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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2005
  • October

Heterosis... Hype or Legit?

Now, it seems every publication you read or every expert you hear is talking about heterosis. So, you ask, "What's this fancy word 'heterosis,' and can I capitalize on it in my herd?" Well, simply put, heterosis is hybrid vigor.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2017
  • December

How to Compare EPDs Across Breeds

Commercial cow-calf producers can use across-breed expected progeny differences (AB-EPDs) to compare bulls of different breeds and select the right one for their goals.

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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2006
  • June

Why Test for Cattle Persistently Infected With Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus?

By now, most cattle producers have at least heard the "buzz words" PI and BVDV. If you've picked up just about any trade publication, been to an industry meeting or talked to a Noble Research Institute livestock specialist, you've probably seen or heard the terms before - persistently infected (PI) bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV). Yet, there are still some who have not received, or don't fully comprehend, the message.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2011
  • September

Determining the Value of Weathered Hay

The drought of 2011 is set to go down in the record books as one of the most severe in history. Most livestock producers in the Southern Great Plains have not been able to put up enough hay to meet their requirements in a normal growing season, let alone during a drought when they will have to start feeding hay earlier in the year.
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  • 2013
  • November

Hay Feeder Design Can Reduce Hay Waste and Cost

The cost of hay doubled between the spring and late summer. With these increased prices, have you considered the cost of the hay wasted due to the type of hay feeder you use?
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2006
  • October

It's Time to Consider Winter Feeding Strategies

The National Drought Monitor Web site indicates the area is in either extreme or exceptional drought. As if not having adequate good-quality water for cow herds isn't bad enough, there is little to no available standing forage going into winter at a time of record-high hay prices.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2012
  • February

You Cannot Starve a Profit Into a Cow

Most producers are trying to survive the winter by stretching forage and feed resources. This can be accomplished with careful thought and consultation with a nutritionist to ensure that each cow's nutrient requirements are still being met for the stage of production it is in. If corners are cut to save money now, it can have long lasting repercussions.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2018
  • November 2018

DNA Technology for the Commercial Cow-Calf Producer

DNA testing has become an economically viable tool that should be used when making selection decisions for commercial cattle producers.

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  • 2007
  • August

Hay Quality After Rainfall

Haying has been a real challenge with the frequent rains we've experienced. The consensus among the Agricultural Division's consulting teams is that most of the hay put up so far this summer has had at least one rain fall on it before baling.