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  • 2013
  • January

Do high nitrogen prices justify feeding soybean hulls?

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the price of nitrogen fertilizer increased more than 120 percent between 2000 and 2007. More alarming are the unexpected periods when the price of nitrogen spikes well above the trend price.
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  • 2013
  • February

Top-dress strategies optimize winter forage yield

Depending on your crop rotation, most of your crop ground allocated to winter production could be either under winter pasture or winter canola.
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  • Legacy Magazine
  • 2014
  • Winter

Mike Trammell

For the past 12 years, Trammell has served as a plant breeder for the Noble Research Institute, learning from some of the industry's most renowned breeders and continuing a tradition that stretches back to the earliest years of the organization.
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  • 2011
  • September

Supplementing and Stretching Forage Resources

During periods of limited forage supplies, managing these resources to best meet animal requirements is one of the most important things a cow-calf producer can do. It is critical that producers evaluate the best way to supplement and stretch their forage resources to remain viable in this industry.
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  • 2014
  • August

Wheat alternatives expand winter pasture choices

The vast majority of the winter pasture in the Southern Great Plains is wheat. There are many reasons for this, including culture, the opportunity to harvest and sell grain, and government and insurance programs.
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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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  • 2013
  • August

Stockpiled forages reduce hay feeding

In most operations, hay feeding represents a large portion of a cow's annual maintenance cost. The cost of feeding hay includes much more than just the production cost or purchase price of the hay.
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  • 2015
  • January

Grazing affects plant root growth

I've always kind of known that grazing management affects roots, but it was made crystal clear to me this past summer when I was introduced to some work published by F.J. Crider in 1955.
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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
  • August

Noble Research Institute reports expected forage establishment costs

Like producers, the Noble Research Institute has to prepare a budget for expenses including cereal pasture establishment.