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Standing Rock casino becomes refuge as storm hits protest camp
Blizzard blasts region with up to 19 inches of snow, howling winds that close down most ND roads
ND oil pipeline shut down after 'significant' spill in creek
A survivor of Pearl Harbor attack
Minot mayor's effort for hepatitis screening fall short
crime and courts
nation and world
EPA orders $2.1 million fine in ND air pollution settlement
Wind farm application rejected by Billings County Commission
Protesters, police engaged in standoff at creek between camp and pipeline construction area
Standing Rock chairman applauds Obama’s comments about pipeline reroute
Obama administration sends $28 million to aid coal regions
4 Financial survival tips for new parents
Nourishing the body and the soul
Don't abandon the elderly canine
Kat Perkins appearing in "Home for the Holidays" concert
Cheers for the DHS cheerleaders
Bulldogs boys basketball stressing defense to take next step
NCAA puts a stop to NDSU 'Thunderstruck" intro video for playoffs
Goedert having 'dream' season for South Dakota State
NDSU's Werner not opposed to playing North Dakota twice in one season
As Wild road trip wears on, Graovac accustomed to suitcase living
OMDAHL: Does North Dakota need two parties?
Port: Standing Rock's 2014 pipeline objection is irrelevant
McFeely: Heitkamp in Trump administration would be win-win
STULTS: Watching a piece of my childhood turn to ruin
Commentary: True or false, Trump's tweets beat the media at its own game
Barbara Rose Secrest
Audrey J. Cline
John R. Metz
Hans Peter Ahlness
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
I-94 closed between Dickinson and Valley City
August 21, 2010
Beef Talk: Two-thirds of the pie
The Dickinson Research Extension Center has fed cattle for many years, at least the last 14 years. The center has fed cattle in a commercial feedlot. Those cattle have performed well, but a struggle always remains between weaned-calf value, backgrounded calf value and fed-calf value. For...
August 21, 2010 - 12:00am
August 7, 2010
Beef Talk: Only looking at yesterday leads to failure
Some thoughts on the cattle business: I started writing Beef Talk 10 years ago, so one could conclude there are a lot of thoughts about the cattle business. The concept was simple, after spending way too many miles traveling to meetings and presenting a few thoughts to those in attendance,...
August 7, 2010 - 12:00am
July 31, 2010
Beef Talk: More money in beef business
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. Our conversations tend to be filled with lots of thoughts sprinkled with a few facts.
July 31, 2010 - 12:00am
July 24, 2010
Time for bulls to come home
It seems like yesterday that the cattle were sorted and sent to grass. The summer has been good because of reasonable rain showers, moderate temperatures and good grass growth. Because of this, pulling cattle out of summer pasture is not real popular. At the Dickinson Research Extension...
July 24, 2010 - 12:00am
July 17, 2010
Beef Talk: Quite a closeout
A feedlot closeout at the Dickinson Research Extension Center came across my desk and with it came the usual first question. Did the lot come up with some cash for the operation? Yes was the answer for lot 9315. The lot had an average net return of $246 per steer. That was good....
July 17, 2010 - 12:00am
July 10, 2010
A hay mow full of memories
Perhaps time does come to a standstill. However, if it does, it is only momentary. Perhaps the now does not really need to know the past. Perhaps what will be will simply be. If we really believe all that, then there is no reason to be very optimistic. The past is important and produces...
July 10, 2010 - 12:00am
July 3, 2010
Beef Talk: Individual care the key
Animals are individuals. A group of animals is a commingled set of individuals. At no time do the individual animals actually become a component of a group. That is a fundamental principle that those who engage in animal husbandry come to understand. This point is very important....
July 3, 2010 - 12:00am
June 26, 2010
Beef Talk: Good to be in beef business
After months spent developing the right grazing system, building good fences, buying the right bulls, selecting the best cows and matching one's resources to the best calving season, all the learning and preparation is ready to be executed. It's good to be in the beef business. However,...
June 26, 2010 - 12:00am
June 19, 2010
Beef Talk: Converting to 'can do'
Agriculture is a fast-moving, high-technology business. The production and processing of agricultural products for our consumption is demanding. These demands are not getting easier as consumers increasingly become distant from production. The connection between the cow and hamburger...
June 19, 2010 - 12:00am
Focused on the family farm
BELFIELD -- Stark County farmers Kevin and Marie Fugere feel they may be part of the last generation of small family farms who were able to start...
June 19, 2010 - 12:00am
May 29, 2010
Beef Talk: Enter small cows, stage right
In the northern Plains cattle business, late spring and summer are fun. No matter what type of beef operation, the shift to warmer weather is appreciated. Regardless of where a producer is at, spring and summer generally mean calving followed by breeding. For the Dickinson Research...
May 29, 2010 - 12:00am
May 22, 2010
What can you get for a few nickels?
What can one get for 20 nickels? Sorting and saving change out of one's pants pockets at the end of day still continues. This takes place even though, in today's credit card-driven world, the concept of change is quickly becoming an abnormality. I don't think one would turn down...
May 22, 2010 - 12:00am
May 8, 2010
Beef Talk: Early calving cows are keepers
As the cattle head to the cool-season grass pastures, spring breeding plans are well under way. While most of the cows have calved, spring grass means breeding time is not far away. At the Dickinson Research Extension Center, the first draft of heifers received their initial synchronization...
May 8, 2010 - 12:00am
May 1, 2010
Beef Talk: New things are happening, stay tuned
Is the subject of animal identification still relevant? The thought behind the comment was the news that the U.S. Department of Agriculture was not going to pursue an animal identification system. That is a very good question from the haze of the debate over animal identification....
May 1, 2010 - 12:00am
April 24, 2010
Beef Talk: Source and age verification, ouch!
Source and age verification has a bite to it. As producers, many of the management discussions are relatively painless. The discussion is free and opinions often are welcomed. Sometimes a particular view of a subject can change when other opinions are brought to the table. The beef...
April 24, 2010 - 12:00am