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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2006
  • April

There's Power in Information - Use it to Your Advantage

There is a difference between keeping information and using information. I have witnessed very few producers actually using the information they have kept to make management decisions.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2005
  • July

Update: Ag Division Livestock Research and Demonstration Projects

I want to take this opportunity to provide a brief update on some of the research and demonstration projects that are ongoing in the Agricultural Division there are currently 55 projects underway.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2010
  • February

Producer's Perspective: Winter Supplementation

During winters in Texas and Oklahoma, grass quality decreases to the point that most cattle producers have to provide supplemental feed for their cattle.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2010
  • March

AI Calving Distribution

Most cattle producers know that the textbook gestation length of beef cattle is 283 days. Most also realize that biology is variable, and predicting the exact day of natural birth in most mammalian species is very difficult to do.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2016
  • October

Regional ranchers should reconsider default fall-calving

Fall-calving producers fall into two scenarios: deliberate and default.

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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
  • 2016
  • February

Knowing what to look for minimizes calving difficulty

Knowing when to and when not to intervene in the calving process is critical. The key is experience and knowing the normal sequence of events.
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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
  • January

Cold increases nutrient requirements

We have a tendency to balance winter rations for cows in two phases: non-lactating, in the middle third of pregnancy (dry); and then post-calving, in peak lactation (wet). Using nutritional requirements for the average weight of the cow herd, it's simple to come up with two feeding regimes; one for before calving and one for after calving.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2014
  • November

Proven strategies bring cow herd rebuilding success

Many cattle seminars across the Southern Great Plains have offered sound advice about replacement female development and selection. A significant number of producers are strongly considering, if not...