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Get involved with Beef Extension!
We hope you can attend one of our upcoming Beef Extension events! Our conferences, programs, and camps are updated frequently, so check back with us regularly to find out what is available near you. To learn more information about what Beef Extension has to offer, explore our wide-variety of programs and resources below or contact your local county Extension office.

Annual Summaries

The Department of Animal and Food Sciences provides an annual summary of the research conducted through using alternative methods to improve the well-being of livestock.

Ranchers Thursday Lunchtime Series

Conception to Consumption: Dairy x Beef Webinar Series
Join our Beef Cattle Extension team, experienced ranchers and scientists to learn and share beef cattle production, management and marketing tips.

Beef Extension Newsletters

Ag Insights Newsletter

Monthly Ag Insights Newsletters covering timely topics provided by the West District Area Specialists.

Beef Cattle Research Updates

Current and archived Beef Cattle Research Updates covering a wide-range of beef related topics.

Cow-Calf Corner - The Newsletter

Cow-Calf Corner is a newsletter of timely management tips for cow-calf producers in Oklahoma.

Master Cattleman Newsletter

Quarterly Master Cattleman Newsletters covering a broad range of beef-related topics.

Cattle Market Report & Analysis

A weekly market report including reports for future markets, feeder cattle markets, Oklahoma National Stockyards, OKC West Stockyards, and much more.

Beef Extension Programs

Ag Lease Land - Farm Management

Managing risk is required for agricultural enterprises to be profitable and sustainable.

Beef Brunch Educational Series

Hay Feeding Efficiency

Beef Cattle Manual

The Beef Cattle Manual is a key resource to anyone involved in the beef cattle industry.

Beef-Dairy Crossbred Cattle Production

Impact of Management of Composite Beef x Dairy Crossbreds on Economic and Environmental Sustainability of Beef Production.


The Beef Extension program offers a wide-variety of FREE factsheets, step-by-step calculator instructions and downloadable spreadsheets.


Compiled list of cow/calf related research publications organized alphabetically.

Cow/Calf Boot Camp

The Cow/Calf Boot Camp is designed for both new and experienced cattle producers who are serious about increasing their level of management and their bottom line. 

Extension Experience Podcast

On this podcast, Area Extension Specialists provide perspective and insight they have gained from assisting county extension educators and producers in the areas of animal science, agronomy and agricultural economics. 

Forage & Pasture Management

A resource for anyone interested in forage production and pasture management in the southern Great Plains.

Forage Testing

The Soil, Water and Forage Analytical Laboratory (SWFAL) was established by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service to provide soil testing, plant, animal waste and water analyses for the State of Oklahoma and anyone who needs agricultural testing services. Each year over 60,000 various samples are submitted for analyses by thousands of farmers, ranchers, homeowners, consultants, governmental agencies and researchers.

Master Cattleman

The objective of this program is to enhance the profitability of beef operations and the quality of life of beef cattle producers by equipping them with vital information on all aspects of beef production, business planning, risk management and marketing. 

Meat Science

The teaching, research and extension Meat Science program brings cohesion to all facets of industry by bringing dreams to life for the students, as well as, the meat industry. 

OK Beef Quality Assurance

A nationally coordinated, state implemented program that provides systematic information to U.S. beef producers and beef consumers of how common sense husbandry techniques can be coupled with accepted scientific knowledge to raise cattle under optimum management and environmental conditions.

OK Quality Beef Network

OQBN is a network of beef producers, educators, veterinarians, and industry professionals committed to increasing producers' access to value added marketing opportunities and improving the quality of cattle produced in Oklahoma.

OSU Cowculator

The OSU Cowculator is a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet designed to assist cattlemen in making informed decisions associated with beef cow nutrition. 

Receiving and Feedlot

Published receiving and feedlot publications covering the topics of economics, health and disease, meat and carcass, nutrition, pest management and quality assurance to name a few.

Meet Our Staff

Paul Beck

Associate Professor
Animal and Food Sciences
(405) 744-9288

Parker Henley

Assistant Professor
Applied Animal Science
(405) 744-9280

Rosslyn Biggs

Beef Cattle Extension Specialist
OSU Extension
(405) 744-8587

Dan Stein

Associate Professor
Animal & Food Sciences
(405) 744-9269

Justin Crosswhite

Teaching Instructor
Animal & Food Sciences
(405) 744-8851

Marty New

West District Area Livestock Specialist
(580) 875-3136

Dana Zook

West District Area Livestock Specialist
(580) 237-7677

Earl Ward

Northeast District Area Livestock Specialist
(918) 686-7800

Brian Freking

Southeast District Area Livestock Specialist
(580) 332-7011  

Britt Hicks

Texas County Area Livestock  Specialist 349-5440

Courtney Bir

Assistant Professor
Agricultural Economics

JJ Jones

jj.jones@okstate.eduAda Area Agricultural Economics Specialist580-332-7011

Scott Clawson

scott.clawson@okstate.eduNortheast Area Agriculture Economics Specialist918-686-7800

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