By: Jonathan Sumption under the direction and review of Dr. Rosie Nold.
Advancements in reproductive technologies have improved production efficiency of beef cattle in the world and continue to do so at a rapidly increasing rate. Many producers are familiar… Continue reading
By : Glenn Selk, Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist and the late Dr. Dave Sparks, OSU Area Extension Veterinarian
During the very hot, dry summer of 2011, the late Dr. Dave Sparks, Oklahoma State University Extension Veterinarian wrote a very… Continue reading
Bull marketing season has started, which means producers are being bombarded
with promotional advertising and articles on selecting and valuing bulls, and
using genetic/genomic technologies.
To sustain the commercial cattle inventory, producers replace unproductive cows
with new females as developed… Continue reading
By: Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Animal Scientist
Proper mineral and vitamin nutrition contributes to strong immune systems, reproductive performance and calf or stocker cattle weight gain. Both over and under consumption of mineral supplements can cause issues,… Continue reading
By: Blair Fannin
COLLEGE STATION — The importance of a breeding soundness exam in herd bulls can prevent costly revenue losses, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist.
Stan Bevers, AgriLife Extension economist in Vernon, shared the data… Continue reading
The typical Cow Herd Appraisal Performance Software (CHAPS) program beef producer is weaning calves from 90.5 percent of all cows exposed to the bull at 553 pounds at 193 days of age.
Those calves are grazing summer pastures… Continue reading