Summer has definitely arrived in Oklahoma! Hot dry summer weather brings about heat and drought stress on summer annuals. Stressed plants such as the forage sorghums can occasionally accumulate dangerous concentrations of nitrates. These high nitrate plants,… Continue reading
The effects of heat stress on reproductive performance of beef cows has been discussed by many animal scientists in a variety of ways. After reviewing the scientific literature available up to 1979, one scientist wrote that the most… Continue reading
Many challenges in the beef community are tackled with a two-pronged approach: genetics and management.
Heat stress should be no different, says Megan Rolf, Oklahoma State University Extension beef geneticist.
“Certainly from the feedlot side there has been a lot… Continue reading
By: Kay Ledbetter
Stocker cattle health has always been a challenge, but the challenge has increased over the years and producers may need to beef up their management plans, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist.
“We have… Continue reading
By: Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist
Spring calving herds across the Midwest and Southwest will soon be planning to wean the calves. Some producers may wean the calves from young or thin cows during September… Continue reading
By: Terri Queck-Matzie
Every day counts when cattle are putting on pounds for harvest. Every bite, every morsel, every calorie. Getting calves headed down the path to heavy gains can be a challenge, and depends on getting a sound start.… Continue reading