Livestock

'Noble News and Views' Category

How to Properly Manage Your Bulls for a Successful Breeding Season

Proper off-season management of bulls can ensure longevity within the herd and a subsequent successful breeding season.

Noble Learning: Your Resource for Building Ag Knowledge

Noble Learning will introduce education progressions in 2019 as a service to help build learners’ skills and abilities to manage production systems.

Welcome to Noble Learning: A Critical Complement to Consultation

Farmers and ranchers now have the opportunity to participate in a structured curriculum of learning progressions across each area of expertise represented by the consultation efforts.

Antimicrobial Stewardship for Cow-Calf Producers

Being good stewards of antimicrobials is one way to ensure the drugs currently being used remain effective.

Know Your Plants to Prevent Overgrazing on Native Range

Knowing key plants enables producers to develop management plans that address the specific needs of the plant community.

Grazing Systems Research Update: Year-Round Forage Options

Noble Research Institute researchers work on year-round grazing systems through ongoing studies and new technologies.

Gauging The Current Outlook for Preconditioning Cattle

Many reports show a cow-calf operation can gain value by preconditioning its calves before marketing. This article looks at the preconditioning outlook as of October 2018 and other items.

Raising vs. Buying Replacement Heifers

When it comes to getting replacement females for your cattle herd, multiple options are available. One would be to use your own cow herd and keep the heifers you need. Or you could outsource and purchase virgin heifers from a different operation and breed them to the bull(s) of your choice. Another option is to buy heifers bred to a bull that would roll straight into your program.

Find Out Why and How to Burn at Great Plains Fire Summit

Many decisions go into planning a safe and effective prescribed burn that meets your management goals. You will need to determine your burn objectives and consider the weather as well as personnel and equipment needs. You’ll also need to prepare firebreaks, something that ranks high on the list to safely conduct a burn.

Using Bermudagrass Pastures to Meet Cow Nutrient Requirements

Winter supplementation for a cow can account for anywhere between 40 and 60 percent of the annual cost of maintaining the cow. Therefore, producers should plan their winter supplementation strategies during the growing season to allow for more options and to reduce winter feed costs when utilizing bermudagrass pastures.