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Vitamin A can be deficient in a drought

Vitamin A is rarely a concern in range cattle nutritional programs because it is readily synthesized from carotene that is common in green growing plants. FULL STORY »

Early weaning spring-born calves

The summer of 2011 has caused many Southern Plains cow calf herds to be culled extensively or sold out completely. FULL STORY »

Water requirements for beef cattle on pasture

Daily water requirements for the non-lactating beef animal will run from 0.75 to 1.5 gallons per 100 pounds body weight or 6 to 12 % of their body weight. FULL STORY »

This year test the forage before you cut!

Hot dry summer weather brings about heat and drought stress on summer annuals. Stressed plants such as the forage sorghums can occasionally accumulate dangerous concentrations of nitrates. FULL STORY »

Nitrate toxicity after a drought-easing rain

Oklahoma summers often bring “high pressure domes” that cause 100+ degree days and no rain. The resulting heat stress can cause nitrate accumulation in summer annual forage crops. FULL STORY »

As summer heats up, so do water-toxicity issues

The 2011 Fourth of July Holiday brought warnings for humans about “Blue-green algae” in one of the large Oklahoma lakes used for recreation. Blue-green algae has often been a concern to livestock producers in late summer in Oklahoma. FULL STORY »

Cow-Calf Corner: Beef Production Tips Play video

Cow-Calf Corner is a collection of timely management tips of interest to cow-calf producers in Oklahoma. FULL STORY »

Closely monitor medicated mineral intake

Medicated minerals are available and frequently used to help prevent the blood-born disease, anaplasmosis. FULL STORY »

Weaning fall-born calves

Many cow/calf operations with fall-born calves will wean the calves in mid to late June. Weaning during very hot summer weather is stressful enough to the calves. FULL STORY »

Evaluate udder soundness now to use as culling criteria next fall

Every year at "preg" checking time, ranchers evaluate cows and make decisions as which to remove from the herd. FULL STORY »

Early summer de-worming of nursing calves affected summer weight gain

Five de-worming trials were conducted during the 1990’s at the Oklahoma State University Eastern Research Station located at Haskell, Oklahoma. FULL STORY »

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