Management

Take steps to mitigate livestock heat stress

06/25/2012 10:10:00 AM
This week looks to present a high risk for extreme livestock heat stress. The combination of high temperatures and humidities and low wind speeds create conditions that can place livestock in danger. ... Full story.

Calving season: The first 21 days

06/22/2012 11:05:24 AM
Several studies have quantified the different advantages that calves born during the first 21 days of the calving season have over those that are born later. ... Full story.

K-State vet outlines blue-green algae, other threats to cattle

06/20/2012 12:10:00 PM
Dry farm fields and pastures are not the only challenges agricultural producers are facing so far this summer. Warmer-than-usual weather and a lack of precipitation are also contributing to disease threats to livestock. ... Full story.

Cow-calf corner: Reviewing last spring's calving records 

06/19/2012 12:25:55 PM
Glenn Selk explains why this is a good time of year to look at last spring's calving records and note some changes that can be made to improve next year's calving season. ... Full story.

Rebuilding the beef herd program July 26 in Lampasas, Texas

06/16/2012 8:15:00 AM
The Texas AgriLife Extension Service continues its Rebuilding the Beef Herd educational workshop series on July 26 at the Lampasas County Farm Bureau office, 1793 North U.S. Highway 281 in Lampasas. ... Full story.

Disease issues challenge summer fun

06/20/2012 3:07:46 PM
Cattle producers need to be vigilant this summer to prevent disease in the cow herd this summer. Here are three specific health conditions to be aware of during these next few months. ... Full story.

Cow-calf corner: Preg checking heifers 

06/12/2012 12:29:01 PM
This week, Glenn Selk looks at the importance of pregnancy checks for heifers in their first breeding season. ... Full story.

Weaning fall-born calves (remember to plan for water needs)

06/11/2012 9:50:43 AM
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.

Financing herd rebuilding after the 2011 drought

06/02/2012 6:55:00 AM
The drought of 2011 had long-lasting impacts on cow-calf producers in the U.S. Southern Plains. ... Full story.

Plan for drought before it happens

05/29/2012 1:21:15 PM
With just a couple of days left in May, it appears that the January-May period will be the warmest on record in Oklahoma. ... Full story.

Economist: Weigh options before considering restocking beef herds

05/25/2012 9:40:00 AM
Restocking may be an option that many ranchers are considering, but rainfall and other factors will weigh heavily into the decision-making process. ... Full story.

Arkansas cattle producers should plan for drought - again

05/23/2012 10:38:11 AM
Arkansas cattlemen may need to prepare for another year of drought, said Tom Troxel, associate head-animal science for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. ... Full story.
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Ask the expert: Mixing cows from drought-stricken ranches

10/19/2012
We’re buying young cow from drought stricken ranches and moving them to ours. Do we co-mingle or segregate for how long? Full story.

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