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Eucs, grass and a tear

August 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

The other day, the Dickinson Research Extension Center became home to an unstoppable force that is going to drill a well. In this case, an oil well.

The spot selected is in the middle of a native grass pasture. Who knows the age of that native gra…continue reading on

Beef Talk: Cows are on high alert after calving

June 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

As the Dickinson Research Extension Center winds up May calving, the year has been good.
May calving involves pastures, grass and space. Because feed is not delivered in a bunk, the cow decides where she wants to be in the pasture and sets in motion…continue reading on

Beef Talk: A good mix of beef, oil industries

May 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

The changing world of western North Dakota is a hot and cold topic. In a sense, most would consider change to be a point of reality. Seldom, if ever, does one get to make a statement about life and then control that point for a lifetime.
We call tha…continue reading on

Beef Talk: Spring reflections and calf deaths

May 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

The next week will be busy at the Dickinson Research Extension Center. The cows have been turned out on cool-season grass and the yearlings need to be worked.
The yearling steers are vaccinated and have been turned out for summer grazing or sent to …continue reading on

Beef Talk: Do the cows fit the operation?

March 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

Generally, facts do not change and the application of facts to life determines success. In other words, life is more than luck.
One needs to plan, implement, evaluate and replan to stay in touch. That was the essence of the integrated resource manag…continue reading on

Beef Talk: What’s changing in the beef industry?

January 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Kris Ringwall

What is changing in the beef industry? Reviewing the data from the Cow Herd Appraisal of Performance Software program, beef herds seem to be fairly constant. The reproductive performance based on cows exposed is remarkably sound, …continue reading on

Ringwall: New ventures come with unprotected risk

August 15, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Perhaps one is somewhat handicapped in the beef business without a marketing background. Marketing information is continuous and certainly needed. There are Continue Reading

Why my grandfather’s a steer?

November 12, 2010 in The Dickinson Press

November seems to come quickly, and soon to follow will be Christmas. The common saying, “how time flies” is certainly true. Likewise, college campuses are in their prime with classes churning vigorously and trying to instill knowledge. Continue Reading

Beef Talk: NDBCIA prize beef

September 10, 2010 in The Dickinson Press

Each year, the North Dakota Beef Cattle Improvement Association summarizes the average performance of beef cattle herds that are utilizing the CHAPS programs. The NDBCIA has been keeping records since 1963 and presents these annual evaluations as five-year rolling benchmark values for average herd performance for several traits. Continue Reading

Beef Talk: More money in beef business

July 30, 2010 in The Dickinson Press

The cattle business is very dynamic, so it is very easy to get lost in the shuffle. The current news or the latest color print catches our eyes and we start talking. Continue Reading

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