Dollars & Common Sense

A timely, costly, and many times mismanaged topic is winter feeding. I continually meet producers that have not heard of feeding their cows three days a week. Others have heard of it, but do not think it will work for them.

Newsletter Undergoes Changes

This is the first version of the new format for our Ag News & Views. Several factors enter into the choice for this new format. First of all, we have a new editor. If you read the back page of...

How is a Forage Variety Developed?

A plant breeder's job is to develop varieties that are truly "new and improved." I hope this article will give you an idea of how this is done.

Florida Largemouth Bass in Small Impoundments

Many pond owners in Oklahoma are interested in Florida largemouth bass because they tend to grow larger than northern largemouth bass (Figure 1). During the 1970s and early 1980s, fisheries...

Managing Risk

Risk management increases value by decreasing the probability of financial distress and by assuring that funds, either equity or debt, are available when profitable investment opportunities arise.

BEEF. What does this mean to you?

If we reflect back fifty or more years, what did the term beef mean to most of the consuming public? Since I wasn't born, it's hard for me to know; however, I think beef was thought of as the premium red meat.

Spiders: Not All Bad, Often Misunderstood

It is true that there are a few spiders that are harmful to man, but the vast majority pose no threat, and are in fact beneficial.

Preparations for Spring

Winter is here again and many of us have already been supplementing our cattle for 60 or more days. The drought we experienced this summer drastically reduced the quantity of forage we typically have going into the winter.

Soil Acidity Solution

One of the most common and overlooked limitations in crop production is soil acidity. With the cultivation of the land and the harvest of high yielding crops, soil acidity has gradually increased and is becoming a problem throughout the region.

Dung Beetles

Dung Beetles are biological control agents for horn flies and intestinal parasites. They destroy the habitat for other insects and internal parasites to complete their life cycle.