Livestock

My Noble Summer: Brought to You by the Letter F

Brent Weiss has learned about feed efficiency, fire, feral hogs and more, during his time as a Lloyd Noble Scholar in Agriculture.

Grazing Workshop to Feature Cover Crop Integration

To support farmers and ranchers, the Noble Research Institute will host a Systems Approach to Pasture Management Workshop from 8 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at the Noble Research Institute Pasture Demonstration Farm, located at 479 Noble Foundation Road in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

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.

What You'll Gain From the Texoma Cattlemen's Conference

The 2018 Texoma Cattlemen’s Conference, which will be held June 15, will address a number of issues and opportunities pertaining to ranching efficiency.

An Introduction to the Rumen Microbiome

The rumen microbiome is very complex, and the diversity of ruminal microorganisms can be affected by diet composition, genetics and environmental factors.

Producer Perspective: Take Care of Cattle and Grass During Drought

Jeffrey Reuter is keeping an eye on his forage and hay resources as drought continues in Oklahoma.

Tips for Managing Cattle Operations During Drought

Noble Research Institute agricultural consultants share their top tips for managing through a drought.

App Review: Cattle Calculator by Mississippi State University Extension

Austin Miles, cattle and technology research associate reviews the Cattle Calculator app created by Mississippi State University Extension to provide producers with multiple tools for managing the breeding season, weights and gains, stocking density, and more.

Integrity Beef Alliance Takes Bold Steps to Further Program Development

In 2017, the Integrity Beef Alliance voted to include more bull breeds, modified requirements for breed composition for eligible calves, offered additional marketing avenues and a changed sale format, and continued developing the Integrity Beef Premier Replacement Female Program.

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