Livestock

'Noble News and Views' Category

Regenerative Agriculture Is About Direction Over Perfection

For most agricultural enterprises, success and long-term viability ultimately hinges on soil health.

Consistency Is Key in Trace Mineral Supplementation for Grazing Cattle

Trace mineral supplementation of cattle is important, but can be confusing. Turns out psychology and a full mineral tub help grazing cattle get their nutrition.

Top 6 Factors Affecting Bull Fertility

Avoid reproductive failures and produce healthy calves by making decisions that reduce the risk of subfertile bulls.

Do You Possess the 8 Characteristics of an Intentional Beef Producer?

Intentional beef producers share many characteristics when it comes to managing their operations for healthy herds and profits.

Top 12 Things to Consider Before Building a Cattle Handling Facility

Properly designed and thought-out facilities will be safe for the producer and animal and will allow for cattle to be easily worked in a timely fashion.

Knowing Your Ranch Can Promote Accuracy in Estimating Grazeable Acres

While mapping software and aerial images help analyze grazeable acres, a Noble Research Institute grazing study shows there’s no substitute for knowing your ranch at ground level.

Why Ecosystems and Their Management Are the Essence of Land Stewardship

The more we use systems thinking in land stewardship, the more we reduce unintended consequences of management decisions on soil health and ecosystem services.

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.