Caddo County OSU Extension Service

Links for Cattlemen

This page contains links to websites that may be of help to livestock and forage producers.

The Cattle Basis Risk Analysis Tools at gives producers the information and analytics they need to improve marketing decisions influenced by cattle basis risk.  This site is completely free of charge to producers.

Basis, defined simply as the difference between the local cash markets and futures contract prices, can be complex and can vary dramatically between weight classes and market locations from year to year.  Understanding the risk related to basis uncertainty, or “basis risk,” is essential to making effective use of price risk management tools such as Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) futures and options and forward contracts. 

The BeefBasis website was developed by Custom Ag Solutions, Inc. (CAS) and Kansas State University (K-State) in partnership with the USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA)

OSU Animal Science Web Site

Oklahoma Forages Newsletter 

Noble Foundation Drought Website

Nebraska Hay List

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Hay Directory

OSU Drought Managment Website


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