2011 Archive

Wildlife Management Issues During Drought

The Noble Research Institute Wildlife and Fisheries Consultants provide drought tips on a number of topics.

Supplementing and Stretching Forage Resources

During periods of limited forage supplies, managing these resources to best meet animal requirements is one of the most important things a cow-calf producer can do. It is critical that producers evaluate the best way to supplement and stretch their forage resources to remain viable in this industry.

The Cowboy Way

Rancher Kent Moore has formed a lifelong relationship with Noble Research Institute.

Forage Yields from 2010-2011 Ryegrass Variety Trial

Livestock and forage production are the largest contributors to agricultural income in the primary service region of the Noble Research Institute. The ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum L) variety testing...

Forage Yields from 2010-2011 Small Grains Variety Trial

The small grains variety testing program, which includes oats, rye, triticale and wheat, is designed to provide up-to-date performance information to producers in Oklahoma and Texas about varieties...

The Noble Research Institute Responds to the Drought

Beginning in the fall of 2010 and stretching throughout 2011, farmers and ranchers in the Southern Great Plains have endured one of the worst droughts since the Dust Bowl.

Tax Code Offers Some Flexibility During Drought

The tax implications of cattle sales caused by a drought are fairly straight-forward. There are two different tax treatments that apply.

Drought Tips from Noble Research Institute Consultants

The Noble Research Institute Agricultural Consultants provide drought tips on a number of topics.

Managing Feed Costs

Purchased feed represents the greatest portion of variable costs for cow-calf producers according to the Kansas Farm Management Association. From the middle of June 2010 to the middle of June 2011, the price of corn more than doubled. During the same period, soybean prices increased nearly 50 percent.

Early Weaning During Drought Makes Sense

The drought of 2011 is turning out to be one of the worst on record. Most Texas and Oklahoma producers are looking for things that they can do to save what little forage they have and to conserve the amount of hay and feed they will need until green-up next spring.