Reproduction for Next Year Starts Now

Article

You are probably wondering how this applies to you if your cows are still pregnant and calves aren’t expected just yet. Let’s take a few minutes and review events prior to and after calving that have an impact on subsequent reproductive processes (and calves).

By Shelby Filley

Advantages to the Cow-Calf Pair: Creep-Feeding vs. Early Weaning

Article

Creep-feeding and early weaning are two options a cow-calf manager has in dealing with young calves. Each practice has a specific purpose in a management scheme. However, they are sometimes used improperly and the expected goal is not achieved.

By Shelby Filley

Newly born calf with mother.

Ready for Calving

Article

This article provides information on preparing for calving.

By Shelby Filley

How much water does a cow need?

Article

An animal’s need for water varies with type of animal and production level, as well as environmental conditions. Proper amounts of good, clean water are important for the health and productivity of the animal. This article will address quantity and quality of water for livestock, and using water to control grazing.

By Shelby Filley

Mineral requirements and maximum tolerable levels in beef rations

Fact Sheet

Mineral requirements and maximum tolerable levels in beef rations

By Shelby Filley

Mineral Assessment

Publication

With this information you can start to determine whether any changes need to be made in order to provide the proper levels of minerals in your animals’ ration. Once you determine you need to make changes for improvement, please seek additional help.

By Shelby Filley

Beef Cattle Extension Library

Online Resource

A list of cattle information regarding cattle nutrition, reproduction, health, etc.

Disposal of Animal Mortality and Byproducts

Article

This article has been prepared to provide alternate disposal options for animal mortalities and byproducts where rendering services are not available or economical.

Merck Veterinary Manual

Online Resource

The Merck Manuals, is a series of books for human and animal health care professionals and for the general public. As a service to the community, the content of The Manuals is available free of charge in enhanced online versions. The online versions are updated periodically with new information and contain illustrations and audio and video material not present in the print versions.

Oklahoma State Information on Cattle Breeds

Online Resource

This site is intended as an educational and informational resource on breeds of livestock throughout the world.