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cattle grazing on wheat pasture
Some parts of the state have received rain within the past month, but wheat pasture and native rangelands throughout central and western Oklahoma are still challenged by drought. (Photo by OSU Agriculture)

Upcoming webinar series to cover ranching in dry spring conditions

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Media Contact: Gail Ellis | Editorial Communications Coordinator | 405-744-9152 |

The Oklahoma State University Extension Rancher’s Thursday Lunchtime Series will begin a spring session on March 23 to focus on navigating dry conditions and high prices.

The series features timely information on beef production, management and marketing from the OSU Extension beef cattle team, experienced ranchers and scientists. The following sessions are free and begin at noon.

March 23 – Weather and Grass Forecast

March 30 – Using Warm-Season Annual Grasses to Restore Hay and Grazing Inventory

April 6 – Selecting Cattle for Productivity and Longevity in Tough Conditions

  • James Henderson, Bradley 3 Ranch
  • Mark Johnson, OSU Department of Animal and Food Sciences

April 13 – The Future of the Cattle Industry – A View from South Texas

  • Robert Hodgen, King Ranch
  • David Lalman, OSU Department of Animal and Food Sciences

Registration is required. For more information, contact David Lalman at 405-744-6060 or

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