Articles tagged with: OSU Extension

Nitrate and Prussic Acid: Is it Poisonous or Toxic?

In this episode Josh, Dana and Trent discuss nitrate toxicity and prussic acid poisoning risks for livestock utilizing summer forages.

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Is Worthless Hay Worth Less?

In this episode Dana, Josh and Trent discuss the value of hay and traditional supplements to assist producers with the difficult chore of purchasing rations for winter feeding.

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Feeding Cows in Drought with Dr. Dave Lalman

This week Dana is joined by Dr. Dave Lalman to talk about supplementation and feeding the beef cows this winter amidst continued drought and low forage supplies. Request a copy of the OSU Beef Cowculator a ration balancer for Beef Cattle of all production stages Limit Feeding Concentrate Diets to Beef Cows as as Alternative [ Read More ]

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Local Butcher Shop; a Meat Lovers Dream

This week Dana speaks with Eldon Campbell, Garfield County Native, former 4H’er and OSU Graduate about his journey to becoming part owner of the small business called T&C Meats in Enid, OK. T&C Meats, a small local butcher shop that opened in 2017, has been a huge success selling prime steaks, premium ground beef, and [ Read More ]

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Get Ready to Plant Wheat

In this episode Trent and Josh recap the summer extension season and give producers some tips on planting wheat this fall.

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A Hybrid of Grain and Forage Finished Beef with Dr. Paul Beck

This week Dana continues the finishing beef conversation with Dr. Paul Beck. Forage or grass finished beef has it’s market share with consumers but it actually can be very challenging to produce. Forage management is key to having high quality forage at all times of the year, even through a tough Oklahoma drought! Paul discusses [ Read More ]

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The Basics of Finishing Beef with Dr. Paul Beck

This week, Dana starts a two-part series with Dr. Paul Beck about small scale finishing beef. This episode will discuss nutrition, facility, selection and health considerations for those who might be interested in finishing their own beef on their farm. Finishing Beef Cattle on the Farm AFS-3303 An Introduction to Finishing Beef AFS-3302 Transcripts of [ Read More ]

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Stockpiling Forages to Decrease Feed Costs with Brian Pugh

This week, Dana talks with Brian Pugh, OSU Extension Northeast Area Agronomist for insight into stockpiling Bermudagrass and other forages. Stockpiling is a way to reduce both hay feeding and supplementation in livestock operations. Mother nature has a role in the success of stockpiling but opportunities exist in both the Eastern and Western parts of [ Read More ]

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Have sprinklers?…will water

This week we highlight July as Smart Irrigation Month. To discuss what this means, Dana speaks with Josh Campbell (Oklahoma County Urban Ag and Natural Resources Educator) and Brad Secraw (Cleveland County Ag Educator) about addressing water use in landscapes and lawns. Listen in for this fun and very applicable conversation. Water Efficient Landscapes for [ Read More ]

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Women in Ag with Sonya McDaniel

This week Dana interviews Sonya McDaniel, the coordinator of the OSU Women in Agriculture Conference. This years conference will be held August 4-5th at the Champion Conference Center in Oklahoma City. As you will hear, this event is so much more than education; it’s a place for networking and engagement of women across the state. [ Read More ]

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Addressing the Rural Vet Shortage

This week, Dana sits down with Dr. Rosslyn Biggs to discuss the fact that rural Oklahomans are experiencing a severe shortage in large animal veterinarians. Through grant funding, Dr. Biggs and many others at OSU are hosting a new in person module series called the OSU Integrated Beef Program to address this. Interested Veterinarians and [ Read More ]

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Oklahoma Gardens with Casey Hentges

This week, Dana hosts Casey Hentges, OSU Extension Specialist for OSU Extension in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. Casey is also the host for the flagship gardening show Oklahoma Gardening. Dana and Casey discuss the Oklahoma Gardening show in addition to the Botanic Garden at OSU, the home for all things OSU Horticulture. [ Read More ]

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A Closer Look at Pinkeye with Dr. Rosslyn Biggs

This week Dana sits down with Dr. Rosslyn Biggs to discuss a common summer issue in beef cattle called Pinkeye. OSU Pinkeye Factsheet Dr. Barry Whitworth explains Pinkeye on Sunup Dr. Glenn Selk explains the heritability of eye problems in Beef Cattle on Sunup Transcripts of episode available upon request. Oklahoma State University, in compliance [ Read More ]

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Wheat Needs a Drink

Josh and Trent discuss the current Oklahoma wheat crop and what producers should think about in terms of input management and harvest time decisions. Feel free to ask us a question! extensionexperience@okstate.edu

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Calf Vaccine Research Direct from OSU

This week Dana talks with OQBN coordinator Jeff Robe about his Masters Thesis project focused on vaccination timing of calves using OQBN vaccine protocols. For more information about his research, contact Jeff Robe at 405-744-4268 Find out about the upcoming Calf Health Clinics offered by a OSU County Extension Office near you: Extension Meeting Host [ Read More ]

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Vegetables love flowers!

In this episode, Dana speaks with Carla Smith, Pottawatomie County OSU 4H/Horticulture educator about warm season gardening. Plants that will be discussed include tomatoes, peppers, squash, pumpkins, cucumbers, and watermelons. Plant timing, soil temperature, rotation, small/patio gardens, pollinators, pollinator pairing will all be on tap. Check out Carla’s upcoming events at Pottawatomie County OSU Extension: [ Read More ]

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Understanding Avian Influenza with Dr. Barry Whitworth

This week Dana discusses the ongoing Avian Influenza outbreak. They discuss the details of the disease and ways to prevent it in small and backyard flocks. Small Flock Biosecurity for Prevention of Avian Influenza Factsheet AFS-8301 Episode Links: Contacts if you have widespread illness and/or death in your flock: Your Local Veterinarian Local County Extension [ Read More ]

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What’s Up With the New Farm Bill?

In this episode Josh and Trent are joined by Dr. Amy Hagerman to discuss farm bill deliberations and possible changes that could be coming with a new farm bill. https://experts.okstate.edu/amy.hagerman https://extension.okstate.edu/programs/farm-management-and-finance/e-farm-management-training/index.html We would love to answer your questions! Please email any questions to extensionexperience@okstate.edu

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Have You Managed All That Risk?

In this episode Josh and Trent talk with Dr. Amy Hagerman about risks on the farm and ways to mitigate losses in the event that disaster strikes. We cover insurance and FSA programs that can be useful to producers in their times of greatest need. https://experts.okstate.edu/amy.hagerman https://extension.okstate.edu/programs/farm-management-and-finance/e-farm-management-training/index.html We would love to answer your questions! Feel [ Read More ]

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The Big Question: Haul the Feed or Haul to Town

This episode Dana, Trent, and Josh continue their discussion on the state of the wheat as a forage crop. This is a good discussion about the reality of the drought and what little wheat is left to graze. Do producers hang on to calves in hopes for summer grass or do they cut their ties [ Read More ]

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The State of OK Wheat

This week the Extension Experience Crew are back together to discuss the state of this years wheat crop. Vernilization, Fertility, drought impacts, and markets are all on tap.

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Managing Cold Stress in Livestock

This week Dana, Trent and Josh discuss cold and inclement weather and what it means for beef cows. Check out the Cattle Comfort Advisor on the Oklahoma Mesonet Estimating Water Requirements for Mature Beef Cows AFS-3299 If you are interested in the feeder calibration clinics mentioned at the end of the episode check out the [ Read More ]

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Holiday Wishes + Christmas Oldie

Holiday wishes to you and yours! This week we revisit our 2020 Christmas episode titled Christmas Tree Psychology with Trent, Josh and Dana.

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Managing Goats for the OK Prairie Project

This week we return to the Stateline Sheep and Goat Project and discuss more specifically with Laura and Cooper about managing the goats for the prairie project. Tune in for info on goat nutrition, fencing, guardian dogs, and kidding. Introduction to Prescribed Fire Online Course – Cost $20 Check out Natural Resource Extension’s Social Media [ Read More ]

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Fire, Goats, and Cattle: A Recipe for Native Range Improvement

This week Dana interviews Dr. Laura Goodman and Cooper Sherrill about The Prairie Project. This project utilizes patch burning management and multispecies grazing to improve native range in central Oklahoma. Check out Natural Resource Extension’s Social Media Pages: The Prairie Project on facebook @prairierestored Oklahoma State University Natural Resources Extension on facebook @OklahomaLands

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Pesticide Applicator Training Updates

In this episode Josh and Trent discuss changes to the private and certified applicator training process for Oklahoma producers. There is a new testing procedure and new opportunities for CEU for private applicators which has not been available before. If you are a certified or private applicator, listen in to see how the changes affect [ Read More ]

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Wheat Pasture COG: Are You Valuing Your Wheat?

In this episode, Josh and Trent discuss the penalty from grazing wheat in a dual purpose system and how much it will cost producers to run cattle on this forage source. With the increased cost of wheat and higher input costs, producers should analyze their budget situation to make sure they are receiving enough money [ Read More ]

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Preconditioning Defined

This episode we invited Jeff Robe back to discuss calf preconditioning and the OSU preconditioning program, Oklahoma Quality Beef Network. If you would like to order tags, visit the OQBN website and look for “Order Tags Online” on the right. Oklahoma Quality Beef Network Website

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Beef Demand Behind the Scenes

This week Dana invites back Heather Buckmaster, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Beef Council. This week the focus is beef demand and the 35th Anniversary of the Beef Checkoff. Tune in to find out how OK consumers rank against other consumers outside our state. We also take a behind the scenes look at how the [ Read More ]

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What does the OK Beef Council do for you?

This week Dana is joined by Heather Buckmaster, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Beef Council. They discuss the origins of the state beef councils, the checkoff and how the OBC promotes beef within the state, nation and around the world. Visit the Oklahoma Beef Council Website Interested in learning more about the Beef Checkoff? View [ Read More ]

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Despondency to Euphoria; A look at Wheat and Soybean Markets

In this episode, Trent gives and excellent technical analysis of the current wheat and soybean markets. While volatile, these markets are seeing a positive run. Trent encourages producers to lock in some prices and employ some risk management tools to take advantage this market.

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OSU Master Cattlemen

This week, Dana speaks with Dr. Kellie Raper about OSU’s Master Cattlemen Program. Started in 2004, Master Cattlemen has evolved to now publish it’s eighth edition of the Beef Cow Manual. Join us for a fun discussion about the program and exciting news about upcoming classes.

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Preserving Bale Quality

This week, Dana Zook and Marty New dive into round bale storage. Does round bale storage impact hay quality? Tune into the discussion and the announcement of several hay storage demonstration opportunities across the state. Round Bale Hay Storage Factsheet – BAE-1716 Reducing Winter Feeding Costs – PSS-2570

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Educator Spotlight: Brian Freking

In this episode we get to talk with Brian Freking the Southeast Area Extension Livestock Specialist. Brian Hails from Iowa and now wears many hats in Extension as both an area specialist and filling in for vacant county ag positions in his area. Join us for a discussion with one of the great extension specialists [ Read More ]

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Fly Talk with Brian Freking

Brian Freking joins us this week for a timely discussion on horn fly control in beef cattle. As the most negetively impacting insect for beef, understanding horn fly management is crucial to summer gains in stockers and milk production in mature cows. Beef Cattle Ectoparasites Factsheet

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Beefing up Silage Production; Part 1

This week we welcome Dr. Renato Schmidt, Forage Product Specialist from Lallemand Animal Nutrition for a discussion on silage production. Dr. Schmidt flew in from Wisconsin to talk to OKlahoma producers at a Silage meeting in Fairview on May 18th. We were lucky enough to pin him down for an interview. Part 1 covers silage [ Read More ]

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Educator Spotlight: Ally Minor

This week we interview new ag educator Ally Minor. Ally is a relatively new educator to Grady County, OK. Ally grew up in Arkansas on a diversified ag operation where they raised broiler chickens and commercial and purebred shorthorn cattle. Ally has an Animal Science degree from OSU and has been very successful starting a [ Read More ]

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Brrr…Can my plants still thrive?

This week the hosts talk horticulture with Courtney Keck, the Canadian County Horticulture Educator. Numerous inquiries about the state of plant health after the February deep freeze have lead to this discussion. Effects of Deep Freeze on Landscape Plants USDA Hardiness Zone Map Oklahoma Gardening Segment What to look for in Freeze Damaged Plants Winter [ Read More ]

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Ask a Vet: Bludgeoning BVDv

We finalize this series on BVDv with a cattle health discussion with OSU Extension Vet, Barry Whitworth. Barry gives great insight on the disease, symptoms and prevention measures. Managing Persistently Infected BVDv in Cattle BVD is Alive and Well in OK

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Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVDv) – A Real Life Story Part 2

The week we continue a 3 part series on BVDv and the impact on a local cattle herd. Part of the shipping fever pneumonia complex, this disease is wide reaching and impacts to the US cattle herd are significant. Think this doesn’t apply to you? Think again…this disease eludes producers with Persistently Infected (PI) animals. [ Read More ]

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Preparing your Herd’s Ultimate Athlete

Bull prep is this weeks topic. As we turn the calendar year, producers are thinking about their bull battery and making decisions for the spring breeding season. We are joined by Marty New, SW Area Extension Livestock Specialist to talk about how we get bulls ready for the breeding season, cow to bull ratios, and [ Read More ]

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Educator Spotlight: Marty New

This week, we have another episode highlighting one of the extension educators in the OSU Cooperative extension system. It was our honor to speak with Marty New, SW Area Extension Livestock Specialist. Marty is a Comanche County Native that has had a long history in OSU Extension as a county educator and now as an [ Read More ]

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Thanksgiving Conundrum (Is Turkey Still King?)

In this episode Dana, Josh and Trent dive into the epic experience that is the feast of the year. We all know that turkey is the staple but Josh and Dana try to make a case against it. If you want to hear more about tradition, side dishes and the ever popular desserts then tune [ Read More ]

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Grazing Crop Residues

This week we talk about the nutritional value of crop residues for cattle. These acres are valuable but have a limited “shelf-life”. Tune in to find out the basic on this alternative grazing option. The Potential of Grazing Grain Sorghum Residue Following Harvest PSS-2607 Nitrate Toxicity in Livestock PSS-2903 Prussic Acid Poisoning PSS-2904

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Late Planted Wheat

This week we lean on Josh to guide us through the territory of late planted wheat. Josh talks about the adjustments in management needed if you plan to plant now through the end of November. As usual, if we talk about drought it rains! Some of our perspectives in this podcast were made based on [ Read More ]

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Beef Cow Mineral Overview

This week your hosts talk about minerals for beef cows. We cover a variety of topics including mineral consumption, limiting mineral intake, mineral forms and feeders, and the four main minerals needed for beef cows. Vitamin and Mineral Nutrition of Grazing Cattle E-861

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Thoughts on Fall

This week Trent, Josh, and Dana dive into the season of Fall. Harvest, planting, pumpkins, cooking, and cooler weather are topics that drive the conversation this week.

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Educator Spotlight: Rick Nelson

This week, we have another episode highlighting one of the extension educators in the OSU Cooperative extension system. It was our honor to speak with Rick Nelson, the Garfield County OSU Extension Ag Educator. Rick hails from the tiny town of Canton, OK. Devoted to the service of agricultural producers, Ricks career spans the extension [ Read More ]

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Beef Nutrition: Fall to-do List

Your hosts are back to summarize some simple things to get a jump start on fall and winter nutrition for the beef herd. Identify the target (Cows or calves), get a forage test, local feed and supplement options, supplement for cows, and feed for back-grounding calves for wheat or sale are all on the docket [ Read More ]

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Educator Spotlight: Greg Highfill

This week we get the pleasure of interview, Greg Highfill, Woods County Ag Extension Educator. Greg has an extensive history in OSU Extension. From his initial role in extension as a 4H Educator in Woodward County to Area Livestock Specialist in Enid and then on to Woods County, Greg has wore many hats over the [ Read More ]

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Alfalfa Establishment and Maintenance

This week your hosts will focus on the establishment and maintenance of Alfalfa. We invited Tommy Puffinbarger, Alfalfa County OSU Extension Educator, back to give us his perspective on alfalfa production. Tommy has lifelong experience in alfalfa production and hails from a county that is often the top hay producer in the state of Oklahoma. [ Read More ]

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Educator Spotlight: Tommy Puffinbarger

This week we had a fun conversation with the Alfalfa County OSU Extension Educator, Tommy Puffinbarger. Tommy is an Ag/4H educator in Alfalfa county, where he was born and raised. Tommy has a vast knowledge of agronomy, animal science, and youth development. We discussed some of Tommy’s highlight programs in his career and dove into [ Read More ]

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Double Crop Talk: Weed Control and Grazing

This week your hosts discuss weed control in double crops. Herbicide selection and management were the main topics with some tips about application in hot conditions. How does stress play a role the effectiveness of a herbicide? What is the value of these crops as forage? What are the implications of grazing a crop that [ Read More ]

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Fly Control: 5 Things to Know

In this episode, your hosts discuss fly control in beef cattle. Topics that are covered include 1) Identification of the insect, 2) Why control and what are the impacts of no control?, 3) When are flies a problem?, 4) What methods of control are available?, and 5) Resistance Prevention. Episode Resources: Recent Livestock and Horn [ Read More ]

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