Livestock

Quality of Native Plant Forage Species Important to White-tailed Deer and Goats in South Central Oklahoma

Deer or goat production can be viable enterprises for many landowners. In many areas, native forb and woody plant communities are capable of meeting the nutritional requirements of deer and goat....

Take Steps to Solve Bull Management Problems

A bull is kept around for one thing - to sire calves. But for many producers, bulls also cause problems.

New Projects Set to Begin in 2004

All too often, the importance of potassium is overlooked in bermudagrass forage production systems.

Think About Use Before Constructing Ponds

Many landowners are building and stocking new ponds, as well as re-stocking old ponds that dried up, with fish to increase water reserves and provide fisheries for family enjoyment or income. It's good to take time to consider all of the values that ponds have to offer before actually beginning the dirt work.

Using Goats for Vegetation Management

Many cattle producers spend a large amount of money each year to control undesired plants. Enter goats.

When It's Hot It's Hot and When It's Not, It's Still Hot!

Rains and normal temperatures into June have taken some of the sting out of the memories of last summer's drought. For cattle kept during the summer of 1998, many of the effects of heat stress were...

Homemade Mineral Feeder/Cattle Rub

This composite tool is good for external parasite control, animal nutrition, grazing management, and is very grazer friendly in our rotational grazing unit.

Get Bull Management Problems Under Control

We often think about the bull as the means of introducing new genetics into a beef herd. However, management of the bull (or lack of it) after purchase is often the "Achilles Heel" of cattle production. Failure to pay attention to important management practices affecting the bull often results in reduced calving rates, increased calf mortality, and loss of uniformity and marketability.

Floating Polyethylene Pipe for Livestock Water Access at a Fenced Pond

Diagram of a polyethylene pipe floating livestock water access point. View Publication

Developing Heifers - Keys to Success

Often times cow-calf producers have a difficult time incorporating replacement heifers into the cow herd with a high degree of success.