By: Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist
Oklahoma has already experienced one “Artic cold front.” Another is expected to arrive in a few days. Unfortunately, that probably won’t be the last one to show up… Continue reading
Is your receiving protocol causing stress, or is it seamlessly transitioning your calves and setting them up for future success? The difference between a stressful and a seamless receiving period can have a significant impact on future performance.
“How we… Continue reading
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The summer slump in cool-season grass growth got a knockout punch from heavy rains in July across much of Missouri.
Good growth for most grasses won’t be good for toxic tall fescue pastures, says Craig Roberts, University… Continue reading
Heat stress could become a problem for livestock because of a pocket of slow- moving hot air that is forecast for the upper Great Plains next week.
“The greatest impacts of heat stress come when cattle are exposed to… Continue reading
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