2002 Archive

You May be Surprised by the Health Aspects of Pecans

Recent research has show pecans to be a good source of energy, protein and "good" - unsaturated fat.

Demonstration, Research - Each Serves Unique Purpose

Over the years, the Noble Research Institute has conducted many demonstrations and applied research trials on its farms and ranches. The major distinction between research and demonstration relates to whether the objective is to learn something new or whether it is to demonstrate something that's already been learned.

Producers Should take Advantage of Tall Fescue for Winter Feeding

Stockpiled tall fescue is an alternative source of nutrients for cattle.

Recreational Leasing Involves Many Factors

The Noble Research Institute's experience with recreational leasing may help individual landowners in their quest to earn extra income through leasing their land to hunters.

Value of Gain is Worth Knowing

The value of each pound of gain is an important economic factor for operators to consider before buying stockers.

Necropsy is a Valuable Tool in Disease Management

When an animal dies, the most useful and inclusive diagnostic tool available to livestock producers is the necropsy - a post-mortem examination performed by an experienced veterinarian.

Banding Phosphorus Fertilizer Increases Production

Banding phosphorus fertilizer with small grain seed at planting is an efficient and easy way to supply the nutrient.

Which came First ... the Cow or the Beef?

This thought-provoking cattle version of the old chicken-and-egg adage come to mind when looking back to the Jan. 1, 2002, cattle inventories and outlook forecasts.

Following Guidelines could Maximize Winter Pasture Production

It's time to begin preparations for planting winter pasture in the fall, and following some suggestions regarding planting date, fertilization and seeding rates can help your pastures reach maximum production potential.

Soil Sampling is the Key to a Good Test

Soil test results are only as good as the soil sample that is sent to the lab so here are some tips for taking a good sample and an explanation of why each component of taking the sample is important.