By: Heather Smith Thomas
Much of the West suffered several years of drought. This year some regions received more moisture and pastures have greened up. Ranchers who sold their cattle are wondering when they might restock.
Jenny Pluhar, a range… Continue reading
By: Derrell Peel, OSU Livestock Economist
Although the USDA Drought Monitor clearly shows some of the nation is still in a drought, the prospects for fall pasture is much better this year than the last few years. This moisture has… Continue reading
By: Kris Ringwald, Beef Specialist
Grass and beef. Or should one say soil and beef because grass is a product of the soil?
The ultimate goal of any cattle operation is to maintain or improve soil quality. Seldom would one… Continue reading
By: Glenn Selk
Educators often speak of “a teachable moment.” Sometimes the most lasting lessons are painful to learn. The predicted blast of winter weather for this week may provide another teachable moment for cow calf producers in the Southern… Continue reading
Some of the country has already experienced its first frost, but some of the Southern Plains has not. Although the first frost is known for finishing off a summer garden or the flowers in the flowerbed, it can have much… Continue reading
By: Derrell S. Peel
Oklahoma winter wheat is mostly emerged and more than two-thirds is rated good to excellent condition. However, from a forage standpoint, most of the wheat is delayed in development and will need another two to three… Continue reading