Betty Dickson needed help to ID an insect invader when hundreds of little striped bugs were suddenly finding their way into her home and barn. OSU Extension Educator helped to ID the invaders and cautioned about the danger to livestock, especially horses. … Read More

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

July 6, 2020

Slow recovery projected for U.S. and global economy

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

Conditions are drying and temperatures are warming in parts of the state, which means declining forage quality for cattle herds.

Source: AgriLife Today | June 30, 2020

Don’t let the dog … Read More

Bermudagrass decline is characterized by gradual thinning or outright loss of bermudagrass stands over time. Texas A&M Extension’s ForageFax newsletter covers some of the reasons associated with bermudagrass decline in their latest issue. Read more at foragefax.tamu.edu…

June 29, 2020

Plenty of beef for Independence Day

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

In anticipation of July 4, estimated beef production for the week ending June 27 was 562.3 million … Read More

Large round bale storage is often outdoors and producers may not realize the nutrient loss that comes with weathering of large round hay bales stored outside, particularly in regions of the country with high rainfall. To minimize those losses, experts recommend ways to help producers who are unable to … Read More

Source: Texas A&M Forest Service | June 17, 2020

Drought conditions in the western Plains and early drying across the state have led to an increase in wildfire activity and an … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today | June 16, 2020

Wholesale beef prices are dropping as the production logjam in processing plants created by COVID-19 continues to loosen and return to normal, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.

David Anderson, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension economist, … Read More

There are about 150 species of grasshoppers in Texas, but 90% of the damage to crops, gardens, trees, and pastures is caused by just five species. Producers should start watching for grasshoppers early in the season and begin control measures while grasshoppers are still nymphs. Smaller grasshoppers are more … Read More

June 15, 2020

Early drought planning will pay

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

Drought conditions have expanded rapidly in recent weeks across western and northern Oklahoma as well as much of the western … Read More