Oklahoma Drought Persists, Forage Management Important


The drought of 2012 continues throughout the state of Oklahoma (Drought Monitor), and for much of the High Plains region, as we move into 2013. Most of the winter wheat crop is currently classified as being in Poor or Very Poor condition. This brings a focus on  intensive management of forage and livestock supplies. Dr. Daren Redfearn, Oklahoma State University, explains tips for grazing management, stubble height throughout the dormant season in this segment of SUNUP TV.

Be sure to learn more about the continuing drought in Oklahoma, market discussions, and winter nutrition in this week’s full SUNUP Tv show.

SUNUP, which airs Saturday mornings at 7:30 on OETA, is your place for Oklahoma agriculture. Whether it’s explaining the latest research, providing updates for current crops or covering the issues that matter most, SUNUP is your source. You’ll find video news from Oklahoma Cooperative Extension specialists, researchers and other experts, as well as related web links.

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Ryan Goodman lives in Helena, Montana, but grew up on a family cattle ranch in Arkansas. He has spent the last several years learning about farming systems across the country, living in Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming and Tennessee. He is a proud Animal Science graduate of Oklahoma State University and has completed graduate level research at the University of Tennessee, focusing on beef cattle reproduction and nutrition. Ryan works with the Montana Stockgrowers Association and does speaking events across the country centered on agriculture advocacy for farmers and ranchers. Outside of advocacy, Ryan is a novice runner, with goals of accomplishing his first Half Marathon in 2015, and enjoys refueling with a good steak. #TeamBeef!

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