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

Depending on who’s running the numbers, commercial bulls represent a bothersome, necessary cost; an inestimable opportunity to advance herd genetics and goals; or something in between. In every … Read More

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…

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

Effective parasite control includes everything from pasture management to herd health and nutrition to the seasons and specific environments, especially in stocker operations. But one of the best ways to get ahead of parasites is using a dewormer. However, proper application and dosage are keys to efficient dewormer use.

In the Dec. 16 edition of Cow-Calf Corner, a newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency, Derrell Peel covers beef market performance in the last bit of 2019; and Glenn Selk explains why you may want to start feeding those spring-calving cows early in the evening.

The Environmental Protection Agency has released the details of a protective interim decision on sodium cyanide, the compound used in M-44 devices to control certain wild predators, primarily coyotes, as part of the re-registration review process required by the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. After a careful review of … Read More

In the Dec. 9 edition of Cow-Calf Corner, a newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency, Derrell Peel talks beef exports and imports so far in 2019; plus, Glenn Selk discusses breeding cows and heifers on wheat pasture.

In the Nov. 25 edition of Cow-Calf Corner, Derrell Peel looks at feedlot inventories; and Glenn Selk discusses growing bred replacement heifers.