fescue pastures may want to determine if spring-planted oats are an option.
Repeatability of calving difficulty in young heifers an often-repeated question over the years News Item Dec 21, 2017 11:20 AM STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Questions about the repeatability of calving difficulty in young heifers seems to crop up annually, not unsurprisingly given the money invested in growing the heifer into a two-year-old cow.
Retail prices for U.S. beef dependent on a host of economic factors News Item Dec 21, 2017 10:39 AM STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Retail beef prices are expected to decrease in 2018 given additional supplies, putting additional pressure on wholesale beef prices as well as fed and feeder cattle prices.
Cow-calf producers should start obtaining colostrum now News Item Dec 21, 2017 10:34 AM STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Cow-calf operators should start locating, obtaining and storing several doses of colostrum or colostrum replacer sure to come in handy before the first heifers start to go into labor this spring.
Providing for the nutritional needs of older horses may require management changes News Item Dec 20, 2017 10:56 AM STILLWATER, Oklahoma – We are what we eat, goes the old cliché, and the saying is as true for horses as for people, especially as the years pile up.
Region’s premier canola event set for 2018 in Enid News Item Dec 20, 2017 10:41 AM ENID, Oklahoma – Agricultural producers interested in learning how to maximize their canola production and profitability should register now to attend the Jan. 19 Canola College in Enid.
Positive news for all meats in OSU’s December 2017 Food Demand Survey News Item Dec 19, 2017 05:20 PM STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Consumers’ willingness-to-pay experienced a not unexpected bump as the holiday season kicked into gear, with steak seeing the largest percent increase among meat products compared to one month ago.
OSU students abuzz at learning from nationally award-winning entomology teacher Wyatt Hoback News Item Dec 19, 2017 05:14 PM STILLWATER, Oklahoma – A spider wasp, scorpion and other creepy crawlies of the “extremely painful sting” variety had been elected by Wyatt Hoback’s Oklahoma State University entomology class: the stinging sensation winning the majority of the 270 student votes cast would get to puncture the teacher.
January report to verify suspicions about U.S. beef cow herd inventory News Item Dec 15, 2017 04:28 PM STILLWATER, Oklahoma – The annual U.S. cattle inventory numbers in the January report are eagerly anticipated, not only to confirm what happened to the nation’s beef cow herd in 2017 but for indications of what lies ahead in 2018.
Oklahoma Irrigation Conference set for March 8 in Weatherford News Item Dec 15, 2017 03:15 PM WEATHERFORD, Oklahoma – Southern Plains agricultural producers looking to get the most out of their water-use investment should register now to attend the March 8 Oklahoma Irrigation Conference in Weatherford.
Red River Crops Conference Jan. 17-18 in Altus News Item Dec 12, 2017 09:38 AM ALTUS, Oklahoma – Agricultural producers and others interested in learning the latest information about best crop production practices for southwestern Oklahoma and the Texas Rolling Plains should register now to attend the Jan. 17-18 Red River Crops Conference in Altus.

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