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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 thedickinsonpress.com

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 thedickinsonpress.com

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 thedickinsonpress.com

BeefTalk: Electronic bidding for bulls: The wave of the future

May 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

Recently, the Dickinson Research Extension Center finished putting bulls in the pen for summer breeding. Although bull selection started in earnest as the year ended, the actual purchases take a while to complete.
Bulls that are needed are not alway…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

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 thedickinsonpress.com

Cold hard on critters, but wolves seem immune

January 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Call them the Ice Pack.

Even though the temperature was 16 degrees below zero and the wind chill factor was minus 41, the wolves at the Red River Zoo romped in the snow Monday like a bunch of spring chickens.

“They’re playing and …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Cold hard on critters, but wolves seem immune

January 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Call them the Ice Pack.

Even though the temperature was 16 degrees below zero and the wind chill factor was minus 41, the wolves at the Red River Zoo romped in the snow Monday like a bunch of spring chickens.

“They’re playing and …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Cold hard on critters, but wolves seem immune

January 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Call them the Ice Pack.

Even though the temperature was 16 degrees below zero and the wind chill factor was minus 41, the wolves at the Red River Zoo romped in the snow Monday like a bunch of spring chickens.

“They’re playing and …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

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

Ringwall: Lush grass creates imbalance for livestock

June 20, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Cows that are staggering or down are close to being dead cows. A typical beef operation should maintain a less than 1 percent death rate for productive cows. Anything greater should trigger a managerial review to target any potential cause. Continue Reading