Livestock

'Noble News and Views' Category

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.

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.

What I Want in the Perfect Beef Cow

The perfect beef cow has the right mix of traits. Her ability to prosper in her environment and deliver a health calf every year are most important.

Water Quality Matters for Cattle on Pasture

When it comes to livestock, not all water is equal. Water quality makes a difference in performance, and that difference can really add up.

Proper Stocking Rates Make Growing-Season Burns Possible

As more land managers use growing-season burns to meet their goals, livestock stocking rates become even more important.

Mineral Supplementation: The Benefits You May Not See

Though not always immediately evident, being intentional and consistent about keeping mineral in front of your cattle will benefit both your herd and your bottom line in the long run.

Consider Economics of Spring vs. Fall Calving Season

Most cattle producers in the Southern Great Plains follow a spring calving season rather than a fall calving season. There are economic trade-offs in both scenarios.

Top 5 Essentials of Heifer Development

It is important to properly develop heifers before the breeding season and to continue managing them during and after the calving season.