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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2016
  • January

'Employee' analogy aids replacement heifer selection

Replacement heifers are the hot topic at most rancher gatherings these days.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2015
  • November

Cow-calf operations benefit from timely BCS evaluation

Body condition score (BCS) is a proven tool to determine nutritional status of an animal.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2015
  • March

Management strategies ease calving season

As we strive to improve the beef operation over time, it's never too early to be thinking about the next calving season.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2014
  • May

Off-season bull management aids breeding success

Most ranchers in Texas and Oklahoma will have already turned their bulls out to the cow herd for the breeding season or will be preparing to do so. With this in mind, we should be looking ahead to managing the bulls once the breeding season is over.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2017
  • September

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.

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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2018
  • March 2018

Heifer Development: Managing for Her Future

A replacement heifer represents the most costly improvement in a herd's genetics. Since reproductive traits are lowly heritable, cattle producers must manage within the environment.

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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2019
  • June 2019

What I Want in the Perfect Beef Cow

The perfect beef cow has the right mix of traits. Her ability to prosper in her environment and deliver a health calf every year are most important.