Articles

2017 Archive

Some Things Never Change

Becoming the Noble Research Institute opens up new opportunities for the future. But, while Noble's name and legal structure may change, the organization's spirit remains rooted in its mission and the people who breathe life into it.

From the Driver's Seat

Proper cattle handling during transportation is essential for the safety and well-being of the people and livestock involved.

What to Consider Before Adopting Multispecies Grazing

The top four challenges when implementing multispecies grazing are fencing, predators, working facilities and veterinary care. Rob Cook, pasture and range consultant, offers some solutions.

Wild Pigs and Pecans Research Study Update

The Noble Research Institute and Oklahoma State University are partnering to learn more about feral hog ecology and behavior, especially in agricultural landscapes and pecan orchards.

Deer Stay One Hoof Ahead of Hunters

Noble Research Institute researchers developed a scientific project to better understand how hunting pressure may affect buck behavior.

Rock Weirs and Flumes Can Prevent Erosion

Rock weirs and flumes are effective options for preventing gully or ditch formation and for stopping the growth of existing gullies or ditches.

Noble Research Institute professor named 2017 CSSA Fellow

Noble Research Institute Professor Twain Butler, Ph.D., has been named a Fellow of the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA). Election as a CSSA Fellow is the highest honor bestowed by the organization.

Body Condition Score as a Tool for Cow Herd Management

Body Condition Score (BCS) is a useful tool for assessing the energy status of an animal. BCS should be assessed at calving, mid-lactation and mid-late gestation.

Values That Keep Farm Kids Safe

Safety is essential on the farm and ranch and should be taught from a young age. Rodney Pierce shares five safety values he teaches his children, in recognition of the 2017 National Farm Safety and Health Week.

10 Tips for a Successful Weaning and Preconditioning Season

Research demonstrates the advantages of preconditioning calves. The following tips are designed to help producers be more successful during the preconditioning phase of calf development.