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Forage Yields from Five Years of Summer Annual Variety Trials

In an effort to assist producers in Oklahoma and Texas, the Noble Research Institute conducted trials to determine hay yields of commercially available varieties of pearl millet and sorghum species, including forage sorghum, sudan and sorghum sudan hybrids. This report summarizes results from the 2001-2004 and 2008 trials. Trials were not conducted between 2005-2007.

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Technology Plays Crucial Roles in Land Stewardship

Working at a research organization means we get to use some of the coolest, new technology. It’s a lot of fun! In all seriousness, though, rapid advancements in technology are allowing us to answer...
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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
  • October

Assess Forage Reserves Now for Fall, Winter Grazing

There are several "classes" of reserve forages that are available for grazing livestock beginning in September and going forward through winter. It is critical to take inventory of forage reserves now to determine what is on hand and what is expected to be produced.
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  • 2007
  • October

Goats and Weed Control

With costs on the rise, many landowners are seeking less expensive alternatives to mechanical or chemical weed control in pastures. One natural method to achieve this goal is to stock goats to consume unwanted brush and weeds.
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  • 2015
  • October

Proper management promotes fall, winter grazing

The problem we encounter with fall and winter grazing of perennial forages is forage quality availability vs. forage availability.
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  • 2018
  • May 2018

Using Bermudagrass Pastures to Meet Cow Nutrient Requirements

Winter supplementation for a cow can account for anywhere between 40 and 60 percent of the annual cost of maintaining the cow. Therefore, producers should plan their winter supplementation strategies during the growing season to allow for more options and to reduce winter feed costs when utilizing bermudagrass pastures.

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  • 2018
  • July 2018

Growing-Season Burns Hold Potential for Fall and Winter Forage

The traditional burning season for the Southern Great Plains goes from December to April. However, when land managers limit their burn season to these five months, they often find it difficult to implement the number of burns needed to achieve their goals. This is one reason why more and more land managers are conducting growing-season burns, during late spring through early fall months, to meet some of their prescribed burning goals.

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  • 2018
  • October 2018

Offsetting Winter Supplementation With Pasture

Noble Research Institute researchers have been looking at two methods in cow-calf production to extend the grazing season on bermudagrass-based pastures and reduce winter feeding of stored feeds.

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  • 2020
  • March 2020

Don’t Let Your Cows Eat the Profit

Intentional beef producers will develop a winter feeding strategy and calving season that reduces the cost of winter feed.

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