Skip to main content
The Dickinson Press
After extra reimbursement discovered, Burgum's office says 'information was provided' on cost of Super Bowl tickets
Middle school student shoots himself in school bathroom, had backpack that contained items to make explosives
A Texas council member who advocated for banning Islam in schools refuses to resign
A British woman left a nasty note on an ambulance. Turns out, that's a crime.
Trump encourages Pennsylvania Republicans to challenge new congressional districts
crime and courts
nation and world
A Trump dating site used a sex offender as its model, and it has a few other issues, too
Greater North Dakota Chamber names new leader
KFC restaurants in the UK have a problem. They don't have chicken.
5 things in food and agriculture we can agree on
Research shows consumers trust farmers
place a business brief
Geology is destiny: A Q&A with John Bluemle
Badlands energy development focus of film
Why are gas prices going up?
Keystone XL pipeline gets enough shipper pledges to proceed
ND oil production moves into growth mode
Cold weather car safety
'Be our guest' to another Disney classic
'The Badlands Girl,' a western film produced in North Dakota
She didn't expect her video of a screaming Delta passenger would go viral - now she feels bad
Looking at life through the lens of war: DSU to present "Time Stands Still'
So they meet again: US, Canada again face off for women's hockey gold
Louisville basketball will vacate 2013 men's title as NCAA upholds ruling
How a not-very-good skier ended up skiing at the Olympics
US men's hockey advances to quarterfinals with win over Slovakia
Third quarter smothering lifts Bowman County over Tigers
Commentary: NDGOP Chair Kelly Armstrong files documents for House campaign with FEC
Commentary: Why Facebook is afraid of Mueller
Commentary: Trump is ignoring the worst attack on America since 9/11
Commentary: The argument for gun control is myopic and shallow
Commentary: Why are natural disasters called an act of God?
Marjorie "Margie" Havelka
Dallas M. Miller
Supporting Denny McNamara
Donald & Angela
Synthetic ice, twice as nice!: Belfield’s skating rink enriches community
Guild Mortgage serves local community
A good year, a good meal: Burly’s Roughrider serves steaks and smiles
South Heart school addition finishes up
South Heart elementary principal is committed to her students
2018 Best Of The Western Edge Winners
5 places close to home to consider for your spring vacation
30 under 30
November 6, 2014
Beef Talk: Cull deep enough to find those freeloaders
Today, with an aggressive bidding for weigh-up cows and market bulls, why take the risk of pushing a cow an extra year? As condition and body weight decline, so does value, but managerial inputs and labor increase. The bottom line: Cows need to survive, produce and repeat the cycle...
November 6, 2014 - 10:05pm
October 9, 2014
Beef Talk: Time to sort the thin, young or old cows
The cow is the source of production, so keeping her in shape is critical. Today’s point is that cows will regain body condition easier when production demands are low. Also, as a general rule, when the living have adequate food but are limited to little activity, weight gain occurs....
October 9, 2014 - 9:52pm
October 2, 2014
Beef Talk: A time to reflect and ponder
It was a time to reflect during a trip home to help Dad. After 91 years on the farm, he was moving to an assisted living facility. The night drive across western North Dakota was quite interesting. I remembered all the times I had driven these roads hoping to see another car. Things...
October 2, 2014 - 11:15pm
September 26, 2014
Beef Talk: When a cow is determined to be market beef, sell her
Got cows to sell? If you do, sell them. You only have to look at the prices to know the market is looking for beef. Producers always have some cows to sell if they want to. Current discussions focus on increasing cow numbers, but it may be ill-advised to change cow culling schemes....
September 26, 2014 - 12:51am
September 18, 2014
Beef Talk: Cow herd expansion needs land
Why not more cows? That is a good question because the beef industry is begging for cows. To do that, the cow-calf producer needs more cows to expand, the feedlot producer needs more calves and purveyors need product. Do I keep more cows? That is a difficult question producers must...
September 18, 2014 - 5:45pm
September 4, 2014
Beef Talk: Wet and dry; there is no constant
The use of the word “sustainability” often is an indication that someone is searching for a simple, normal approach to life. In other words, the ability to fit in without the pressures of uncertainty. Is that possible? Can a cattle operation be “sustainable” in the long run...
September 4, 2014 - 5:26pm
August 15, 2014
Eucs, grass and a tear
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.
August 15, 2014 - 12:27am
August 7, 2014
Beef Talk: Records: A positive opportunity
As summer appears to be waning and fall soon will be upon us, I can remember a former co-worker, Harlan Hughes, saying; “You can’t manage what you don’t measure.” The meaning never changes. The statement is true because you can’t manage what you don’t measure. As producers...
August 7, 2014 - 11:56pm
July 31, 2014
Beef Talk: May I borrow your land?
The beef industry is a land-based business, and along with land comes an interesting relationship. The Dickinson Research Extension Center is in a very aggressive energy industry. Perhaps the word “aggressive” is too harsh, but there certainly is an interesting relationship that...
July 31, 2014 - 11:35pm
July 17, 2014
Beef Talk: Is there a place for cows in the future?
Is there a place for cows in the future? The reality of today’s agriculture is that it is heavily slanted toward crop production if the land has the potential to be converted to crops. Like it or not, for beef production to expand, the economics of the beef cow needs to have a threefold...
July 17, 2014 - 11:55pm
July 4, 2014
Beef Talk: Do the math: Income minus cost equals net return
For those who do math, what is $713 minus $537? The answer is $176. Good numbers, especially for the cow-calf producer because the $713 indicates the amount of cash that cows have been able to generate after adjusting for replacements. The $537 indicates the recent costs to keep a...
July 4, 2014 - 12:24am
June 19, 2014
Beef Talk: Cows are on high alert after calving
As the Dickinson Research Extension Center winds up May calving, the year has been good. May calving involves pastures, grass and space.
June 19, 2014 - 11:31pm
May 29, 2014
Beef Talk: A good mix of beef, oil industries
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.
May 29, 2014 - 11:58pm
May 22, 2014
Beef Talk: Start your calf vaccinations now
As calving winds down and calves are settled with their mammas, the inevitable day will come when the calves need to get a round of vaccinations. It is much like the old days when the school made the announcement that the county nurse was coming along with a bag full of needles.
May 22, 2014 - 11:13pm
May 9, 2014
Beef Talk: Spring reflections and calf deaths
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 the feedlot.
May 9, 2014 - 12:32am