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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.

Rancher's Thursday Lunchtime Series

Join our Beef Cattle Extension team, experienced ranchers and scientists to learn and share beef cattle production, management and marketing tips.

Beef Extension News

Cow-Calf Corner • The Newsletter

January 24, 2022

Feedlots Maintain Cattle Inventories

Cow-Calf Corner • The Newsletter

January 18, 2022

Expectations for Upcoming USDA Cattle Reports

Cow-Calf Corner • The Newsletter

January 10, 2022

Beef and Cattle Trade Boosting Cattle Markets

All News

Beef Extension Programs

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.


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.


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. 

Cow-Calf Corner - The Newsletter Archives

Monthly cow-calf related newsletters written and researched by specialists from the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service.

Forage Testing

Drought resource publications discussing forages, hay listings, best management practices, supplementation and more.

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 Beef Quality 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

Marty New

West District Area Livestock Specialist
(580) 875-3136

Dana Zook

West District Area Livestock Specialist
(580) 237-7677


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