Back to the Basics: Revisiting Body Condition Scoring

Back to the Basics: Revisiting Body Condition Scoring

Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist When a football team has an “open” date during the season, you will often hear the coach say that they are going to spend the first part of the practice time reviewing the “fundamentals”. ...
Friday Feature:  Moocall Calving Alert Sensors

Friday Feature: Moocall Calving Alert Sensors

This week’s featured video was sent in by Nick Simmons, Escambia County Extension.  There is a company based in Ireland called Moocall that is making products that generate text alerts to cattle producers when cows are in heat or about to calve.  The sensors...
2020 UF/IFAS Spring Corn Silage Test Summary

2020 UF/IFAS Spring Corn Silage Test Summary

  Despite all the challenges of this year, we had a fantastic spring corn silage trial with record number of entries. Our traditional field day had to be canceled, but we moved online and had 61 attendees and over 240 views of the virtual tour video on YouTube. ...
How Many Replacement Heifers to Keep?

How Many Replacement Heifers to Keep?

Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist   Matching the number of cattle to the grass and feed resources on the ranch is a constant challenge for any cow-calf producer.  Also producers strive to maintain cow numbers to match their...