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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2015
  • January

Artificial insemination increases profits

Estrus synchronization and timed artificial insemination are an economically viable alternative to owning a bull if the producer has multiple bulls.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2014
  • August

EPDs benefit terminal production systems

Surprisingly, I still find that many producers do not use expected progeny differences (EPDs) as a primary selection tool for their bull.
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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
  • 2013
  • October

Manure scoring determines supplementation needs

By October, winter is just a few pages away on the calendar. With the change in season and forages entering dormancy comes the need to pay closer attention to your supplementation strategy to ensure cows do not lose body condition.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2013
  • May

New animal identification rules aid disease traceability

The USDA has initiated the Animal Disease Traceability Program to track interstate livestock movement. The new rule replaces the previous unpopular version of the National Animal Identification System and pertains to all livestock, including cattle, horses, sheep and goats.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2012
  • December

Online calculators help make management decisions

Noble Research Institute consultants have developed a series of online decision support calculators to help farmers and ranchers. The latest allows producers to determine the feasibility of purchasing an overhead feed bin and truck-mounted feeder.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2012
  • July

Making More With Fewer Cows

Cattle producers in the Southern Great Plains had to reduce cow numbers in 2011 due to the most severe drought in decades. Replacement cow prices are at an all-time high in 2012, and most pastures are still in poor condition, making it difficult for many producers to restock to former levels.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 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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  • 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
  • 2010
  • November

Planning Your Winter Feeding Program for Profitability

How would you like to save $15 per cow on your winter feeding bill? What if I told you it could easily be done by making one timely change in what you are feeding your cows grazing on native grass pasture?