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The Advantages of Crossbreeding: Producing Replacement Females

The cost of replacement females for a cow-calf operation is significant. Selecting replacement females is challenging, especially when considering that decisions made now will impact an operation for...
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  • 2018

It Takes Confidence

Dave Wingo turns a hobby into an integral part of his farming and ranching operations.

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  • Noble News and Views
  • 1996
  • July

Developing Heifers - Keys to Success

Often times cow-calf producers have a difficult time incorporating replacement heifers into the cow herd with a high degree of success.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2012
  • March

Low-input Heifer Development

The traditional recommendation for developing replacement heifers is to feed them to achieve 65 percent of their mature weight by the beginning of the breeding season.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2016
  • March

Post-breeding nutrition affects heifer pregnancy rates

Achieving a desirable pregnancy rate in replacement heifers is contingent upon many things, but it all begins with nutrition.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 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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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2009
  • January

Take Care of Your Heifers and They Will Take Care of You

About the end of every year, beef producers have sold the last calf crop and have a few weeks or months of relative calm before calving season starts. It is easy to become complacent about the cow herd and the replacement heifers, but if you don't take care of them now, they will not be able to take care of you in the future.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2013
  • October

Expenses add up when raising replacement heifers

For ranchers looking to rebuild their herds from within the ranch, the question arises as to how much it will cost to raise their own replacement heifers.
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