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'Noble News and Views' Category

Northern cardinal fascinates birdwatchers year-round

The northern cardinal is found across the eastern half of the United States, even into extreme southeastern Canada and much of Mexico.

Eight steps aid successful native grass establishment

Native grass plantings are of increased interest to producers. The pros relative to introduced perennial pasture grasses are noteworthy.

Replacement cow traits affect producer success

Many producers who reduced cow numbers in the recent drought years are considering adding females to their herds again. At current replacement female prices, we have to do everything possible to enable the cows to cover their initial cost over time and to set them up for success.

Water source development supports rotational grazing

One of the primary limitations to developing and implementing a rotational grazing system is water - especially during times of drought.

Windbreaks reduce cattle energy demands

Cattle will naturally seek windbreaks in the winter. In cold weather, cattle require additional energy to maintain body temperature, and wind chill further increases energy demands.

'Law of the Minimum' prioritizes action

Justus von Liebig's Law of the Minimum is an agronomic theory that states yield is proportional to the amount of the most limiting nutrient - whichever nutrient it may be.

Preparation increases pig trapping effectiveness

Trapping wild pigs can be a daunting task. Certain uses and types of traps may have caused them to become more aware of structures built for confinement.

Needle management contributes to beef quality

How many times do you reuse needles when doctoring calves? Properly managing needle use is a key component of ensuring that the beef we produce is safe and wholesome.

Common sense guides stockpiled forage management

Beef cattle can consume and obtain nutritional value from a variety of stockpiled forages to reduce the winter hay feeding period.

Management associations support regional improvement

Currently, 17 associations exist in Oklahoma for prescribed burning, and more will be formed with assistance from the Oklahoma Prescribed Burn Association.