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- Agricultural Sciences Department at OSU (LinK)
- Animal Science Department at OSU (Link)
- Building and Facility Plans (Link)
These building and facility plans were developed over many years by engineers at Land Grant Universities. The provide conceptual information that is excellent for planning purposes. Plan Categories are: Beef, Construction, Crops, Dairy, Horse, Machinery, Housing, Poultry, Sheep, Swine, and Miscellaneous.
- Calculating Fair Pasture Rental Rates (pdf)
- Central Oregon Livestock Auction (Link)
- 2013 4-H/FFA Livestock Producers List (pdf)
This is a list of producers who have confirmed they will have animals available for purchase (not all producers are listed).
- Rangeland Ecology and Management Department at OSU (Link)
- Livestock Districts (Link)
Livestock means cattle, all equidae (horses, donkeys, mules, asses, etc.), sheep, and goats. Swine are not allowed to run at large anywhere in Oregon; they must be kept on the owner's property.
Information About Livestock Districts & Open Range (Link)
Crook County Open Range/Closed Range Map 1 (pdf)
Crook County Open Range/Closed Range Map 2 (pdf)
Deschutes County Open Range (Link)
- ODA Animal Health and Identification (Link)
- Status of Current Eradication Programs (pdf)
- Update on West Nile (pdf)
- USDA - APHIS (Link)
- Winter Livestock Management (Link)
Rain, sleet, snow, ice, freezing temperatures—winter can be a real struggle for two- or four-legged animals. Those of us with two legs can generally put on a warmer coat or go inside to warm up with a cup of something hot, but what can livestock managers do to keep animals healthy and comfortable in winter?
- Beef and Pork Whole Animal Buying Guide (pdf)
For folks interested in buying halves and quarters, this buying guide has things like "how much meat will I get?", safe handling instructions, "how much freezer space do I need?", marketing terms (grass-fed, organic, etc.), information on aging, what the different cuts look like, etc.
- Best of the West Magazine (Link)
Showcasing agriculture, livestock and agribusiness.
Livestock Brand Information
- Crook County Brand Inspectors (Link)
- Livestock Brand Application Form (pdf)
- Oregon Transportation Certificate (pdf)
- Livestock Transportation Handbook (Link)
- Record a Brand (Link)
- Transfer of Ownership or "E" Certificates (pdf)
Certificates may be used (instead of 'Ownership Inspection') to transfer ownership for 15 head (or fewer) sold to the same buyer within a consecutive eight-day period. One "E" certificate must be completed for each animal sold. "E" certificates are not valid for transporting cattle out of state. Cost is $2.50 each and can be purchased directly from Brand Inspectors, or from the Crook County Extension office.
- Montana State University (Link)
- Oregon State University (Link)
- South Dakota State University (Link)
- Texas A&M (Link)
- Selenium Supplementation Strategies for Livestock in Oregon
- Solutions to Crook County Disposal of Carcass and Butcher Waste
- Wolves in Oregon (pdf)
With the recent confirmation of wolf depredation that has occurred in Oregon, it is time for ranchers and other livestock producers to understand what they can legally do, what they cannot do, and what procedures they may need to follow if they encounter a wolf in or around their operation.
Supplemental Funds Awarded To Counties for Wolf Impact Prevention (pdf)