The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has adopted a rule to mitigate the risk of uninfected cattle being exposed to animals that are persistently infected with bovine viral diarrhea virus, also known as BVDV-PI cattle. The rule was passed at the December commission meeting and will go into effect Feb. … Read More

Cow-Calf Corner is a weekly newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency.

Large feedlot inventories to start 2020

By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist

The latest monthly cattle on feed … Read More

Weaning calves early is a powerful management tool to reduce demands on range and pasture. By pulling the calves off the cows earlier than normal, we can cut the cow’s daily forage intake by 25% or more. While early weaning offers a lot of potential to improve performance and cut … Read More

Jan. 20, 2020
Hay stocks up from last year but still below average
By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist
Weather challenges in 2019 led to many questions about the quantity and quality of hay production and supply heading into 2020.  … Read More

In parts of Texas experiencing severe droughts, some ranchers are finding there is practically no grass left for cattle to graze on.

BEEF Magazine revisits implant use as we roll into calving season, so producers can give it some thought prior to spring turnout. Read more at beefmagazine.com…

In the Jan. 13 edition of Cow-Calf Corner, a newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency, Derrell Peel gives an update on the fires in Australia and how it could affect their cattle markets domestically and abroad; plus, Glenn Selk discusses how a difficult delivery could make rebreeding that cow … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today | Jan. 8, 2019

4Ry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service and Texas A&M AgriLife Research have signed a collaborative research agreement to develop a means to more efficiently and effectively spray cattle and kill cattle fever ticks, according to a … Read More

Jan. 6, 2019
Cattle market factors to watch in 2020
By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist
The new year brings with it several changes in ongoing market dynamics, some new opportunities, and some new risks and continuing challenges for cattle … Read More

In the latest Cow-Calf Corner, a newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency, Derrell Peel recommends producers take stock and look forward this month; plus, Glenn Selk discusses the marketing of cull cows to add value and help the beef industry.