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One month before issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, Abraham Lincoln sent his annual message to Congress. Lincoln wrote only 403 words, but he articulated his soul’s deepest convictions and cast a...

Walker Serves Beef Industry With Board Positions

Noble Research Institute livestock consultant Ryon Walker, Ph.D., was recently appointed to serve on the board of directors for three independent, national beef cattle organizations.

Hicks Wins First Place in 2020 Junior Beef Contest

Noble Research Institute Junior Beef Excellence Program recognizes the carcass merit of steers exhibited at the junior livestock shows by 4-H and FFA members in 14 south-central Oklahoma counties.

7 Things Research Tells Us About Northern Bobwhite and What They Need

Northern bobwhite quail populations have been declining since 1967. Noble Research Institute studied trends in population as they relate to environmental conditions or factors, such as encroachment of woody species.

Track Annual Changes in Range Vegetation With Online Tool

The Rangeland Analysis Platform can be a useful tool to assess vegetation in the Western U.S. and Great Plains, helping land managers and range ecologists build resilient rangelands.

The Search for Forage-Efficient Cows

A study suggests that current selection tools, such as genomic testing and expected progeny differences (EPDs), for feed intake should be useful in selecting low-intake replacement females for forage-based production systems.

Grilled: Another Way to Cook Fish

Some like it fried, but Noble Research Institute senior wildlife and fisheries consultant Mike Porter prefers several fish — freshwater and saltwater — grilled to perfection using this recipe.

Understand These 8 Grazing Metrics to Make Better Decisions on the Ranch

Foundational management metrics include stocking rate, carrying capacity, animal demand and animal unit, allowable forage and harvest efficiency, grazeable acres, stock density, grazeable days per pasture, and stock days per acre.

Noble Research Institute Promotes Biermacher, Monteros

Noble’s research economist and legume plant breeder earn promotions for ongoing contributions to their respective research fields and Noble’s mission.

Growing-Season Burns Improve Winter Forage Quality

Growing-season prescribed burns offer land managers the opportunity to extend their burning season to manage brush encroachment and improve forage quality.