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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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  • 2014
  • July

Weight measurement enables effective management

Given the importance of weight in cattle production, it is important to capture weight data when necessary to make good management decisions.
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  • 2013
  • October

Pecan research moves into the 21st century

For decades, scientists have used molecular markers for research and breeding purposes to increase yields and water and nutrient efficiencies as well as disease and insect resistance in agricultural crops. Recently, pecan scientists have looked at the development of new technologies used in this research and considered its use in pecan breeding and research.
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  • 2013
  • September

Resource management aids mourning dove migration

While sitting and waiting for mourning doves to fly by during hunting season, I find myself thinking about the journey these birds have embarked on and from where they have come.
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  • 2013
  • April

Small producers should manage bulls during breeding

By the beginning of April, most cow-calf producers in the Southern Great Plains are a few weeks away from the start of the breeding season and are wrapping up routine preparation of bulls before turn-out.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2012
  • November

Simple steps add value to calves

Pick up any livestock-related publication these days and you'll probably find an article on adding value to your calf crop.
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  • 2009
  • January

Take Care of Your Heifers and They Will Take Care of You

About the end of every year, beef producers have sold the last calf crop and have a few weeks or months of relative calm before calving season starts. It is easy to become complacent about the cow herd and the replacement heifers, but if you don't take care of them now, they will not be able to take care of you in the future.
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  • 2005
  • October

Heterosis... Hype or Legit?

Now, it seems every publication you read or every expert you hear is talking about heterosis. So, you ask, "What's this fancy word 'heterosis,' and can I capitalize on it in my herd?" Well, simply put, heterosis is hybrid vigor.
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  • 2005
  • December

Everyone Needs a View From the "Cheap Seats"

It is my contention that sometimes we need that broader perspective that only can be obtained by sitting in the "cheap" seats that are positioned a little farther away from the action.
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  • 2008
  • November

In a Rut - Breeding Season Behaviors in Deer

The term "rut" is often used to describe a boring, monotonous routine or a trench worn in the ground by a wheel. However, if you hang around much in white-tailed deer hunting circles, chances are that it means something completely different.