News

04

May
Muddy tree bases, wallowing location and overturned soil are all signs of nearby, active wild pigs. Often, wild pigs will wallow in water to help remove parasites and regulate body temperatures. After wallowing, wild pigs will scrape off excess mud on nearby trees, posts and poles. Landowners can ...

04

May
Lobue v. Hanson, a case involving a wedding venue, a bridesmaid, a horse, and the Farm Animal Liability Act (FALA) recently caught the attention of Tiffany Lashmet, Extension specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Read more about the case, the court's analysis and why it's important to ...

04

May
Current drought conditions are prompting cattle some producers to consider options for reducing stocking rates on rangeland and pasture as we look forward to this spring and summer. There are three main options to reduce stocking rates: supplement/substitute feed, ship cattle to non-drought areas and sell cattle. Read ...

03

May
May is Beef Month, and we've made it easier for you to show your support for this wholesome, delicious food! By clicking on the "read more" link below, you can add your support to your Facebook profile picture. Beef is a powerful ally in our diets, supplying ten essential nutrients, ...

03

May
As with loading out, trailer loading is another production event that can be high stress on both the animals and people, but it needn’t be that way. During conventional (i.e., high stress) trailer loading, we typically see unwilling, confused, frightened animals being forced onto trailers. There can be too ...

03

May
Back-to-back extreme weather events in Oklahoma and Texas underscore the need for affected homeowners to properly assess structural damage on their property. The first rule is to wait until authorities give the all-clear. After that, homeowners can safely and thoroughly check the entire house, including the roof, foundation and ...

03

May
Concerned about the status of your breeding quail? Several years of dry weather and a hard winter in 2021 have exerted their collective toll on quail populations. Dr. Dale Rollins, Rolling Plains Quail Research Foundation, says several folks have told him they haven't seen a quail in months. ...

03

May
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 ...

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