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

July 22, 2019

Heat stress can
reduce pregnancy rates

by Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist… Read More

Source: Feed-Lot Magazine

By Miranda Reiman

How many months out of a year is a mother cow just eating for herself?

Hopefully, none, says Janna Kincheloe, North Dakota State University animal scientist.

“The cow should … Read More

Oklahoma and much of the middle part of the country is facing dangerously hot conditions for the next few days but we remain in pretty good shape as far as soil moisture is concerned, based on the latest Drought Monitor map for Oklahoma. Only .24% of Oklahoma is … Read More

Heterosis? Production traits? Diet? Developing a profitable herd is a balancing act. Here’s how four successful beef producers do it. -Beef Magazine Read more…

Source: Texas Animal Health Commission and USDA APHIS – Veterinary Services

Since the first case of VSV in Texas was confirmed in equine on a Kinney County premises, the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has received reports of 8 new confirmed cases of vesicular stomatitis … Read More

July 15, 2019

Cattle and beef markets looking for summer direction

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

I just returned to Stillwater after several weeks of travel. Late last week I was … Read More

Source: Texas Animal Health Commission

Since June 19, 2019, the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has received confirmation of 3 additional anthrax cases in the area of South Texas where anthrax is historically found. … Read More

The most common weaning method in the United States beef industry is the abrupt removal of calves from cows at 5 to 8 months of age. Natural weaning in beef cattle, however, occurs later in life for a calf at 7 to 14 months of age. The immediate … Read More

A cattle heat stress emergency has been forecast on July 9 and 10. Summer
heat events can result in direct and indirect financial losses for the
cattle industry, especially in Oklahoma and Texas. While weather events
are unavoidable, management strategies can reduce the impact of heat
stress on … Read More

Cattle activity in and around a stream causes erosion, sediment build-up, and an increase in water pollutants. To help them get to the other side while protecting the stream, put in a crossing. Add exclusion fencing along the stream bank to provide the best results. -Successful Farming -… Read More