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When It's Hot It's Hot and When It's Not, It's Still Hot!

Rains and normal temperatures into June have taken some of the sting out of the memories of last summer's drought. For cattle kept during the summer of 1998, many of the effects of heat stress were...

Tall Fescue is Usually a Preferred Forage

Since the beginning of the year, I have had several calls about Tall fescue. Some were asking about varieties to plant, the best time to plant or fertilize, etc. But I had one caller from eastern...

Re-stocking Considerations

Due to the severity of last summer's weather, many producers were looking at a cost of $400-500 to hay and feed from late summer to grass this spring. The economics of the situation at that time...

Doe Harvest Effort

Management plans to improve deer herd health or increase the average white-tail buck body size and antler dimensions on a tract of land generally include reducing doe numbers as an objective....

Is it Really a Good Deal???

During the past few weeks we have received calls from many of you about herbicides being offered for sale by persons who called you on the phone. In one instance the product name used was not listed...

Space... the Final Frontier

Space is a valuable commodity. Ranchers today have to make the most of their acreage by using tools like rotational grazing with high stock densities, retained ownership, hunting leases, or maybe...

Water Quality for Livestock

Water is the nutrient required in the largest quantity for beef and dairy cattle. A beef cow can drink up to five percent of its body weight in water per day; a high-producing dairy cow, up to 20...

Newsletter Undergoes Changes

This is the first version of the new format for our Ag News & Views. Several factors enter into the choice for this new format. First of all, we have a new editor. If you read the back page of...

New Staff Members

There has been a great deal of activity here at the Noble Research Institute in recent weeks and months. By the time you get this we will have just completed our field day at the Red River...

The Ability of Legumes

The ability of legumes to fix nitrogen has long been a fascination to forage producers. The nitrogen released from nodules benefits plants and increases forage production. Due to the hot and dry...