It’s Calving Time

February 6, 2019 0
Barry Whitworth, DVM Area Food/Animal Quality and Health Specialist for Eastern Oklahoma On many beef cattle operations, the month of February is the beginning of the calving season. In the United States, nearly 60 percent […]

The Real McCoy

February 4, 2019 0
Growing up in southwestern Iowa, Denny McCoy has always been a cowboy. He’s a second generation rough stock rider, having learned the ropes from his father, Joe, and when offered a rodeo scholarship at Oklahoma […]

The Northern Fowl Mite

January 22, 2019 0
Barry Whitworth, DVM                                                 Justin Talley, PhD Area Food/Animal Quality and                                    Oklahoma State University Health Specialist for Eastern Oklahoma                   Extension Livestock Entomologist With the onset of winter, many external parasites tend to […]

The Future of Agriculture

January 21, 2019 0
By Shadi Nettles             Hello Oklahoma Farm and Ranch community. My name is Shadi Nettles and I am currently serving the Oklahoma FFA Association as the 2018-2019 Northwest Area Vice President. This fall, I left […]

Herbicide Resistance in Weeds

December 12, 2018 0
By Everett Brazil III Herbicide resistance in weeds has become a major issue for producers across the United States, as they are increasingly seeing weeds growing long after the fields have been sprayed. Companies such […]

Clostridium tetani

December 4, 2018 0
Barry Whitworth, DVM Area Food/Animal Quality and Health Specialist for Eastern Oklahoma Tetanus or “Lockjaw” is a condition caused by a neurotoxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium tetani.  The neurotoxin is very potent.  Most animals […]

Make Harvest Plans Early

November 27, 2018 0
By Everett Brazile III The fall season serves as harvest for several crops in Oklahoma, including cotton, soybeans, corn and grain sorghum, and many harvesters are out in the field to bring those crops to […]

Hackberry (Celtis spp.)

October 31, 2018 0
By Mike Proctor, Noble Research Institute ag technology research associate / Characteristics: There are four hackberry species native to Oklahoma. The common species are hackberry (Celtis occidentalis) and sugarberry (C. laevigata). Netleaf hackberry (C. […]

Lice in Cattle

October 5, 2018 0
As autumn quickly approaches and the temperatures begin to decline, producers need to consider what type of lice control to initiate. Cattle lice cost producers millions of dollars each year in decreased weight gains and […]
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