Glenn Selk

Cattle Herd: How Many Heifers To Keep?

Much is currently being written about the need to re-grow the nation’s cow herd. Individual ranches must make the decisions about heifer retention based upon factors that directly affect their bottom-line. FULL STORY »

Start Mineral Program Now To Avoid Grass Tetany In Mature Cows On Wheat Pasture

A lack of moisture in many areas of Oklahoma has limited the growth of wheat pasture, nevertheless, some cow calf producers will use wheat pasture as winter feed for spring-calving cows.
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Start Mineral Program Now To Avoid Grass Tetany In Mature Cows On Wheat Pasture

A lack of moisture in many areas of Oklahoma has limited the growth of wheat pasture, nevertheless, some cow calf producers will use wheat pasture as winter feed for spring-calving cows.
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Cattle Feeding: Avoid Nitrate Toxicity During First Winter Storm

Almost as predictable as the coming of the winter season, will be the quickly spread horror story of the death of several cows from a herd that was fed "the good hay" for the first time after a snow storm. FULL STORY »

"Preg" Check And 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 shortened 45 to 60-day breeding season for the replacement heifers.
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Cattle Health: Heat Stress Can Reduce Pregnancy Rates

The effects of heat stress on reproductive performance of beef cows has been discussed by many animal scientists in a variety of ways. FULL STORY »

Understanding & Avoiding Heat Stress In Cattle

Understanding and avoiding heat stress in cattle can be a valuable management tool for summertime in Oklahoma. According to the 1997 Oklahoma Climatological Survey most areas of Oklahoma have 10 or more days each year above 100 degrees and 70 or more days with high temperatures above 90 degrees Fahrenheit. FULL STORY »

Foot Rot In Grazing Cattle On Wet Pastures

Many pastures in the Eastern two-thirds of Oklahoma are now soggy from repeated rains and thunderstorms. Standing water and muddy conditions can increase the likelihood of “foot rot” in grazing cattle. FULL STORY »

Cattle Health: Withdrawal Times Are Critical

Summer often brings a couple cattle health issues that must be treated for the well-being of the animal. Foot rot and pinkeye are both infections that often are responsive to antibiotic therapy. FULL STORY »

Cattle Feeding: Storing Large Round Bales

University of Tennessee animal scientists conducted a trial to compare different methods of storing large round bales of grass hay. The hay was cut and baled in June in Moore County, Tennessee. FULL STORY »

Cow Disposition Affects Pregnancy Rate

Now we have another good excuse to cull cows due to bad temperament. Producers that routinely breed cows artificially realize that cows that are unruly and nervous are less likely to conceive to artificial insemination.
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