Breeding and Calving Season Management
Environmental Considerations for Cow/Calf Production Systems in the Southern Great Plains
Professor, Beef Cattle Specialist
Animal Science, Oklahoma State University
Calving season timing, grazing system, regional environmental conditions and genetics are factors that interact to influence cattle performance, production costs and marketing. A better understanding of these interaction’s impact on cow/calf production systems in the Southern Great Plains should lead to an improved match between system profitability and efficiency.
Dr. Lalman is a professor in the Animal Science Department at Oklahoma State University. He is the Extension Beef Cattle Specialist with primary responsibilities in cow/calf and stocker cattle nutrition and management. Dr. Lalman’s extension and research program emphasis is on increasing profitability and/or reducing cost of production through improved forage utilization, defining optimal management practices and evaluating beef production systems.