From the Farm: August, 2001

All-terrain vehicles serve many purposes on Noble Research Institute farms. What questions should you ask yourself before purchasing an ATV?

Preliminary Comparison of Infrared-Triggered Fixed-Camera Deer Surveys and Spotlight Deer Surveys

The Noble Research Institute Wildlife Unit has been using infrared-triggered cameras to monitor and estimate deer populations. This article compares the results to our spotlight survey data.

Good and Bad News for Beef Cattle Producers

Current cattle market trends carry both good and bad news for producers.

How to Share Your Favorite Plants

A photographic guide to using cuttings for plant propagation.

Hybrid Hype

Hybrid fishes occur naturally and are raised in hatcheries. Many hybrids have lower fertility but seem to exhibit better growth rates and catchability than the parent species.

Some Thoughts on Selecting the Cow Herd

When making selection decisions in the cow herd, producers should not forget the simple concept of relative economic value. Reproductive traits are considered ten times more important than product traits and five times more important than production traits.

Unit Cost of Production

Three factors determine the economic profitability of producing calves: calf prices, bred and cull animal prices, and unit cost of production. Prices are primarily determined by market factors. Unit cost of production, on the other hand, is under your direct control.

Nitrogen Fertilizer Giveaway

Now that we have your attention, we'd like to talk about overseeding legumes into grass pastures. We will discuss some success stories, benefits, drawbacks, and ways to make it work. Conservative...

From the Farm: June, 2001

Warm weather brings insects and the need to control them on the farm. We have come up with two portable cattle rubs that are effective.

Vaccine Handling

There is much more to achieving a protective immune response from a vaccine administration than just poking a needle in a calf.