Cull replacement heifers early

Cull replacement heifers early

Many Oklahoma ranchers choose to breed the replacement heifers about a month ahead of the mature cows in the herd. In addition, they like to use a sho...

June 20th, 2016 |  


Re-breeding two-year old cows

Re-breeding two-year old cows

According to Dr. Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist, two year old cows that calved this spring will present a c...

June 7th, 2016 |  


Prepare for next spring’s calving season

Prepare for next spring’s calving season

According to Dr. Kris Ringwall of North Dakota State University, now is the time to prepare for next spring’s calving season by studying the cal...

May 10th, 2016 |  


Controlling leaf curl disease of peaches and nectarines

Controlling leaf curl disease of peaches and nectarines

During the past few days I have had several residents of the county bring in peach and nectarine leaves that had been infected with leaf curl. If you ...

April 5th, 2016 updated: April 8th, 2016. |  


Nutritional challenges of spring-calving cows

Nutritional challenges of spring-calving cows

Late winter and early spring is the most challenging time of the year for the nutrition of the spring-calving beef cows. Unless cool season grasses ar...

March 26th, 2016 |  


Eastern Oklahoma Beef Cattle Summit to be held

Eastern Oklahoma Beef Cattle Summit to be held

Cattle producers wanting to increase their awareness about trends and to seek ways to better manage their operations in ever more challenging business...

March 14th, 2016 |  


Mineral supplements reduce risk of grass tetany

Mineral supplements reduce risk of grass tetany

Spring-calving cows on small grain pastures may encounter a mineral imbalance often called “grass tetany”. Grass tetany, caused by magnesi...

March 7th, 2016 |  


Managing brush piles in Oklahoma

Managing brush piles in Oklahoma

Land managers often end up doing some amount of clearing of brush and trees on their properties. When mechanical clearing takes place, managers are us...

February 23rd, 2016 |  


Planning for the breeding season

Planning for the breeding season

Three key management concepts can help commercial cow calf operations improve the productivity of their cow herds. However, planning and preparation m...

February 13th, 2016 |  


Repeatability of calving difficulty

Repeatability of calving difficulty

As the spring calving season begins, it is inevitable that a young cow (probably a two-year old heifer) will need assistance at calving time. After th...

February 9th, 2016 |