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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2016
  • June

Calf crop depends on bull management in breeding season

It is recommended to make time, daily if possible, to watch each bull in action during the breeding season.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2014
  • July

Alternative culling method increases profits

To help provide producers options for managing and marketing cull cows, researchers at the Noble Research Institute and Oklahoma State University teamed up and conducted a study that evaluated the economics of two alternative management and marketing systems for retaining open beef cows.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2013
  • September

Does selecting related cattle increase calf uniformity?

Increasing uniformity of the calf crop is important to cow-calf producers because more uniform lots may receive higher sale prices at market.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2012
  • July

Making More With Fewer Cows

Cattle producers in the Southern Great Plains had to reduce cow numbers in 2011 due to the most severe drought in decades. Replacement cow prices are at an all-time high in 2012, and most pastures are still in poor condition, making it difficult for many producers to restock to former levels.
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Adding Value to the Calf Crop

Profitable beef cattle operations are characterized by management decisions that take advantage of opportunities in the marketplace. In the cow-calf segment of the beef industry, many proven...
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 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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  • 2006
  • June

Why Test for Cattle Persistently Infected With Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus?

By now, most cattle producers have at least heard the "buzz words" PI and BVDV. If you've picked up just about any trade publication, been to an industry meeting or talked to a Noble Research Institute livestock specialist, you've probably seen or heard the terms before - persistently infected (PI) bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV). Yet, there are still some who have not received, or don't fully comprehend, the message.
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  • 2012
  • April

What Will Cows Cost in the Future?

With the challenges of the drought, the beef cow inventory declined 3.1 percent for an annual inventory of 2011 and prospects for further decline are evident unless changes occur in cow slaughter and heifer retention. With this decline, the 2012 U.S. calf crop stands at 35 million head, the lowest in 60 years.