Drought Video Resources
OSU Extension Videos
Preparing for Extended Drought - February 10, 2022
Paul Beck presents "Can I afford to buy feed to carry calves until pasture is available?" and Dave Lalman presents "Replacement Heifer Nutrition to Optimize Pregnancy Rates" as part of the Rancher's Lunchtime Series.
Preparing for Extended Drought - February 17, 2022
Brian Pugh with Oklahoma State University presents "Considerations for grazing systems with introduced forages" and Laura Goodman with Oklahoma State University present "Considerations for native rangeland grazing systems" as part of the Rancher's Lunchtime Series.
Weather, Drought and Soil Moisture
Gary McManus, State Climatologist, presents “Understanding the ENSO Weather Pattern.” Brad Rippey, USDA Meteorologist, “US Drought Monitor and USDA Financial Assistance Programs." Wes Lee, Mesonet Ag Coordinator (15 min) “Using Oklahoma Mesonet Soil Moisture Tools.”
Cattle & Heat Stress
Paul Beck, OSU Extension beef specialist, discusses heat stress in cattle.
Testing for Nitrates in Forage Sorghum
SUNUP travels to Noble County to meet with a producer who’s getting his forage sorghum hay tested for nitrates. Dave Lalman, OSU Extension beef cattle specialist, and Rick Clovis, OSU Extension agricultural educator in Pawnee and Osage Counties, offer management and forage testing advice.
Tough Cattle Decision During Drought
Dave Lalman, OSU Extension beef cattle specialist, has management advice for producers making tough decisions because of drought conditions. He offers culling guidance and encourages viewers to work with local OSU Extension agricultural educators across the state when making decisions.
Using Corn as Forage?
Alex Rocateli, OSU Extension forage systems specialist, gives guidance for producers wanting to use corn as forage.
What Can Happen When Cattle Eat Toxic Johnsongrass?
Rosslyn Biggs, DVM, gives a quick overview of the potentially deadly effects of prussic acid. If livestock eat Johnsongrass with a fatal amount of prussic acid toxicity, their blood becomes filled with oxygen that cannot be absorbed by cells. Toxicity levels are highest after drought and frost.
Which Cows Should I Cull to Downsize the Herd During Drought?
Dave Lalman, OSU Extension beef cattle specialist, has advice for producers who may have make culling decisions if the drought continues.