Livestock

Early brush control lessens future problems

Woody plants are encroaching rangelands in the Southern Great Plains.

The Fruits of Their Labor

Five Oklahoma farmers and ranchers share their stories the stories behind our food and why they love producing it.

Agriculture By the Numbers (Part II) infographic

The agriculture sector not only feeds and clothes the world, but the steady stream of goods and products fuels the United States and global economics.

Cattle transitioning to wheat require acclimation period

An observation that has been made when turning cattle out on lush wheat pastures is that a transition occurs in which cattle may only maintain or even lose weight for a period of time.

The Case of the Kids

Here at the goat farm, there are about 120 goats. The majority of those are milking and producing goats, as it should be.

Feral hogs present disease risk for livestock and people

Feral hogs can carry numerous diseases of importance to commercial livestock producers and human health. As the nation's feral hog population increases, so does the rate of exposure to infected hogs and potential for disease transmission.

Management strategies ease calving season

As we strive to improve the beef operation over time, it's never too early to be thinking about the next calving season.

Niche marketing expands cow-calf producer opportunities

Cattle prices were once again favorable for most cow-calf enterprises throughout 2014. Yet, it was about this time last year that analysts were warning that our bubble was about to burst and prices would soon "level off" and possibly start to decline.

Seeing those around you

The many ways to break down cultural and language barriers.

Late-gestation heifer nutrition does not affect dystocia

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 28 percent of all calf deaths before weaning are due to birth-related problems. Therefore, managing females to calve with minimal difficulty is extremely important.