Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist
Recent Stories by Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist
Now we have another good excuse to cull cows due to bad temperament. Producers that routinely breed cows artificially realize that cows that are unruly and nervous are less likely to conceive by AI.
“Foot rot” is a common cause of lameness in beef cattle on pastures.
Feed conversions of calves fed creep feeds have been quite variable to say the least.
Only 1 to 2 months ago the spring calving cows were calving, the temperatures were colder and the calving pastures were already covered with muck and manure.
As the breeding season for spring calving herds is getting underway, understanding heat stress in cattle takes on increased importance.
Correct administration of any injection is a critical control point in beef production and animal health.
The onslaught of a wet, cold winter, several blizzards, and unbelievable flooding has caused some Midwest cattle producers to re-examine the timing of future calving seasons.
Every year at "preg" checking time, ranchers evaluate cows and make decisions as which to remove from the herd. One criteria that should be examined to cull cows is udder quality.
As we get closer to April and the breeding season for replacement heifers that are destined for a spring calving herd, proper nutritional management is more important than ever.
The process of “calving” or parturition in beef cattle is defined by three stages. Stage I occurs about 4 to 24 hours prior to calving. The major event during stage I is the dilation of the cervix.
As producers work through this (or any) calving season it is very important to record any multiple births that may have occurred.
Assuming rainfall comes to the Southern Plains, wheat pasture will again be a key source of protein and some energy for many cow herds starting in late November or early December.
You have heard the warning: "What happens in Las Vegas, stays in Las Vegas!!!" Perhaps you have not heard: "What happens in the first 24 hours, impacts the rest of a calf's life"! Veterin
Most areas of Oklahoma have had adequate summer forage to allow pregnant replacement heifers to be in excellent body condition going into late fall and winter.<p></p> Now producers are faced with the challenge of maintain