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April 6, 2017 Golden Valley News Page. 5 -- Above: Back row, from'left, Donnie Feiring, Trisha Feiring, Tenna Fleming, Abby Hecker, Chance Manhart, Kaden Volk, Kyle Sarsland and Ashley Ueckert; front row, from left, Kade Manhart, Dillon Manhart, Kinze Steiner and Ray Steiner. Below: From left, Donnie Feiring, Trisha Feiring, Jacob Steiner, McKenzie Volk, Emma Fleming and Ashley Ueckert (Courtesy Photos) Livestock team has busy season across State The 2017 Golden Valley County 4- H livestock judging teams had an out- standing judging season. They traveled and competed at six contests this year. The senior team in- cluded McKenzie Voll~., Emma Flem- ing and Jacob Steiner. The junior team consisted of Kyle Sarsland, Tenna Fleming, Kaden Volk, Abby Hecker, Chance Manhart, Kade Manhart, Dil- lon Manhart, Ray Steiner and Kenzie Steiner. The first contest was held in Dick- inson on Feb. 4. The senior team was 4th overall that day. Mckenzie Volk was in 6th place, Jacob Steiner 15th and Emma Fleming 20th place over- all. The junior, team had a great day placing 1st out of 15 teams. Kaden Volk was in 3rd place, Kyle Sarsland 5th place, Kade Manhart 6th place, Chance Manhart llth place;'Ray Steiner 19th place, Tenna Fleming 24th place, Abby Hecker 33rd place, Kenzie Steiner 43rd place and Dillon Manhart 661h place overall out of 93 contestants in the contest. There were two counties that were from Montana in the contest. On Friday, Feb. 10, they traveled to Fargo to compete in the Little Interna- tional contest at North Dakota State University. The senior team placed 6th overall out 10 counties in the con- test. Emma Fleming was in 8th place, Jacob Steiner 16th place and McKen- zie Volk 25th place overall. Emma Fleming was 7th in sheep, 11 th in rea- sons and 13th in swine. Jacob Steiner was 12th in beef. McKenzie Volk was 8th in sheep. The team was also 5th in beef and 4th in the sheep divisions. The junior team made a clean sweep for the day winning 1st place team overall, as well as, 1st place team in beef, sheep, swine and oral reasons out of 19 counties in the contest. Kyle Sarsland was in 3rd place, Chance Manhart 4th place, Abby Hecker 6th place, Kaden Volk 8th place, Tenna Fleming 10th place, Kade Manhart 23rd place, Ray Steiner 45th place, Kinzie Steiner 54th place and Dillon Manhart was 72nd place overall. Kyle Sarsland was 3rd overall in beef, 6th overall in sheep, 5th overall in swine, and 5th overall in reasons. Chance Manhart was I st overall in swine, 3rd overall in beef, 7th overall in sheep and 3rd overall in reasons. Kaden Volk was 1 st overall in reasons and 9th in swine. Tenna Fleming was 5th in the beef division. The n~xt day the kids competed at the Kindred contest in Kindred. The senior team was 5th place overall, 4th in sheep and 5th in reasons. Emma Fleming was 4th overall', 1st in swine, 10th in beef and 10th in oral reasons. The junior team was once again in 1 st place overall out 15 counties in the contest. They also placed 1st in sheep, 1st in swine, 1st in reasons and were in 2nd place overall in the beef divi- sion. Abby Hecker was in 2nd place, Tenna Fleming 3rd place, Kyle Sars- land 5th place, Kaden Volk 8th place, Kade Manhart 14th place and Chance Manhart was 15th place overall. Abby Hecker was also 1st in swine, 6th in beef, 9th in sheep, and 3rd in oral rea- sons. Tenna Fleming was also 1st in sheep, 8th in beef, llth in swine and 2nd in reasons. Kyle Sarsland was 1st in reasons, 3rd in swine and 10th in sheep. Kaden Volk was 5th in reasons, 7th in beef and 12th in swine. Kade Manhart was 10th in beef. ChanCe Manhart was 4th in reasons and 8th in sheep. Then on Feb. t8, they traveled to 8th out of 18 counties in the contest. the Bowman contest. The senior team Mckenzie Volk was in 13th place won 5th place overall out of 8 teams, overall, 13th in reasons and 10th in Emma Fleming was 8th overall and swine. Emma Fleming was 22nd 2nd place in reasons. Jacob Steiner overall and 13th in the swine division. was 13th overall. The junior team was Jacob Steiner was 47th overall. The once again the 1st overall team. contest was made up of 80 contestants Kaden Volk was 1st place overall, from throughout the state. Abby Hecker 3rd place, Chance 5th The junior team couldn't have place, Kade Manhart 9th place and asked for a better day than what they Tenna Fleming was 10th place over- had. They finished out the year as the all. N.D. State Champion Junior Live- on Saturday, Feb. 25, the kids stock Judging Team out of 22 counties traveled along with the Golden Val- in the contest. Chance Manhart was ley FFA to Beulah to compete in the in 1 st place, Tenna Fleming 3rd place, West River livestock judging con- Kyle Sarsland 4th place, Kaden Volk test. The senior team had their best 5th place, Abby Hecker 12th place, showing of the year. The team was Kade Manhart 13th place, Ray Steiner 2nd place overall out of 9 teams. 49th place,Dillon Manhart 85thplace The team was 1st in beef, 5th in and Kinze Steiner was in 93rd place sheep, and ,~. oyerall m swine. -, 0vemll out of 110 ~ds who cQmpeted. Emma Fleming was [st overall, 2nd Chance Manhart was also 1st in oral in beef, 5th in reasons, 5th in sheep reasons, 2nd in beef, 2nd in sheep and and 2nd in swine. McKenzie Volk 3rd in swine. Tenna Fleming was also was 4th overall, 10th in sheep and 4th in beef, 2nd in reasons, llth in 5th in beef. Jacob Steiner was 19th sheep and 10th in swine. Kyle Sars- overall in the contest. The junior land was 2nd in swine and 7th in rea- team had another awesome day with sons. Kaden Volk was 4th in oral a clean sweep, The team was 1 st reasons, 5th in sheep, 8th in beef and overall out of 19 counties in the 10th in swine. Abby Hecker was also contest. They were also 1 st in beef, 12th overall, 9th in swine and 12th in sheep, swine, and oral reasons, reasons. Kade Manhart was 8th in Kyle Sarsland was 1 st place overall, swine. The junior team once again Kaden Volk 2nd place, Chance swept the contest placing 1st in the Manhart 3rd place, Kade Manhart beef division, sheep division, swine 10th place, Ray Steiner 15th place division and oral reasons. It was a and Dillon Manhart was 26th place great way to close out the year. overall. Kyle Sarsland was also 1 st More kids are working their way in beef, 3rd in sheep, 3rd in swine into the senior division for next year. and 3rd in reasons. Kaden Volk was Their goal is to win the state contest also 2nd in beef, 2nd in reasons, 5th and be able to attend the national con- in sheep and 5th in swine. Chance test which is held during the NAILE Manhart was also 1 st in reasons, 1 st Livestock Exposition in Louisville. in sheep, llth in swine and 7th in Ken., in November each year. beef. Kade Manhart was llth in Donnie and Trisha Feiring and sheep and 6th in swine. Ray Steiner Ashley Ueckert were the Golden Val- was also. 15th in swine. Dillon ley County 4-H livestock judging Manhart was also 10th in beef. coaches. On March 4, they made their sec- "We had a great year as a team." and and final trip of the year to Fargo said Donnie Feiring. "We continue to to compete in the N.D. State Livestock learn a lot about livestock and how to Judging Contest. This year state was give oral reasons to the official judges. held on the North Dakota State Uni- We are excited to have everybody versity Campus. The state contest was coming back for next year. We would set up to mimic what the national also like to thank the parents and 4-H's judging contest would look like. The leaders for all their support and taking kids placed 3 classes of beef cattle, 3 the time to travel with us to the con- classes of sheep, 3 classes of hogs, tests and practices.. Also, we would gave 3 sets of oral reasons and placed like to thank the community for buy- a practice class of Boer goats. The ing pizzas and coming out to our sec- state contest was very challenging, but and annual card party. It really helps at the same time very rewarding for us out with travel expenses and con- the participants. The senior team was test fees."' F FA 2078 21st Street West Dickinson, ND 58601 L U F F Y F I E L D S Ftuffyfields.com \ ~l ",'.,~t~L~ ~ w!x~.~ 701-483-2242 New Spring/Summer Hours 1 lam-10pm Wednesday-Saturday lpm-8pm Sunday April DHS Prom Dinner April 1st FARRMS Farm Dreams April 7th THS Prom Dinner April 22nd Bean Bag Tournament April 29th New and Upcoming Closed early at 3pm April 14th Good Friday Ft closed all day April 16th Easter Sunday. Book your next event with us! Stay updated through our Facebook Fr Instagram Page! Make it a Fluffy Fields Kind of a Day!! For thousands of years, meat, milk, leather, ~vool, mohair and cash- mere have been essential compo- nents of human survival. ProduCers historically have uti- lized a combination of cattle, sheep, goats and other rumi.nants to graze grasslands and provide the necessary food and clothing. Today's agriculture is more spe- cialized: The two dairy cows became a large modern dairy; the two sows moved to an automated farrowing center; the flock of 50 hens is now a complex of buildings housing thou- sands of broilers or laying hens; sev- eral crop species became a single crop to accommodate the larger bins, which were needed to fill the unit trains. Specialization continues. No doubt, a broader, more com- prehensive knowledge base is needed as a producer specializes. The market specs tighten and, unfor- tunately, the genetic components be- come more precise and demanding. The room for error is little; mar- kets are testy as consumer demands grow. One could lament, but gener- ally, too much lamenting simply means a pending buyout by an oper- ation that is moving in what appears to be forward. The world of ruminants is no dif- ferent. Where once was a farmyard of cattle, sheep and other critters, today, critters, if you can find any, will be specialized. Beef producers raise beef. While grass managers ac- knowledge that multispecies grazing is beneficial to the grasslands, such multispecies operations are decreas- ing. In fact, livestock numbers have tended to drop as producers have specialized and the farmyard multi- species conglomeration of animals is moving to extinction. The trend is hard to buck to simply justify better grazing programs, but if there is a "will," there may be a "way." heep together Of course, many justifications exist for the single-species ap- proach, but the bottom line is that the streamlining of specialized agri- culture is a human choice. Perhaps coincidence, but the Dickinson Research Extension Cen- ter sold market cows on March 9 and a market ewe on March 13. The market cows averaged $68.24 per hundredweight (cwt) and the only market ewe the center owned sold for $71 per .cwt. Both shipments included addi- tional animals, but the pondering point is the price of spent breeding stock sold as market livestok. Es- sentially, the market cows averaged 1,459 pounds and brought $995.58 per head. The ewe weighed 160 pounds and brought $113.60. In this case, roughly nine ewes equal the equivalent weight of one cow. Thus, nine ewes would have brought $1,022.40, compared with the one cow at $995.58, which got me pondering. If the search really is to add income and productively to an operation, we have more solu- tions than ~imply ~ows. Granted, adding sheep to a cattle operation means more work and producer education; however, that does not mean the opportunity is not there, despite the overwhelming odds and historical pressure to keep specializing. What about the grass? What about the added dollars if dollars are tight? What about the opportunity for multigenerational collaboration? What about simply wanting to do something that sustains the world? The center maintains a flock of ,d thin White Dorper and St. Croix cross- bred hak sheep to graze in areas that the cattle will not. This area simply may be a space impractical for cattle to graze or where the sheep have a plant preference (sheep will eat what cattle will not). Either way, the sheep add utilization of forage and income where none existed before. This approach has challenges. Most beef operations are stretched for labor. The center is no exception. Adding a more management-inten- sive species of livestock, such as sheep, often is passed by. But survival in agriculture has two prongs. The first, the operation needs to be large enough to spread fixed costs across many production units. For cattle and sheep, that means a reasonable-sized herd or flock. Second, the operation needs to be cost-conscious, keeping ex- penses low while keeping the in- come per production unit high. 'When appropriate, adding ewes to make the sheep enterprise signif- icant without decreasing the cow herd makes sense. The center has utilized sheep through the years for forage management, particularly around the cattle pens during the summer. Although the cattle pastures have not been targeted yet, several plant species there could be managed bet- ter by multispecies grazing. But first, management hurdles need to be addressed to expand grazing. As the center explored several types of sheep through the years, the White Dorper and St. Croix cross- bred hair sheep have significant op- portunity for effective utilization within t.he center's cattle operation. The lack of wool, thus no wool man- agement, is significant. The learning curve is steep, but doable. But do we want to? "Yes" is the correct answer. May you find all your ear tags: Dickinson State ranked among best online colleges DICKINSON - Dickinson State versity multiple times for excellence rigorous accreditation standards and University has been recognized as in online learning, show an overall commitment to max- one of the best colleges offering on- "We wanted to highlight schools imizing student success." line le, arning in the nation by the like Dickinson State University, who To qualify, schools must hold pub- . Community for Accredited Online are providing, exceptionS, education lic or private not-for-profit status in . 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