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e THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, July 8, 2004-A5 13-15 at the OSU Animal Sci- ence Arena. Payne County will be taking a group of youth to this event. If you would like to be a part of this fun filled PERKINS LIVESTOCK SALES, INC. Number of Head: 460 Last Sale: 360 Last Year: # of Hea-d- Av~t~-~---~-Prlce 205oo excitement, please call Frankie, County Extension Educators in the Extension office and let tan Anderson, Agriculture Educator her know. Keep in mind, it is Stiegler, Horticulture Educator three full days, beginning at 8: & Brett Morris, 4-H Youth Development 00 am and concluding around 4:00 pm, each day. F dical, to a mix that is 2/3 salt: Tulsa State Fair Lamb Nomi- County Conservation District Oklahoma Beef Inc. office 1302 Hwy. 77 N, Perry. I/3dicalwouldsaveafewdol- nations mer Appreciation Day You may also contact Nathan lars. This is especially appro- Lamb nominations for the will hold its Annual Cus Anderson, your local Paynepriate for fall-calving cows. Tulsa State Fair 2004 will be Appreciation Day on July County Extension Educator,They are already re-bred, and held on Wednesday, July 8, event will be held at the 405-747-8320. are nearing the end of lacta- at the Muskogee Fairgrounds, ;ale Facility west of town Efficient mineral mix plantion for this year. This mineral from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. No i i!iiiiii iii iiiiiiiiiiii!i!i r oeo r mix ee sto eonsume at ewelambsw e ibefor Ls will start at 9:30 a.m. Many cow calf ranchers usethe rate of 2 to 3 ounces per showing at the 2004 Tulsa State gi'am will include Herd the same mineral mix all year cow per day. Intake should be Fair. This nomination process -- Dr. John Kirkpatrick, round. However, the opportu- monitored closely and adjust- also serves to meet nomination gHos- nity is available to save a few merits made by adding 5 torequirements for the State Fairr Cattleman - Dr. David Lalman, Sci Beef Industry s - Mr. Scott Dewald, Cattlemen's Assoc. bull Buyer Perspective Charles Nichols, Arnett, Lunch and Door Prizes RSVP by July 1 lling (405) 744-6060 or ,du. qualify to par- in a demonstration Head ~~A~dce 450 117 650 930 o - -- ~ ---~-4~------- 6~ 111 u 750 350 ]?~ ~5 Q ~ 10 8 ~ dollars per head by adjusting the mineral mix to quality of the forage during the differ- ent seasons. The key mineral that most Oklahoma cow calf operators must provide via a mineral supplement is phos- phorus. It is very important that cattle not be phosphorus deficient, especially near the breeding season. Excess phosphorus however can be 10% soybean meal or cotton- of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City seed meal as a flavoring agent, this fall. In some pastures, cattle may For nomination cards and consume mineral readily, and more details, contact Brett in other pastures there may be at the Extension Office, 747- a need to increase the flavoring agent. July Beef Cow Herd Calendar Fall Calving, wean calves and vaccinate as recommended in June. If not completed, preg- 8320. Perkins-Tryon FFA Cattle Grading School & Contest July 13 is the first day of the OSU Big Three Field Days at Oklahoma nancy check cows and bred State University. Lean L4o 66oo 1700 7ff~- -------------2TO0- expensive. Therefore it makes heifers, make culling deci- Perkins Livestock Auction, sense to match the phosphorus sions and vaccinate 'stockers west of Perkins on SH 33. 900 7+ Cooperative Extension supplement with the needs of and replacement heifers. Place Registration at 5:30 p.m 5 T200- 2rg in Payne County is par- the cow and fill the gap left weaned calves on good quality school starts at 6:30 p.m. and 650 ng with other agencies to by the forage type that she is pasture and watch closely for contest will follow nprove water quality in grazing, health problems, after school. --- -- llwater Creek watershed During most months of the Spring Calving, remove Prizes will be awarded to top ,--- , If you live in the area year some phosphorus supple- bulls after 70-90 day breed- three teams and individuals. i on the map and have a mentation is necessary to make ing season. Continue to creep ] )r septic system upgrad- up the difference between the graze calves on sudan pasture. Don't let foot rot wreck your bottom hue nservationbuffers, cross requirements that provided Watch the herd closely for 'o " " by standmg forage such as health problems. Continue Foot mtisaproblemthatcosts loss of production, tionsuchasreduc.tionofL id isVenti n ff tmt" Proper nutri- !ntgrffeSumiiLitrealdiSsti! Ia::eraTgengrgSl2o/? h;ral creep forcalves (OK Silver). the beef industry millions of dol- When symptoms are observed, Deworm intensively grazed larsannually. According to a study iris important to diagnose whatts andsupplementauonwml,- tg, you may qualify to phorus would be appropriate cows, if needed. Body con- conducted by the University of causing the swelling and lameness, helptomcreasenooIrr- u.' )pate in a demonstration during the dead of winter as dition score cows and if thin, Nebraska, each case of foot rot Lacerations and foreign objects racyclines or organic iooaoes m it. Cost share rates for the grass is dormant and low consider weaning calves early costs an estimated $120 per occur- such as nails in the toe are severe the feed or mineral have help l practices will be 75% with in phosphorus. However inand/or supplementing cows. rence from decreased performance, and should be treated immediately in some mstances accoralng to and rioorouslv Wire wrapped Moore. Immunlzauon ror ruso- reduced value, or condemnation of aroun the fc t will cause similar bacterium necroph mm can also Complete marketing or retained available at an the spring and early summer ownership plan for calves, the carcass and treatment costs. .o w ] I General Recommendations,Although the condition is rarely swelling and result in severe infec- help prevent foot ro . tions and loss of the toe or toes. By implementing a few manage- I water is extremely important fatal, itcanhave a dramatic impact When ueating for foot rot, thearea merit .l 'Ucest ipr .2tftt I in hot weather. Make routine on one's bottomline. ' checks of the water supply. If The most common cause of foot should be cleaned and examined for andqulckdiagnoslsanu .urn. i additional summer grazing or rot is the bacteria Fusobacterium other causes. Antibiotics given at cattle owners can me .lmpac hay is needed, fertilize ber- necrophorum, an organism corn- the onset of the infection is the foot rot has on their bottom tme. i mudagrass with 40-60 lbs. N/ monly found in the digestive tract most effective means oflreatmenL This article and many others on acre. Harvest sudan and sudan of cattle, according to Dr. Michael In severe cases, the foot may have cattle health, nutntwn, reproa. hybrids for hay in the boot Moore with Novartis Vaccines. to be wrapped to protect the area. ,on, ma gement avarte7 stage (normally three to four The disease usually starts from an Toe amputation may be necessary oJ other uvestocK anu m; - feet in height). Top dress with injury to the area between the toes if the infection has progressed int ness-related topics can be f und the joint, at www. yourcattle.com, where nitrogen to promote growth. It that allows the organism to enter the Cleaning pens and eliminating you can fred information for your is a good idea to run a routine body or from a bruise to that area nitrate test on a field before giving it a chance to proliferate in abrasive surfaces will aid in pre- cattle/ harvesting hay. Treat for cattle the injured area. grubs after heel fly activity Av e,y of conditions can reset Winter pasture seminar open to the public rate. months, as the grass is green ceases and before larvae reach in foot rot, with incidences more ;Sthirgo 'U:2ill run from and growing, the need for the back, between Julyl and prevalent in areas where cattle Winter feedingisa significant yearly expense for acattleoperation, and i g ept 3or until supplemental phosphorus is October 1. Continue fly and experience continual exposure many producers turn to cool-season forage a 2t ffT e " !ailable funds have been greatly reduced. At this time, tick control program. Continue to mud and manure. Prolonged !ted. The purpose of the dry, fall-calving cows are get- anaplasmosis control program, dry periods with deep footprints alternative to long-term hay or concenWate reeamg. tam is to demonstrate ting adequate phosphorus from Remove intensive early stock- around watering areas contribute tion'sWmterPastureSeminarisdesignedtohelpproducersiea n-" ' Management Practices forage alone. Spring calving, ing (IES)calves from native to increased chances of injury to getthemostfr m their winter pastures" The seminar is set f -r'l "laur= 'aa' y' rs) that reduce soil and lactating cows, still need some grass by July 10. Supplement thefoot, july15, from 4:45 to 8:15 p.m. attheS uthemOklah maTecnn gY lent loss and decreases supplemental phosphorus, stockersandreplacementheif- Initially, the skin will become red Center at 2610 Sam Noble Parkway in Ardm re" ntnPesticide and herbi- During the months of May, ers with OK Gold Feed. and the area will be painfui, resulting "in past seminars, we've looked at the establishment fwin .ter p-as---tt-,n'e-,-" ff into area steams June, and July, a mineral mix 4-H News in aslight lameness. Swelling will butthisyearwe'regoingt focus naltemativestrate-gl- t. r--usmgw'm ,with 6 - 8% phosphorus should 4-H Camp rapidly develop causing a separation pasture," said Chuck Coffey, aforagespecialistlntheN leF un au n s ducers interested inbe adequate to make up the dif- All Payne County 4-H of the space between the toes and a AgriculmralDivision part in this projectference, member's ages nine and older moreseverelameness. Theswell-This seminar is opent thepublic'Registrati nts$1Operpers n" 3 Contact Joe Creech at Producers that desi n their should have received a 4-H ing may progress higher up the foot Pleasepre-registerbycallingMelissaCasdemanattheN bleF undati n g p72-7071 ext. 131, orown mineral mix with salt and Camp application in the mail by and even to the lowerleg. Thearea at(580)223-5810. + 6-55 > 97. More informa- dicalcium phosphate Cdical") now, if you have not received will ,become necrotic and "break 0 ,e be obtained at the can adjust the ratio of salt to your application you need to open' rendering the characteristic ~" ,-* r ~C , o ounty Conservation "dical'! to take advantage of call or come by the Extension foul odor. The open axea leaves an office 2400 S Main the summer growing season. Stillwater, ortheNoble Changing from 1/2 salt: 1/2 office. The deadline is July excellent portal for secondary infec- 16. The Cost for camp is $60, tions to enter the foot- If untreated which includes a t-shirt. The the infection may spread to the dates for camp are July 27-29, nearby joints causing severe pmb- at St. Grove's Campgrounds. lems that may require more drastic OSU Field Days measures for treatment. The pain The OSU Animal Science will cause severe lameness resulting Field Days will be held July in anorexia, loss of condition, and P.O. Box 842 Stillwater, OK 74076-0842 405-372-3367 High Low Rain Monday 6/28 84 66 0 Tuesday 6/29 82 67 0 Wednesday 6/30 77 69 .95 Thursday 7/1 83 66 .24 Friday 7/2 90 68 .15 Saturday 7/3 94 70 0 Sunday 7/4 95 71 0 Weather Information ia compiled by Rick Matheson at the OSU Agronomy Research Station. Auto Home Life Business Don Wooldridge, agent 505 E. Hwy. 33 Perkins Oil Changes @ MEATS Mon.-Fri. 7-11:30 a.m 12:30-5 p.m." Sat. 7-11:30 a.m. 500 W. Freeman, Perkins" 547-2464 5