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Cattle carcass weights affecting beef supply and demand factors News Item Dec 11, 2017 09:44 AM STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Bigger is not always better, as the old saying goes, and the U.S. cattle industry is taking stock of the role today’s larger animal carcasses can affect beef supply and demand factors.
OSU’s Gary Sherrer: A life well lived in service to others News Item Dec 08, 2017 11:09 AM STILLWATER, Oklahoma – A lifelong commitment to public service has been the hallmark of Oklahoma State University’s retiring Gary Sherrer, whose actions and widespread influence has benefitted Oklahomans statewide for decades.
Decline in contract price for wheat underscores need to grow and market quality product News Item Dec 01, 2017 02:20 PM STILLWATER, Oklahoma – The contract price of wheat pumped the breaks this week, caused not so much from any type of seasonal reaction but rather an overall trend in the grain markets.
Oklahoma Mesonet Cattle Comfort Advisor useful tool during quick shifts in weather News Item Nov 30, 2017 02:41 PM STILLWATER, Oklahoma – For cattle producers, quick shifts in moderate to more harsh weather conditions can be particularly stressful on a herd’s health and conditioning, and that is where the Oklahoma Mesonet Cattle Comfort Advisor can help.
Consumer preferences for their beef steaks a battle of ‘tradition’ versus ‘new’ News Item Nov 30, 2017 12:23 PM STILLWATER, Oklahoma – It has been said change is a constant, and that saying has certainly been proven accurate when it comes to those succulent steaks meat-lovers so love to eat.
Oklahoma’s stocker cattle industry getting a who’s who update News Item Nov 28, 2017 04:40 PM STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Knock, knock. Who is there? Oklahoma’s stocker cattle industry. You mean that group industry analysts always knew had a significant positive effect on the state economy but could not list just how much as there was little by way of verifiable data? Yes.
OSU’s James Trapp riding into the sunset after 41 years of public service News Item Nov 27, 2017 04:45 PM STILLWATER, Oklahoma – The new year will be bringing more than its normal share of change when Oklahoma State University’s James Trapp retires in January after 41 years of public service, the last 11 years as associate director of the statewide Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service.
Abundant forage providing flexibility to Oklahoma cattle producers News Item Nov 13, 2017 11:10 AM STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Abundant standing forage in state pastures may help cattle producers reduce hay needs and moderate cow costs this winter.
Oklahoma moves up in national rankings as cotton producer News Item Nov 10, 2017 11:29 AM ALTUS, Oklahoma – The USDA November Crop Production Report indicates Oklahoma is now the nation’s fourth-leading producer of cotton with an estimated crop of 1.1 million bales, but that figure comes with an asterisk.
Economics show Oklahoma wheat growers must maximize yields and protein content in their crop News Item Nov 08, 2017 04:30 PM STILLWATER, Oklahoma – It is no secret wheat prices have been less than stellar overall in recent years, but that only underscores the need for wheat growers to do what they can to produce as competitive a product as possible.
Protect future yields and protein content in Clearfield wheat this fall News Item Nov 08, 2017 03:28 PM ENID, Oklahoma – For Oklahoma wheat growers who are battling feral rye and jointed goatgrass incursions, wheat variety selection can be a particularly important consideration when trying to produce a crop with sufficient yields and protein content.
Bullish feeder cattle markets providing opportunities for beef producers News Item Nov 03, 2017 03:07 PM STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Feeder cattle markets have stayed stronger than most analysts expected this fall, offering a number of opportunities for all types of cattle producers.
Nighttime versus daytime feeding influences time of calving News Item Nov 03, 2017 02:21 PM STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Supervision of calving process is best accomplished during daylight hours but Mother Nature and mama cows are not always so inclined, meaning cow-calf operators need to stack the odds in their favor.
Chute-side vaccine cooler a useful tool for cattle producers News Item Oct 31, 2017 03:55 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – A few simple steps can help cattle producers become more effective in battling respiratory disease in their herd, get full value of any vaccine they purchase and possibly increase their operational profit in the process.
A few tips about how many heifers to keep News Item Oct 27, 2017 12:47 PM 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.
Feedlot inventory of cattle continues to swell News Item Oct 27, 2017 11:57 AM STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Counter-seasonally strong feeder cattle prices this fall indicate good demand despite growing feeder cattle supplies.
Prussic acid and nitrate poisoning are concerns after a light frost News Item Oct 27, 2017 10:49 AM STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Cooler temperatures are coming into Oklahoma about three weeks ahead of what is typical for late October and early November, meaning temperatures could stress certain forage plants and make them potentially toxic to livestock.
Growing cattle inventories mean more stocker opportunities News Item Oct 18, 2017 08:27 PM STILLWATER, Oklahoma – As of mid-October, calf and stocker cattle prices are down only about 2 percent from August, compared to the typical drop of 4 percent, while Oklahoma auction volume has been 11 percent higher year-over-year for the past six weeks.
OSU Winter Crops Herbicide Symptomology Clinic set for Nov. 3 News Item Oct 15, 2017 07:06 PM STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Agricultural producers looking to be get a firsthand look at key visual symptoms of common herbicides on winter wheat and canola should plan now to attend the Nov. 3 Oklahoma State University Winter Crops Herbicide Symptomology Clinic in Stillwater.
USDA-NASS contacting Oklahoma cow-calf operators about recent survey News Item Oct 13, 2017 04:04 PM STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Cattle producers who recently received the Oklahoma State University Cow-Calf Survey from the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will be receiving a call from NASS if they have not already completed it and turned it in.
Mitigating issues from a malware attack on your mobile device News Item Oct 13, 2017 01:24 PM STILLWATER, Oklahoma – The statistics bear out what most people suspect: Malware infections on mobile devices are at an all-time high.
‘Strong’ passwords a key to protection in a digital world News Item Oct 13, 2017 01:15 PM STILLWATER, Oklahoma – It is one of the oldest areas of concern in the digital age: creating passwords that the user can remember and yet are as secure as possible.
Farm dogs and horses may qualify for certain tax deductions News Item Oct 05, 2017 04:02 PM STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Dogs have long been referred to as “man’s best friend,” but many farm dogs are more than animal companions, they are working members of the agricultural enterprise, and as such may qualify for certain operation-related tax deductions.
Register now for Nov. 3 Crop Insurance Workshop in Enid News Item Oct 05, 2017 01:30 PM ENID, Oklahoma – Think of the 2017 Crop Insurance Workshop scheduled for Nov. 3 in Enid as essentially one-stop shopping for agricultural producers, lenders and educators; crop insurance agents and marketing consultants.
It is the old song of supply and demand for beef prices News Item Oct 05, 2017 01:18 PM STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Strong beef demand has mostly been offsetting increased beef supply in 2017 with beef production projected to increase again in 2018 to 27.4 billion pounds.

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