Department of Agricultural Economics Extension

Livestock Economics

OSU agricultural economists help develop, deliver and lead a variety of beef educational programs through interdisciplinary teamwork. The beefextension.com website features management information for cow/calf and stocker producers through links to publications and calculator software tools. The Cow/Calf Corner features weekly newsletters discussing topics relevant to the cattle industry. The Decision Tools are software programs developed by OSU agricultural economists that are free for download. The Fed Cattle Market Simulator (also known as the Packer-Feeder game) has been used both in classroom and outreach settings to provide participants an opportunity to learn marketing, purchasing and risk management skills. The Livestock Market Information page provides market information links to benefit producers. The Master Cattleman program aims 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 through an educational curriculum based on the Oklahoma Beef Cattle Manual and a producer certification process Additional livestock economics publications are available as OSU Facts and through the department’s publication database

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