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 thedickinsonpress.com
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 thedickinsonpress.com
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 thedickinsonpress.com
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 thedickinsonpress.com
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 thedickinsonpress.com
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 thedickinsonpress.com
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
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
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
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