Sept. 23, 2019
A peak in feedlot inventories?
By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist
USDA reported Sept. 1 feedlot inventories at 10.98 million head, down 1.3 percent from one year ago. This is the first year over year decrease in … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today

For students studying animal science, interactive gaming can now help introduce concepts of working with cattle, before they’ve even stepped foot in a pen or pasture.

Nicholas Free, animal science senior at Texas A&M University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences didn’t grow … Read More

Animal welfare, sustainability and economics are affected when beef cattle suffer from bovine respiratory disease, or BRD. How cattle are managed has the potential to impact BRD risk, but further research is needed to quantify those impacts. The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture is providing … Read More

In the Sept. 16 edition of Cow-Calf Corner, a newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency, Derrell Peel discusses how growing demand in China is dominating global beef trade; and Glenn Selk talks getting replacement heifers ready for fall breeding season.

Agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019 can now apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). Signup for this U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program will begin Sept. 11, 2019. WHIP+ will be available for eligible producers who have suffered eligible losses … Read More

In the Sept. 9 edition of Cow-Calf Corner, a newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency, Derrell Peel takes a look at the latest cattle trade markets; and Glenn Selk discusses the repeatability of calving difficulty.

Source: Noble Research Institute

By Ryon Walker, Ph.D., livestock consultant | Sep. 4, 2019

Achieving high pregnancy rates is an important goal in every cow-calf operation. After every breeding season, we are either satisfied with the results or wondering … Read More

In the Sept. 3 edition of Cow-Calf Corner, a newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency, Derrell Peel looks at how cattle slaughter numbers and beef prices have fared since the fire at the Tyson packing plant fire in Kansas; and Glenn Selk discusses proper cow culling and how it … Read More

When handling cattle, safety is key for you, your helpers and the animals. Here are 5 tips to help everyone moving from BEEF Magazine. Read more…

Do you want to strengthen the U.S. cattle industry’s ability to respond to a disease outbreak? Are you interested in implementing radio frequency identification (RFID) tags at your operation as a management tool? Do you want to explore marketing your cattle for premiums associated with value-added data? … Read More