Nutrient Requirements after Calving

March 7, 2016 0

By Marty New Calving season has started for some and will be starting for other producers relatively soon. Nutritional management of the cow herd is more important during the periods of late gestation and early […]

Oklahoma Youth Expo Impact

February 29, 2016 0

Oklahoma City spring show teaches life skills and builds leaders By Lisa Bryant The anticipation built all winter. While classmates planned spring break vacations, nothing compared to the excitement of preparing for the Oklahoma Junior […]

Why Body Condition is Important in the Cow Herd

February 24, 2016 0

By Marty New Body condition scores of beef cows at the time of calving have the greatest impact on subsequent rebreeding performance. One of the major constraints in the improvement of reproductive efficiency is the […]

Colostrum: A Good Start to Life

February 22, 2016 0

By Barry Whitworth During the final weeks of pregnancy, cows begin to develop the first milk. This first milk that the calf will ingest is called colostrum. Colostrum is high in fat and protein which […]

Pregnancy Toxemia in Goats

February 14, 2016 0

By Laci Jones With spring approaching, so does kidding season. Goat owners prepare for the expected including late nights and assisted births. However, preparing for the unexpected including diseases may be challenging. Pregnancy toxemia, also […]

Three Ways to Get Robbed

February 3, 2016 0

Common mistakes attract agricultural property theft By: Lisa Bryant Farmers are generally trusting souls. Many of us grew up without locking the front door. Country folks look for the best in people, but our innocent […]

The Working Dog

January 4, 2016 0

By Laci Jones A dog is commonly referred to as “man’s best friend,” but is the saying still true for a working dog? Randy Reed, an Oklahoma dog trainer for more than 10 years said […]

Spring Birthing

December 30, 2015 0

By Barry Whitworth, OCES Area Food/Animal Quality and Health Specialist for Eastern Oklahoma After more than 24 years in private practice, I made a switch to education a little over a year ago. I enjoy […]

The Power of One Voice

December 30, 2015 0

Farmers and ranchers must unite to tell the real story of agriculture. By Lisa Bryant In the 1943 musical “Oklahoma!” a peaceful party turns into a brawl when the lyrics, “The farmer and the cowman […]

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