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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.
Avoid putting net wrap on the menu for cattle News Item Jan 30, 2017 05:02 PM PURCELL, Okla. – Livestock producers who take the time to remove net wrap from round bales or at least pick it up after the hay has been eaten potentially may save themselves management problems later.
Payne County’s Nathan Anderson honored as 2017 OSU Cooperative Extension Distinguished Educator recipient News Item Jan 27, 2017 01:32 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service has honored Nathan Anderson, Payne County Extension director and agricultural educator, with one of its most prestigious official recognitions, the Extension Distinguished Educator Award.
OSU Cooperative Extension honors Greg Highfill of Woods County as a 2017 Distinguished Educator recipient News Item Jan 27, 2017 01:28 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Woods County Extension Director and Agricultural Educator Greg Highfill, a 32-year member of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, has been presented one of the statewide organization’s most prestigious official recognitions, the Extension Distinguished Educator Award.
Oklahoma Irrigation Conference set for March 1 in Altus News Item Jan 26, 2017 03:22 PM ALTUS, Okla. – Southern Plains agricultural producers looking to get the most out of their water-use investment should register now to attend the March 1 Oklahoma Irrigation Conference in Altus.
New year bringing uncertainty and potential volatility to the beef marketplace News Item Jan 04, 2017 01:21 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Although analysts project cattle prices to be lower than 2016 for year-over-year averages, several factors are poised to have a significant effect on 2017 cattle and beef markets and may change current price expectations.
Cow-calf producers should start obtaining colostrum now News Item Dec 19, 2016 01:12 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – 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.
Time to begin early evening feeding of cows News Item Dec 19, 2016 01:08 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – 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.
Internet options for low-income households exist in Oklahoma News Item Dec 12, 2016 03:01 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Life in the 21st century has increasingly become interdependent with internet access, yet the cost of maintaining a monthly connection exceeds what far-too-many Oklahomans can afford, helping to promote a very real “digital divide.”
Remember livestock drinking water needs during winter weather News Item Dec 08, 2016 11:45 AM DURANT, Okla. – Chilly and sometimes freezing temperatures are making their wintertime appearance in the Southern Plains states, and that means livestock producers need to be paying extra attention to the drinking water needs of their animals.
Red River Crops Conference Jan. 24-25 in Childress, Texas News Item Dec 07, 2016 01:12 PM ALTUS, Okla. – Oklahoma and Texas agricultural producers and others interested in learning the latest information about best crop production practices for the Red River region should register now to attend the Jan. 24-25 Red River Crops Conference in Childress, Texas.
Premier canola event set for Enid in January News Item Dec 05, 2016 09:05 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – 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.
Options exist to control Hessian fly problems in wheat News Item Dec 01, 2016 04:12 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Occurrences of Hessian fly have been found in southwestern Oklahoma winter wheat this fall, making it important for producers to identify field infestations and strategies that can assist in managing the pest next year.
Carbon sequestration a positive aspect of beef cattle grazing grasslands News Item Dec 01, 2016 02:34 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Beef cattle grazing on grass pastures might not be the first thing people think of when discussing the subject of combatting greenhouse gas emissions, but it is an agricultural practice providing significant dividends to the effort.
OSU Horse Judging Team captures AQHA World Championship News Item Nov 28, 2016 04:46 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – The Oklahoma State University Horse Judging Team capped off an undefeated season at the recent 2016 AQHA World Championship Show in Oklahoma City, winning world champion honors for the second year in a row and the third time in the past five years.
OSU groundbreaking heralds continued ‘guarantee’ of providing farmer access to improved crop varieties News Item Nov 14, 2016 05:11 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma Foundation Seed Stocks has more than doubled its annual production of Foundation Seed developed by Oklahoma State University plant breeders over the last five years, leading to the need for a new, much-larger facility to meet the demand for more efficient, high-yielding varieties throughout the Southern Plains states.
Spraying to control foliar diseases typically not recommended in the fall News Item Nov 11, 2016 04:35 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Mild and relatively dry conditions throughout most of Oklahoma in recent months should make fall foliar diseases relatively uncommon, though some areas have received sufficient rain or had dew points to favor development of wheat diseases.
Register now to attend Nov. 11 Crop Insurance Workshop in Enid News Item Oct 20, 2016 02:16 PM ENID, Okla. – Agricultural producers and farm service providers looking to enhance their knowledge about and ability to design risk management plans for a farm or ranch enterprise should register now to attend the 2016 Crop Insurance Workshop taking place Nov. 11 at Enid’s Autry Technology Center.
International trade moderating U.S. meat production News Item Oct 17, 2016 10:06 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – Recently released data indicates U.S. meat exports continued to grow year over year for August, with international trade moderating increased U.S meat production.
Wise use of wheat pasture key with bred replacement heifers News Item Oct 13, 2016 04:11 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Cattle producers employing wheat pasture as a supplement for pregnant replacement heifers expected to calve in January and February need to use the nutritional resource judiciously.

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