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Caution not fear key to managing beef herd expansion News Item Oct 11, 2016 10:41 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – The U.S. beef industry’s transition to greater beef supplies in 2016 has been a challenge for many, perhaps in part because younger producers and traders have never before participated in herd expansion, which last occurred in the early 1990s.
OSU’s 2016 Sarkeys Award recipient Liuling Yan strengthening dual-purpose wheat production systems News Item Oct 07, 2016 04:24 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma State University’s Liuling Yan has been named the 2016 recipient of the Sarkeys Distinguished Professor Award by the OSU Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.
OSU’s Michael Buser named 2016 Whatley Award recipient News Item Oct 07, 2016 04:03 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma State University’s Michael Buser has been named the 2016 recipient of the James A. Whatley Award for Meritorious Service in Agricultural Sciences.
Mineral feeding protocols key for beef cows on lush forage News Item Oct 03, 2016 11:03 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – Cattle producers looking to use forage as cheap winter feed for their beef cows need to practice sound mineral feeding protocols to reduce the risk of grass tetany next spring.
History may not be repeating itself with heavier cattle carcass weights News Item Oct 03, 2016 10:24 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – Ample supplies of feeder cattle and favorable feeder prices should encourage feedlots to maintain a high turnover rate and avoid the wreck that resulted from extremely heavy carcass weights last year.
The ‘green’ facts of grass versus grain when finishing beef cattle News Item Sep 28, 2016 03:26 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – It is a “green” discussion that continues to raise its head periodically. What is better for the environment: Grass-finished or grain-finished beef cattle?
Oklahoma wheat and canola producers should check their crop often for fall armyworms News Item Sep 22, 2016 10:19 AM STILLWATER – Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is recommending state wheat and canola growers scout their crop regularly for the presence of fall armyworms, including those planting wheat early who plan to use it as forage.
OSU Purebred Beef Center supporters honored News Item Sep 18, 2016 09:26 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Mother Nature has proven to be no match for the generosity of Oklahoma State University Purebred Beef Center supporters, who were honored during a come-and-go reception at the center on Sept. 17.
OSU to soybean producers: Identify defoliators before you spray News Item Sep 16, 2016 03:00 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Caterpillars are feeding on Oklahoma soybeans, but producers need to identify which type of pest is ruining their crop before spraying.
Rural Economic Outlook Conference set for Oct. 21 at OSU News Item Sep 14, 2016 04:27 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Insights about trends and expectations regarding agriculture and rural economies will be the focus of the Rural Economic Outlook Conference taking place Oct. 21 on Oklahoma State University’s Stillwater campus.
Too much wheat hurting prices, and the growers who depend on them News Item Sep 14, 2016 04:16 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – The old cliché that too much of anything is not a good thing is certainly proving true for wheat growers trying to turn a profit.
Role of international trade looms larger for cattle and beef markets News Item Sep 14, 2016 10:27 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – Increased U.S. beef production and lower cattle prices are reversing the trend of recent years, where beef exports decreased as record high prices rationed demand in both domestic and international markets.
Multi-state research and Extension effort targets crop-jumping pest News Item Sep 01, 2016 05:08 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – It is a growing problem across an increasing area of the southern United States: Sugarcane aphids discovering sorghum is an equally yummy crop to infest.
Know when to help fall-calving cows and heifers during the calving process News Item Aug 25, 2016 10:59 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma ranchers who use a fall calving system should be reviewing research-proven information about the amount of time cows and heifers are allowed to be in labor before assistance should be given.
OSU wheat geneticist Brett Carver honored by National Association of Plant Breeders News Item Aug 23, 2016 09:49 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – Brett Carver of Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources has been named the 2016 recipient of the National Association of Plant Breeders’ Plant Breeding Impact Award.
Summertime temperatures shorten gestation length in fall-calving cows and heifers News Item Aug 15, 2016 01:45 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Fall-calving time is approaching rapidly, with its start in some herds sometimes beginning before producers expect.
OSU Cooperative Extension’s Josh Bushong receives industry honor News Item Aug 08, 2016 01:58 PM LAHOMA, Okla. – Josh Bushong, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension area agronomist for the state’s Northwest District, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Mark C. Boyles Oilseed Industry Meritorious Service Award.
Round bale costs part of managing profit margins for some beef producers News Item Aug 08, 2016 01:54 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Although round bales have been popular with beef producers for many years, there are many challenges to buying, producing and using round bales correctly and cost effectively.
Take action now to stockpile bermudagrass for winter cattle use News Item Aug 08, 2016 01:54 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Temperatures may be hitting 100 degrees Fahrenheit or more, but it is winter that should be on the mind of producers looking to stockpile bermudagrass hay.
Understanding effects ‘beyond the ranch’ focus of Aug. 11 NW Oklahoma Beef Conference. News Item Aug 04, 2016 11:13 AM ENID, Okla. – The Northwest Oklahoma Beef Conference on Aug. 11 will showcase how further processing, innovation, policy and marketing play significant roles in determining the ultimate value of beef and its effects on producers and the industry as a whole.
Former DASNR Dean and Director Sam E. Curl passes News Item Aug 04, 2016 09:36 AM STILLWATER, Okla. – Sam E. Curl, dean and director of Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources from 1997 to 2004, passed away Aug. 2 in Granbury, Texas.
Charles and Linda Shackelford key partners in helping OSU grow gardening enthusiasm, industry support News Item Aug 02, 2016 03:03 PM STILLWATER, Okla. – Charles and Linda Shackelford never really saw themselves as champions of horticulture, but their success in growing TLC – one of the Southern Plains’ top florist, greenhouse and nursery businesses – made spreading their own brand of “tender loving care” to gardening enthusiasts and the industry a natural progression.
Winter canola schools scheduled for August at Lahoma and Weatherford News Item Jul 18, 2016 10:39 AM LAHOMA, Okla. – Southern Plains producers who are interested in learning how to maximize canola crop productivity should plan now to attend one of two early August winter canola schools taking place in Oklahoma.
The dollars and 'sense' of double-cropping soybeans News Item Jul 07, 2016 11:12 AM PERRY, Okla. – Strong soybean prices have helped lead a number of Oklahoma producers to double-crop soybeans this year, with the November Soybean contract peaking on March 10 before falling back this June to a futures price that still exceeds $10 as of this writing.
Keep a watchful eye out for anaplasmosis in cattle herds News Item Jul 06, 2016 09:06 AM ENID, Okla. – The occurrence of anaplasmosis has been shown to be more widespread in the United States than once thought, underscoring the need for cattle producers to be aware of causes for and clinical signs of the disease.

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