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  • Legacy
  • 2015
  • Winter

Head'em Up, Move'em Out

The blue cow herd is heading out to Noble Research Institute friends as part of the 70th anniversary.
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  • Publications
  • Noble News and Views
  • 2016
  • December

Proper bull selection can increase return on investment

The past few years have seen a dramatic downturn in calf prices from historic highs to the lowest prices in four or five years. Unfortunately, some input prices are slow to come down while other...
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  • Publications
  • Noble News and Views
  • 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
  • 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
  • October

Common white-tailed deer misconceptions affect views

There is a plethora of misinformation about white-tailed deer biology and management.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2015
  • March

Niche marketing expands cow-calf producer opportunities

Cattle prices were once again favorable for most cow-calf enterprises throughout 2014. Yet, it was about this time last year that analysts were warning that our bubble was about to burst and prices would soon "level off" and possibly start to decline.
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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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  • 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
  • May

Off-season bull management aids breeding success

Most ranchers in Texas and Oklahoma will have already turned their bulls out to the cow herd for the breeding season or will be preparing to do so. With this in mind, we should be looking ahead to managing the bulls once the breeding season is over.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2014
  • January

Replacement cow traits affect producer success

Many producers who reduced cow numbers in the recent drought years are considering adding females to their herds again. At current replacement female prices, we have to do everything possible to enable the cows to cover their initial cost over time and to set them up for success.
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