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Page 2 Golden Valley News January 26, 2017 Nell BEACH - A funeral Mass for Neil Paul, 59, of Beach, was held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Beach with the Rev. Daniel Berg cel- ebrating. Burial will take place at a later date. Visitation for Neil was from 3-7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 20, at Stevenson Fu- neral Home, Dickinson. with a rosary and vigil service being held at 6 p.m. Visitation continued one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. Neil passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at CHI St. Alexius Dickin- son. Neil E. Paul Jr. was born April 29, 1957, to Neil E. Paul Sr. and June V. (Zinda) Paul in Beach He grew up on a farm outside of Beach and attended school at Lincoln Elementary; gradu- ating from Beach High School in 1975. After graduation he enlisted in the North Dakota National Guard and served for a number of years before being honorably discharged. In April 1977 Neil began working for Burling- ton Northern Railroad and continued to do that for the rest of his life, until January of this year. In 1986 Neil met Lezlie Dolyniuk and they hit it off immediately. The two were married on June 6, 1987, at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Belfield. The couple made their home in Beach and were blessed with a son, Aaron. Neil took great pride in following Aaron through all of his activities over the years. He enjoyed fishing, Spotlight on Economics By Robert Hearne NDSU Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics By News/Pioneer Staff WATFORD CITY - Two women died Sunday, Jan. 22, when their Chevrolet Silverado was struck by an eastbound Peterbilt, traveling on Highway 73 at about 9:15 p.m. Morgan F00te, 23,.of Parshall, and Sa~hntha Hffrlt~'s;'~q9, of New Town were traveling southbound on McKenzie County Road 14, about 20 miles east of Watford City, when the Silverado disregarded a stop sign and struck the side of a frac tank that the Peterbilt was pulling The Chevrolet slid into the ditch / i I By News/Pioneer Staff Baker Hughes Inc. on Jan. 20 posted weekly rig count reports to its investor relations website. - The count for North Dakota was 35 rigs. The previous week it was 32. A year ago, the count for North Dakota was 45. - U.S. count is up 35 rigs from last week to 694, with oil rigs up 29 to 551, gas rigs up 6 to 142, and mis- cellaneous rigs unchanged at 1. - Canadian count is up 27 rigs from last week to 342, with oil rigs up 23 to 193, gas rigs up 5 to 149, and miscellaneous rigs down 1 to 0. The following relates to oil and gas well activity for the week of Jan. 15, in Stark, Golden Valley, Billings and Slope counties and is from re- ports of the Department of Mineral Resources: Permits approved: #33282-Whiting Oil and Gas Paul hunting, gardening, playing cards, photography, traveling and family va- cations. He took pride in putting up his Christmas lights every year. Neil is survived by his wife, Le- zlie; son, Aaron (Ariel) Paul; mother, June Paul of Beach; mother-in-law, Magdalene Dolyniuk; brothers, Mike (Julie) Paul, Robert Paul, both of Beach, Ron (Liz) Paul of Walcott; sis- ter, Judy Kukowski of Beach; numer- ous nieces and nephews He was preceded in death by his father, Neil Sr.; grandparents; father- in-law, Philip Dolyniuk; brother-in- law, Myron Dolyniuk; and nephew, James Dolyniuk. In lieu of flowers, the family sug- gest memorials be given to St. Jude's Children Hospital Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.stevensonfuneralhome.com. zi after impact and the Peterbilt veered onto the shoulder, tipping onto its passenger side. The frac tank blocked the eastbound lane of Highway 73. Both occupants of the Chevrolet were ejected and died at the scene. The driver of the Peterbilt, Justin Dahmers, 36, of Amidon, was air- lifted to Minot for treatment of non- life-threatening injuries At this time, it is unknown which occupant of the Silverado was the driver, according to a N.D. Highway Patrol media release Corporation, Talkington 21-30-1PH, NWNE 30-140N-99W, Stark Co., 315' FNL and 2455' FEL, Develop- ment, Bell, 20676', 9-5/8 inch, 2632' Ground, API #33-089-00896 #33283-Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation, Talkington 21-30-2PH, NWNE 30-140N-99W, Stark Co., 360' FNL and 2455' FEL, Develop- ment, Bell, 20581 ', 9-5/8 inch, 2633' Ground, API #33-089=00897 #33288-Whiting Oil and Gas The concept of scoring various traits for cattle is common Recently, I had the opportunity to udder score a set of 82 first-calf heifers after they weaned their calves. The process was not very dif- ficult. The new Beef Improvement Fed- eration Guidelines (tinyurl.com/B IFGuidelines) provide ample explanations and diagrams as to how to score the udder suspension and teat size: "Udder and teat quality are among the most important func- tiOnal traits of beef females. Udder suspension and teat size scores are numerical values that reflect differ- ences in udder and teat quality. Udder suspension scores are subjec- tive assessments of udder support and range from 9 (very tight) to 1 (very pendulous) Teat size scores are subjective assessments of teat length and circumference and range from 9 (very small) to 1 (very large)." As with all subjective scores, the person doing the scoring will vary the range of scores, but generally, the recording of the relative difference within the trait being evaluated is noteworthy. The Dickinson Research Extension Center has not evaluated cows regularly for pendulous udders and large teats, which shorten the productive life of a cow. However, the switch to May calv- ing limited chute and ease of pen ac- cessibility, and large, pendulous ud- ders and teats that were difficult for a newborn calf to nurse are not ac- ceptable. Generally, the calf will nurse a quarter or two and the un- nursed quarters dry up or become problematic. As with any scoring system, begin by looking at your cattle to see differences. As I walked through the young cows, I saw udders were good today However, I saw some that caused me to ponder just how long they will hold up. After the initial walk-through and becoming comfortable with the amount of variation present in the heifers, I scored them. The average score was 8 for udder suspension and 7.8 for teat size, perhaps typical of young cows weaning their first calves Nine heifers had the makings of a pendulous udder (score 7), three heifers had significantly larger teats (score 6) and 14 heifers had large teats (score 7). So what does this mean? A point: If one does not record the scores today, the answer never will be known Today, all the first-calf heifers had sound udders. With time, the covered with frost heifers will mature slowly and each Well-fed cattle produce a lot of udder will do the same. I already heat, particularly when fed high- could see in those lower-sco[ing roughage feedstuffs. As the weather heifers the beginning of a challenge, gets colder, the frost eventually will A bigger point: Had I not written settle on their backs, and those well- down the udder scores, I would have insulated cows will look like walk- no record of those heifers. The udder ing frost balls The body is score may become important if the well-protected from the devastating feed supply changes and the center cold that can confront us all. has a need to reduce cow numbers Inside, underneath that winter As difficult as selling a pregnant cow hair coat, is a very warm, comfort- is, cows with potential problematic able cow that really is not stressed by udders would be candidates for the the cold. She does not need to de- market cow list. pend on constant eating, but rather, While I reviewed the udders, I eats what she needs and returns to a also noticed the variation in the protected, comfortable spot on the quantity and quality of the cows' hair range and quietly ruminates and coat to combat the cold and harsh waits for the warm days of spring. winter. Some first-calf heifers had Contrast that to thin, poor-condi- good, solid hair coats and some did tioned cattle that have not developed not. I regret not scoring the hair coat a good hair coat. They are not corn- because hair condition is an indica- fortable; they are stressed and they tion of animal health, are forced to eat more feed to main- Efforts at finding comfort and tain their body temperature. lowering stress directly relate to how Well, I should have scored the a cow or calf is clothed to meet the hair. Data not recorded are knowl- demands of the environment. ObVi- edge left behind. ously, hair in cold climates is impor- Now would be a good time to tant. Now is the time to observe the look at your cattle and evaluate hair hair coat. coats. Add those with poor hair coats I made repeated trips to the to the list of potential high-input cat- pickup to try to warm up while doing tle to sell if the need arises. the udder scores; however, the cows Even more important would be to did not seem to mind. They simply body condition score the cows and ate and eventually laid down. In sort the thinner cows off for some northern climates, we all can appre- extra feed. Keep warm. ciate those days when everything is May you find all your ear tags. Water, grain storage will play integral role in agriculture At North Dakota State Univer- sity, we respect the growing scien- tific consensus that human-caused, globa! climate change will imply gradual increases in mean tempera- tures and more frequent extreme cli- mate events. Because we are familiar with cold winters in Fargo, the former may be appealing. But the latter, increased extreme climate events, should cause concern. These events include drought and floods Frankly, I teach my classes that developed countries should have the capacity to withstand certain climate change impacts New drought-resis- " tant crop,varietie~;~caja be developed' for Great Plains farmers and infra- structure can be developed to help cope with flooding. But with in- creased drought and flooding, new water-storage strategies will need to be developed Water storage: The most important water reser- voir in the Great Plains is the High Plains Aquifer, which includes the Ogallala Aquifer and additional smaller formations, and covers parts of eight states from Texas to South Dakota. The most important surface- water storage system is the series of Missouri River mainstem dams de- veloped under the Pick-Sloan Mis- souri Basin Program. These are managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, under periodically re- vised rules that dedicate significant i physical advantages Aquifers are not subject to evaporation How- ever, the institutional agencies and rules that manage the aquifer are problematic The aquifer is a com- monTpool resource, managed decen- traliy bynumerous State and local t 't ) agencies This resource is threatened by the "tragedy of the commons," which occurs when individual water users receive the benefit of pumping water from the aquifer but may not internalize the impact of their use on the total depletion of the resource Irrigators need permits from state agencies to pump water from the aquifer. Still overpumping and groundwater depletion have oc- curred. Many state agencies and local water management districts are making efforts to conserve water in the aquifer The most effective of these efforts should be disseminated across the region New rules and in- stitutional capacity need to be de- veloped to better utilize the resource to mitigate future droughts, and in- terstate cooperation in aquifer man- agement should be fostered It is possible to recharge an aquifer through injection wells and porous sand and rock But new sys- tems need to be developed to trans- reservoir space to interannual water storage Aquifer storage has many geo- Corporation, Talkington Federal 41- ~ 25PHU, Lotl 30-140N~?9W, Stark Co., 609 FNL and 800 FWL, De- velopment, Bell, 20215', 9-5/8 inch, 2619"' Ground, API #33-089-00898 Producer now abandoned: #10147-New Millennium Re- sources, Inc., Obach State 1-36 SWNE 36-140N-99W, Stark Co. #10686- New Millennium Re- sources, Inc., Polanchek 2-35 SWNW 35-140N-99W, Stark Co. RIVER VALLEY & Marine Products 25TH ANNUAL 2017 RED fer surface water to groundwater storage during times of flooding. Certainly, any effort to transfer Mis- souri River water to aquifer storage will face legal challenges However, the need to better manage water under the threat of extreme climate events will require efforts to over- come legal, institutional and techno- logical problems, as well as considerable infrastructure develop- ment. Grain storage: The policy prescription of grain storage dates back at least to the bib- lical story of Joseph, who prophe- sized seven years of plenty followed by seven years of drought. Grain storage in ancient Egypt was an ob- vious recommendation. International trade and grain stor- age are considered cost-effective strategies to provide food security, especially in light of the failure of many expensive surface irrigation projects across the globe. But grain storage capacity in the Great Plains has been challenged in recent years Certainly our capacity to store grain to mitigate the impacts of ow? The Billings County Pioneer and Golden Valley News have shared advertising, and have been sharing the news for some of their inside pages for about 40 years. This means the coverage of your ad isn "t limited to just either county/Ourprimary coverage area is western Stark County and west to the Montana border. It pays to advertise/ FAR6OOOME - JAN. 27-29 seven years of drought preceded by seven years of plenty is question- able. New elevators and silos need to be constructed. Given the politi- cal climate, the federal government is not expected to return to large- scale grain purchases. Therefore, new financing strategies need to be considered under priVate-sector leadership Denying human-caused climate change may be convenient, and we may not accept that greenhouse gas reduction is the only strategy to mit- igate climate change impacts. New strategies need to be devel- oped to alleviate extreme climate events before they become frequent These strategies will include new technologies and infrastructure, but they also will include new coopera- tion in water resource management and new ways to finance interannual crop storage. These strategies should include lessons learned and understood since the days of the pharaohs. Put Your Money _ Where Your House r_sl tccat ~n~ ~ s~engthen our businesses are commumty your best value and our economy Golden Valley News P.O. Box 156, Beach, ND 58621 (U.S.P.S. Pub. No. 221-280) Staff: Richard Volesky, editor/ reporter, Jenae Orluck, corre- spondent and Jane Cook, office and news assistant. 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