By: Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist
Previous discussions in this column noted sheep can be stocked on a cattle operation at the rate of one cow, one ewe without a negative impact on grazing.
In fact, ecological advantages certainly result when… Continue reading
By: Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist
The stocker sector is the most diverse and least understood part of the U.S. cattle industry. Stocker (or backgrounding) production provides vital production and marketing system values… Continue reading
Consistent growth and sustainable performance are two of the pieces of the puzzle to a successful pen of cattle. Keeping your thumb on the intake of a pen can help determine the overall outcome, days on feed and conversion.
Although… Continue reading
By: Terri Queck-Matzie
Feeding cattle in the winter can be a challenge. Sub-zero temps, biting winds, flying snow – none of these make for stress-free circumstances.
Add equipment breakdowns to the mix, and its enough to make even the most… Continue reading
By: Heather Smith Thomas
Lice are a common winter problem. All lice cause discomfort and itching, and sucking lice rob essential nutrients when cattle need it most—in cold weather. Animals carrying a heavy population of sucking lice may become anemic,… Continue reading
Generous hay donations have arrived from a variety of areas in the wildfire relief effort as producers quickly worked to get feed in front of cattle left with little or nothing to graze.
However, Dr. Ted McCollum, a Texas A&M… Continue reading