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  • 2016
  • January

Planning readies ranchers for farm economy downturn

The sky is not falling, but more challenging times are ahead.
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  • Legacy Magazine
  • 2014
  • Winter

The Hay Factor

Forage365 brings to bear all of the Noble Research Institute's expertise in genetic research, plant breeding, economics and agriculture with the express purpose of doing what is considered improbable reducing the need to feed hay.
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  • 1998
  • December

Early Weaning Economics

The lack of rain, high temperatures, grasshoppers and armyworms had an enormous detrimental effect on any kind of forage and crop production. Many drought management strategies were discussed throughout the summer in an effort for cattlemen to maintain livestock numbers. One of the strategies implemented on the Noble Research Institute Red River Demonstration and Research Farm was to early wean the spring born calves on one of the cowherds.
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  • 2013
  • April

Economics, timing drive pesticide application decisions

Spring is the season when most begin thinking about controlling weeds and other pests. Producers who choose to control pests with chemicals are faced with deciding whether to hire a commercial custom applicator or to self-apply pesticides to their own property or crops.
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  • 2014
  • November

Lime cost affects the economics of nitrogen use

Farmers have used significant quantities of nitrogen on their cool-season forages. This practice has been shown to acidify the soils over time. We conducted an economic study to determine the effect of considering the cost of lime on the current recommendations about the optimal level of nitrogen.

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  • 2014
  • May

Risk management requires analysis, strategic marketing

Agriculture, by its very nature, is a volatile business. Many producers worry about how long high prices can be sustained. Fear of falling prices, combined with high input costs, seems to have risk management on everyone's mind, but few individuals are comfortable with the details.
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  • 2013
  • November

Study reveals legume-fescue mixture economics

In response to limited information about the economic potential of grazing novel versus toxic tall fescue, a collaborative study between the Noble Research Institute and the University of Arkansas was conducted.
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  • 2014
  • April

Economic calculations determine acceptable cow price

Since recent droughts have caused a lack of available forage in many areas, the incentive to retain heifers and purchase cows has been very low. Cattle inventory has declined to levels not seen since the 1930s and 1940s, and the value of heifer calves has risen to all-time record highs.
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  • 2016
  • September

New consultant wants to know producers' record-keeping needs

Myriah Johnson, Ph.D., joins the Noble Research Institute as an agricultural economics consultant.
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  • 2016
  • November

Cattle sellers should consult sale barn on yearling criteria

One of the best cattle marketing strategies in the current market is to turn a calf into a yearling.

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