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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2017
  • February

Top 10 Ways to Make Cow Herds More Profitable

It has been well-documented in popular press and repeatedly confirmed at sale barns and coffee shops that the current calf market is about one-half of where it was just 2 ½ years ago. The short-term...
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  • 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
  • July

Pregnancy checking provides management options

Checking cows for pregnancy is nothing new, yet its adoption rates are still incredibly low.
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  • 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

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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  • 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...
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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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  • 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
  • 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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