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  • 2007
  • March

'Normal' Hard to Define When it Comes to Rain

We lived through a significant drought in 2006. Some much-needed winter precipitation has lessened our fears, but some forecasts still call for drier than "normal" weather starting in May. Normal? Who knows what "normal" is?
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  • 2014
  • June

7 Guidelines to Help Cattle Producers Manage Through Drought Conditions

There is a common denominator for producers who cope with drought better than others - they all have active drought management plans.
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  • 2013
  • September

Integrity Beef preconditioning creates financial advantage

The Integrity Beef Alliance is a Noble Research Institute-sponsored, cow/calf program that standardizes management decisions and supports value-added production practices. Producers in this program are already committed to retaining ownership of calves through a 45-day preconditioning program.
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  • 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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  • 2014
  • May

Hay analysis provides value

As you are looking for next winter's hay, you should take a sample of each lot before committing to purchase. A hay analysis prior to purchase offers one of the greatest returns on investment in the ranching business.
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  • 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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  • 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
  • October

Cattle nutrition rules of thumb allow quick estimation

Before relying on any of rules of thumb, it is important to consider all of the factors involved and the natural variation that is expected in animals.
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  • 2015
  • January

Artificial insemination increases profits

Estrus synchronization and timed artificial insemination are an economically viable alternative to owning a bull if the producer has multiple bulls.
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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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