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OSU Extension offers proven methods for homesteaders

From baking bread to growing a garden, homesteaders can turn to OSU Extension for research-based, accurate information.
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Livestock show preparation: Biosecurity to prevent/reduce the spread of disease

Wed, Feb 22, 2023

Spring livestock shows are quickly approaching with summer junior nationals and fall fairs not far behind. Biosecurity should be a priority for exhibitors and their teams before, during and after the show to maintain the health and welfare of the animals shown as well as the herd at home.

LivestockVeterinary Medical Teaching HospitalCollege of Veterinary MedicineAnimal Health and Sciencesbiosecurityherd health
Livestock show preparation: The importance of a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection

Thu, Feb 16, 2023

Spring is just around the corner and with it comes one of the busiest times of year for many livestock owners: show season. In preparation, exhibitors need to know the importance of a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI), more commonly known as a health certificate.

LivestockAnimal Health and SciencesCollege of Veterinary Medicine
OSU livestock judging team wins national championship for second year in a row

Thu, Nov 17, 2022

The OSU livestock judging team has won 22 national championships since it first competed at the North American International Livestock Exposition in 1925.

OSU AgricultureFerguson College of AgricultureOSU ExtensionLivestock
In a La Nina winter, brace for impact

Mon, Nov 15, 2021

The official NOAA winter outlook predicts another La Nina weather pattern for 2022, and OSU Extension specialists advise how to prepare livestock for the unpredictable season ahead.

WeatherLivestockFood Land and Natural ResourcesCattleOSU AgricultureOSU ExtensionAnimal Health and Sciences
Livestock producers should examine drought assistance programs

Thu, Oct 07, 2021

Drought conditions have hit some Oklahoma livestock producers hard, but help may be available through U.S. Department of Agriculture assistance programs for operations that depend heavily on forage and grazing.

Oklahoma MesonetOutreach and EngagementOSU AgricultureLivestockNews TopicsDepartment of Agricultural EconomicsdroughtOSU Extension
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