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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2017
  • September

Body Condition Score as a Tool for Cow Herd Management

Body Condition Score (BCS) is a useful tool for assessing the energy status of an animal. BCS should be assessed at calving, mid-lactation and mid-late gestation.

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Ryon Walker, Ph.D.

Walker serves as a livestock consultant in the producer relations program. His areas of emphasis include: estrous synchronization and artificial insemination (AI), management strategies to improve...
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  • Publications
  • Noble News and Views
  • 2018
  • March 2018

Heifer Development: Managing for Her Future

A replacement heifer represents the most costly improvement in a herd's genetics. Since reproductive traits are lowly heritable, cattle producers must manage within the environment.

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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2018
  • April 2018

An Introduction to the Rumen Microbiome

The rumen microbiome is very complex, and the diversity of ruminal microorganisms can be affected by diet composition, genetics and environmental factors. There are approximately 7,000 bacteria species and 1,500 archaeal species in the rumen.