Nov. 18, 2019
Cattle industry focus on animal health begins at the ranch
By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist
The U.S. beef and cattle industry has increased production and productivity in many respects in the past several decades. Total beef … Read More

Source: AgriLife TODAY

The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, the state’s veterinary diagnostic laboratory, tests hundreds of thousands of samples annually. However, on the brink of each year’s deer hunting season, test numbers begin to spike as … Read More

Source: AgriLife TODAY

Producers who need injectable antibiotics for their cattle won’t soon be able to just grab them at their local feed store or order them online.

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service wants producers to be aware that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is continuing … Read More

Winter weather conditions impact cattle as well as the cattle producers. Cold temperatures combined with wind creates more stress and increased management to achieve similar animal performance. Plan now for winter storms and know what your options are before the temperatures dip into dangerous territory. South Dakota State University Extension … Read More

Source: Oklahoma State University

Several Oklahoma counties have experienced snowfall already, heralding the start of hay feeding season that will expand to other counties in the coming weeks, and the need for producers to employ some value-adding mathematics.

“Estimating forage usage by cows is an important part of … Read More

Nov. 11, 2019
Oklahoma cattle market update
By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist
The fall calf run is in full swing in Oklahoma.  USDA-AMS reports that combined volumes for seven Oklahoma auctions are up 7.0 percent year over year over … Read More

A group of U.S. Senators sent a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) urging the agency to streamline the permitting process to allow livestock and aquaculture producers greater flexibility in protecting their animals from avian predators shielded under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). Some predatory … Read More

Hay quality affects all types of livestock, but it can be critical for beef cows since they are less likely to receive supplemental feed than most other animals. T… Read More

Source: Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency
Nov. 4, 2019
Holiday beef demand kicks in
By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist
Boxed beef prices increased about ten … Read More

With general deer hunting season opening this weekend, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is reminding hunters throughout the state to properly dispose of carcasses from harvested deer to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases in deer. This is particularly important for those taken inside the Trans-Pecos, South Central … Read More