Livestock

Researcher studies cover crop effects on winter pasture

Noble Research Institute researchers are studying how cover crops could be part of a year-round grazing system that provides economic and environmental benefits to farmers and ranchers.

Cow-calf operations benefit from timely BCS evaluation

Body condition score (BCS) is a proven tool to determine nutritional status of an animal.

Buying known bull genetics adds value

One of the most important management decisions for a cattle operation is what bull to buy.

Proper management promotes fall, winter grazing

The problem we encounter with fall and winter grazing of perennial forages is forage quality availability vs. forage availability.

McMillan East Farm provides real-world examples

An update of the demonstration projects conducted on the property thus far.

Integrity Beef pays dividends in high cattle markets

Large and small ranches benefit equally from participating in Integrity Beef Alliance.

Planning for drought in rain promotes future success

There are several management practices that can be implemented to ensure pasture recovery and additional reserves.

Weather damage raises tax implications

Landowners making repairs and rebuilding will incur cost. How will these be reported on the 2015 tax return?

Four things I’ve learned from mob grazing

One of my projects while interning with the Noble Research Institute was a "mob," or high stock density grazing, simulation.

Cost management keeps cow-calf production profitable

What cow-calf producers should do to operate now while planning ahead for lower calf prices.