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
The objective for beef cows is to produce a calf. About 15 to 20 percent of the calves are destined as replacements, so the remaining 80 to 85 percent of the calves go the feed yard as terminal cattle. Given that fact,
The next step in optimizing your marketing efforts is to know details about who you are trying to reach. What are the main age groups of customers? What industry publications are they reading? Do they consume everything
As the bull-buying season gets underway, commercial cattlemen should do their home work to help ensure the bull(s) they purchase this year meet their needs. Like most things in life, preparedness is the key to making an
Animal scientists and veterinarians agree that there are three important stages of any cow's delivery of the baby calf. Understanding what to expect during the normal delivery can help to determine when a cow nee
Diarrhea in neonatal calves is one of the leading causes of morbidity (sickness) and mortality (death) in North America and Europe and continues to be a major cause of economic loss to the beef cattle industry.
With weaning season upon us and harvesters starting to roll down the road, producers are getting busy. With all the day to day tasks that need to get done, it is easy to stick to tradition and ignore the fact that what
Scientists have long studied genetics and the advantages of genetic selection largely within the scope of production and productivity. Beef cattle production is no different, and the body of scientific and laymen'