Breeding Soundness Exam

April 18, 2016 0
By Barry Whitworth A breeding soundness exam (BSE) is a procedure performed by a veterinarian that ensures that a bull has met a minimal set of standards that reflect his reproductive potential. The exam is […]

What’s Grass Tetany?

April 4, 2016 0
By Marty New Grass tetany, also known as grass staggers, wheat pasture poisoning, and hypomagnesia, is a magnesium deficiency of ruminants usually associated with grazing cool-season grasses during spring. It is most prevalent among older […]

What To Do With All That Space?

March 25, 2016 0
By Laci Jones It is now possible that landowners can make money out of thin air…or pore space. Natural resources trial lawyer, Trae Gray, said surface owners can benefit from pore space, the empty space […]

Veterinary Feed Directive

March 14, 2016 0
By Barry Whitworth Under the Animal Drug Availability Act (ADAA) of 1996, the U.S. Congress created a new category for drugs called veterinary feed directive (VFD) drugs. Prior to this new rule, all drugs were […]

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 […]
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