Cow / Calf Corner

What cow-calf producers should maximize

By: Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist Cow-calf production occurs across most of the U.S. in a wide variety of production environments.  I had a very enjoyable opportunity to visit several ranches in southern Florida last week and learn more about the challenges of cow-calf production in one of the most…

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Black Ink – “Go Time” for newborns

By: Miranda Reiman A baby calf nursing for the first time … if everything’s going right, it might look a little peaceful. But no matter how serene it may seem on the outside, what’s happening inside is a fast and furious defense system. The biological signal that calf, and its immune system, gets could be…

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Latent effects of blizzard a concern for cow-calf producers

By: Kay Ledbetter AMARILLO – As the snow melts away from Winter Storm Goliath and cattle are gathered back into pens and pastures, cow-calf producers should continue to watch their animals for lingering after-effects, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. Cattle health following Winter Storm Goliath will continue to be a concern…

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Passive immunity status and long-term health and performance of calves

By: Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist 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”!  Veterinary scientists, while with the USDA experiment station at Clay Center, Nebraska…

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Winterize Your Operation

By: Heather Smith Thomas In northern climates winter is a big deal. Neither your cow herd nor machinery should go into it unprepared. For cattle, make sure they head into winter with extra body fat. They need reserves of energy—a good store of back fat–to draw on to help maintain body heat on cold days.…

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