Livestock

Where Boots Hit The Ground

Noble Research Institute builds relationships with these farmers and ranchers and helps them reach their goals so they can pass on a legacy of healthy land for generations to come.

Grazing Native Grass Pastures Is More Economical Than Feeding Hay to Cows in Winter

Producers can save money by using native grass as a standing hay crop when overwintering a cow herd, since the supplemental feed costs are less than feeding hay plus supplementation.

Top 5 Reproductive Failures in Beef Operations (and How to Avoid Them)

Reproductive failures, which lead to financial loss, can occur in any cow-calf operation. Here are the top 5 causes.

2019 Preconditioning and Stocker Outlook

This year’s preconditioning outlook looks to have tighter margins than what we’ve seen in the past couple years. However, by managing costs and keeping an eye on the markets, there is profit to be made for both backgrounding and running stocker cattle.

Junior Beef Excellence Program Rewards Young Cattlemen and Women

The Junior Beef Excellence Program is available to Oklahoma residents of Atoka, Bryan, Carter, Coal, Garvin, Grady, Jefferson, Johnston, Love, Marshall, McClain, Murray, Pontotoc and Stephens counties.

This Is What Your Feed Tag Is Telling You

Producers can ensure they are choosing the best feed for their livestock by understanding the information on a feed tag.

Beef Quality Assurance improves consumer experience

Beef Quality Assurance was developed over 25 years ago to help producers increase the quality of beef they produce by educating ranchers and their employees on the importance of proper management and adhering to industry-accepted guidelines.

From Pecans to Cattle, Kenneth Sees It All

A Lloyd Noble Scholar in Agriculture had a busy July on the job. Kenneth Watkins had to balance his research projects with pecan and cattle conferences and more.

The Why, What and How of Overseeding Annual Crops in Perennial Pastures

Before you overseed a perennial pasture with an annual crop, determine your goals, what type of perennial crop you have and your planting method.

First Impressions of Noble Research Institute From an Ag Scholar’s Perspective

Richard Duncan begins his time as a Lloyd Noble Scholar in Agriculture with a mob grazing project.