Cattle Fever Ticks, known scientifically as Rhipicephalus (formerly Boophilus) annulatus and R. microplus, are a significant threat to the United States cattle industry.

These ticks are capable of carrying the protozoa, or microscopic parasites, Babesia bovis or B. bigemina, commonly known as cattle fever. The Babesia organism attacks and destroys red blood cells, causing … Read More

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

May 17, 2021

Poor Pasture Conditions, Low Hay Stocks and DroughtBy Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist

Drought conditions continue … Read More

Concerns are growing over off-label use of bisphosphonates within the horse industry. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Laura McKenzie)

Source: AgriLife Today | … Read More

Source: Texas Animal Health Commission | May 14, 2021

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been discovered in deer breeding facilities in both Matagorda and Mason counties. This marks the first positive detection of the disease in each county. … Read More

May 10, 2021

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

Slaughter Capacity Limits Fed Cattle Markets

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

Source: Texas Animal Health Commission | May 4, 2021

Texas State Veterinarian Dr. Andy Schwartz encourages livestock owners in anthrax-prone areas to have their animals vaccinated against the disease this spring.

“Due to outbreaks in recent years, we … Read More

May 3, 2021

Cattle Market Struggles Continue

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

Fed cattle markets rallied early in April but have stalled again and pulled back below $120/cwt. the last … Read More

A watchful eye on herd health

Veterinarian emphasizes five fundamentals this spring.

Story by Jena McRell | … Read More

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

April 26, 2021

April Cattle on Feed Report Not Easy to Understand

By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension … Read More

Forage Planning for the Next Year

By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist

The latest Drought Monitor shows that drought is significantly worse now than at the same time last year with 63 percent of the country now … Read More