Livestock

'Noble News and Views' Category

Regional ranchers should reconsider default fall-calving

Fall-calving producers fall into two scenarios: deliberate and default.

Magnets can help prevent hardware disease in cattle herds

Cattle commonly swallow foreign objects, which sometimes causes hardware disease.

Consultant offers strategies for cattle marketing decisions

The downward spiraling cattle market has caused great grief. What's the best strategy going forward?

Record-keeping promotes decision-making success

Record-keeping is just as vital to a farm or ranch as fixing fence, cutting hay and working cattle.

Survey examines Oklahoma, Texas meat goat industry

We surveyed meat goat producers to better understand the industry and discover potential benefits and challenges.

Calf Book app provides alternative to scratch paper

Calf Book gives cattle producers a simple way to store calving information about their herds.

Early detection, management practices control pink eye

Recent rains have resulted in early weeds and grasses producing seed heads that can contribute to pink eye.

Teeth condition can reveal cow age, aid culling decisions

Cows with poor teeth will have a difficult time maintaining body condition.

Brush encroachment provides clues about soil health

Brush encroachment is a common problem across the landscape these days.

Pregnancy checking provides management options

Checking cows for pregnancy is nothing new, yet its adoption rates are still incredibly low.