After the driest September on record, last night we got what my dad would have called a “million-dollar rain”. For producers relying on winter pasture to grow purchased or retained calves this may be what was needed to give us the prospect of at least some wheat grazing, although probably a … Read more

Pocketing the most profit potential is the goal of producers; but staying profitable can be challenging. Programs exist to give producers the most opportunities to reach the greatest potential. Read more

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Wheat is a great resource for Oklahoma farmers and ranchers, it can be used for grazing only, grain production only, or as a dual-purpose grazing and grain crop. Ideal planting dates are diffe… Read more

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Current market conditions provide insight into fall and winter stocker grazing prospects. Feeder cattle auction prices show the current value of gain. For the last four weeks, the average pric… Read more

If you are a stocker or backgrounder you already know there is a lot about your business you can’t control. You can’t control the weather. You can’t control worldwide catastrophes like pandemics. Read more

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Rural landowners are often interested in raising livestock to slaughter for personal consumption, local marketing or for normal commodity markets. There are several options producers can use t… Read more

After a tough couple weeks in February, it is looking a lot more like spring in Kentucky. Spring means stocker operators are looking to place calves on pasture for summer and is the time of ye… Read more

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Winter wheat is used for grain-only, forage-only or dual-purpose systems targeting cattle grazing and grain production. In the Southern Plains, stocker producers interested in grazing winter w… Read more

This fall has provided us with another dry spell. The recent hurricane provided small amounts of precipitation to the Commonwealth, but much less than originally forecasted. Randomly selecting… Read more

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By : Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist Winter wheat is used for grain-only, forage-only or… Read more

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BY DR. JOE RODER, DIRECTOR, CATTLE TECHNICAL SERVICES AT HUVEPHARMA, INC. (U.S.) Management upon arrival can turn risk into reward… Read more

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Courtesy of vitaferm.com For cow-calf producers who spring calve, now seems like a logical time to market weaned calves. You’ve… Read more