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Dickinson man killed in crash near Beulah
Montana judge targeted for impeachment for 60-day incest rape sentence
Daycare not linked to child obesity
Burgum sets sights on downtowns in governor's race
Drones involved in two pipeline protest criminal cases
crime and courts
nation and world
Spill reported at well site without berm
ND health department tightens up on radioactive waste monitoring
Treater leak spills oil, brine in Mountrail County
Legal challenges buy time to develop clean coal
Coal prepares for carbon-free future as industry pushes developing commercially viable programs
Veeder: Rainy horse ride triggers memory of couple's beginnings
Dullum climbs Mount Rainier with his Scout troop
Revitalizing Ukrainian churches: Priest and family from Ukraine arrive in western ND
Gabbert specializes in unlocking puzzles of the mind
Watford City to host triple header concert
Bishop Ryan overcomes slow start to steamroll Heart River
No. 4 Bison rebound with road victory at Western Illinois
UND leans on veteran defensemen in finishing sweep of Bemidji State
Blue Hawk seniors bid the BAC a possible adieu
Timberwolves could win 50 games... or miss playoffs
Port: Standing Rock has set themselves up to lose big
Our View: Dickinson should improve liquor laws, increase licenses
Other Views: Lawless, bullying 'Keep It in the Ground' tactics fail
Governor candidate: Focus on public education first
Letter: Measure 4 doesn't have enough specifics
Eric Ross Abraham
Kenneth "Ken" Gerving
Anne Short Johnson
Medora gears up for visitors
New tellings of old museum stories
Beach vibe in the Bakken
Sax remodels downtown building into custom and detailing center
Business steady as Platinum Motorsports becomes certified
October 24, 2009
Beeftalk: Do you know your IMPS numbers?
Understanding beef is critical to how we, as producers, obtain value in the industry. Are we getting back the value we have worked to produce through genetic and managerial inputs? Are we simply selling calves and allowing that value to be dispersed to others? Are we getting our...
October 24, 2009 - 12:00am
October 17, 2009
BeefTalk: Starting From Scratch Should Bolster Confidence
Recently, several individuals have pondered and shared their thoughts on how the beef industry might change. The reason for the change always varies depending on the particular perspective of those visiting. However, there is a common thread that often perks through the conversation....
October 17, 2009 - 12:00am
October 3, 2009
BeefTalk: Just Under the floorboards
If one has ever dismantled an old home, lifting the floorboards can be quite interesting. Perhaps it is as simple as an old coin that rolled...
October 3, 2009 - 12:00am
September 26, 2009
BeefTalk: Age and source verification
In nature, fall brings a shift in focus. It is time to accumulate, evaluate and tabulate. For beef producers, gathering and marketing animals...
September 26, 2009 - 12:00am
September 19, 2009
BeefTalk: Today's market preparation begins with an ear tag
Market and price are foremost in the minds of producers as they contemplate the fall roundup. The market watch can be nervy because market slippage can mean big dollars. Producers cannot control the base market. Only the market's rise and fall are left for the producer. The...
September 19, 2009 - 12:00am
September 12, 2009
BeefTalk: The simpler the better
At one time, a tag and scale were all the tools needed to start a beef cattle production record system. The tag was placed at birth and the mother...
September 12, 2009 - 12:00am
September 5, 2009
BeefTalk: Knowledge and wisdom should be the goal
There are weeks where the pace of our lives overcomes the point of most discussions. We sometimes struggle finding what the point was. Some would...
September 5, 2009 - 12:00am
August 29, 2009
BeefTalk: All land is not equal
Land mapping of "ecosites" in pastures is helping producers determine stocking rates. This mapping process identifies potential forage production...
August 29, 2009 - 12:00am
August 22, 2009
BeefTalk: One of five is not good enough
As fall approaches, producers are thinking about selling calves. This involves the associated management and health programs that go along with preparing calves for market. The empty pens mean cows and calves are still on grass, but that will change soon. Speaking of change,...
August 22, 2009 - 12:00am
July 25, 2009
The balancing act of ranching
Management generally implies input followed by discussion, decision and implementation. The amount of input generally reflects the seriousness of the topic. Recently, the Dickinson Research Extension Center discussed the allocation of cattle resources. Believe me, everyone sat up...
July 25, 2009 - 12:00am
July 18, 2009
BeefTalk: Capturing value is the name of the beef game
How does one capture value? That is not an easy question to answer. As a boy, I remember visits to the farm by some "big city cousins" who did...
July 18, 2009 - 12:00am
June 27, 2009
BeefTalk: How does one stay in the beef business?
As a profession, the cattle business never has been easy. Many would sum up their experience as "a lot of hard work and little pay," and adding a final quip, "but it is a good life." Will the next generation say the same? The part about the hard work and little pay seems well accepted,...
June 27, 2009 - 12:00am
May 23, 2009
Beeftalk: Numbers count
The beef business never has been short on opinions. Good opinions and the willingness to share those opinions are the core to any dynamic, independent business. For beef producers, independence is manifested in the concept, "I need to get the work done." There are few self-help books...
May 23, 2009 - 12:00am
May 16, 2009
BeefTalk:One must know costs
Managerial changes require a review of both the positive and negative. Previous discussion on changing the calving date has resulted in two major points: reducing the cows' winter feeding costs and lower the death loss among newborn calves. Both significantly affect the bottom line....
May 16, 2009 - 12:00am
April 25, 2009
BeefTalk: What is EDI?
The beef industry is struggling with data and data tracking. This statement, while met with a wide range of pro and con reaction, does point to the fact that there is slippage occurring. There is a lot of very good data collected, processed and utilized within the beef industry....
April 25, 2009 - 12:00am