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April 7, 2016 Golden Valley News Page 5 perils Hello. Now that is Easter has ended, calving is rolling along, farmer's are currying the ground, and Shirley is watering her tulips, I call offi- cially declare that spring is dang sure here. And rain is just over the ridge and headed this way. I hope. It's pretty dang dry in our neck of the woods. Farmers, ranchers, mallard hens, and catfish are hop- ing things turn around and we get some needed moisture in the up- coming weeks. And that got me to thinking about water. And when you think of water, one of the first places that comes to most peoples minds is the Little Missouri River, The Little Mo starts in Wyoming near Devils Tower. It comes cuts across the corner of Montana by Alzada and bends into South Dakota and runs through Camp Crook. In its early stages you can step across it. Often in spring run offs it jams up with ice and can become treacherous. The story I heard takes place in the middle of summer when the river is flowing gently through this beautiful country. There was a traveling minister that was preaching the gospel in an mlsun Beef Talk By Kris Ringwall Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service Hat Tips By Dean Meyer There was a trav- eling minister that was preaching the gospel in an area that really needs it. Harding County. And he decided he would hold a bap- tism in the Little Missouri River at Camp Crook. area that really needs it. Harding County. And he decided he would hold a baptism in the Little Mis- souri River at Camp Crook. The ranchers all came into town to witness this wondrous event. Well, actually many of the ranchers were still in town, because there was a prime rib supper at the "'Over the Edge" bar and grill on Saturday Night. And friends don't let friends... Anyway the minister had Matt ers ,ng and Eric and Ivan and several oth- ers down at the river washing away their sins. People were Amening and AI- leluiaing and so forth when one old cowboy that was still a little full woke up behind the Comer Bar and wandered down to the river. The minister saw this poor devil, grabbed him by the arm and led him into the water. He took him by the back of the neck, forced his head under water, and lifted him back up. "'Have you found the Lord?" The cowboy spit out some water and said, "No." The minister forced his head under water, held him down for two minutes, and brought him back up. "Have you found the Lord?" The cowboy spit out a bunch of muddy water, stammered a little, and said, "Nope." The minister forced his head under water, held him under for four minutes! "Now have you found the Lord?" The cowboy spit out about a quart of silty Little Missouri water, looked at the minister, and drunk- enly replied, "No, are you sure this is where he went down!" Later, Dean Southwest District Court cases sions, 46, Sheridan, Wyo.: Evgheni nalia: Randy C. Stutts, 57, Beach closedin Golden Valley Countyin V. Sestacov, 55, Tacoma, Wash.; Driving/operating a vehicle March: Scan M. Slutsky, 28, Homewood,under the influence of liquor or Licenses to be carried on per- Ill.; Travis I. Sormaz, 28, (no city drugs: Gabriel A. Castro, 22, son - shown to officers on de- given): Deanna N. Wasylik, 22,Beach; Randy C. Stutts, 57, Beach mand: Alex Madrigal, 16,Bowman New Hope, Minn.; Russell W. Possession of a controlled sub- Violated posted restriction: Woodworth, 27, Spokane Valley,stance, marijuana: Randy C. Bryant W. Watson, 28, Dickinson Wash. Smtts, 57, Beach Maintaining a public nuisance: Disregarded traffic control de- Open receptacle: Gabriel A. 4 Boots Investments LLC, Medora vice: Ralph E. Steiner, 36, Thorp, Castro, 22, Beach: Trey E. Paul, 21, Disregarded stop sign: TravisWis. Bismarck Bakken, 48, Wibaux, Mont.; Kriss Changed lanes without regard Care required in operating a W. Enzi, 71, Beach; Randy C. for other traffic: Robert A. Parish, vehicle: Gabriel A. Castro, 22, Stutts, 57, Beach 53, Rexburg, Idaho Beach Speeding: Nancy Goodate, 79, Operator failed to wear seat Failure to register motor vehi- Beach; Larry Heiser, 63, Dickinson: belt: Damon V. Parker, 45, Beach cle: Christine D. Conaway, 33, Ann M. Peterson, 56, Beach; Jere- Vehicle with tinted or driver Beach miah M. Rhines, 20, Sidney, Mont.: compartment window not to be Driving without liability insur- Elijah R. _Rick, 19, Browerville, used: Trevor J. Sime, 22, Beach ante: Christine D. Conaway. 33, Minn.: Justin D. Ward, 20, Dickin- Commercial motor vehicle vio- Beach: Brenna E. Miller, 18, Beach son; Matthew L. Wolski, 261 Bis- lations- Ralph E. Steiner, 36,Thorp, Drove or in actual physical marck; Jereniy K. Antokt~, 22, "WIN." = ~' .......... ~" .... control of mof0~Vehicle: Trey E. Dickinson; Hana Y. Boudlali, 21, Possession of drug parapher- Paul, 21, Bismarck Elk River, Minn.; Theodore Habel, 25, La Crosse, Wis.: Jordan B. Kemmerer, 23, Hager, Wis.; Susan M. Petropoulos, 72. Naples, Fla.; Travis E. Rademacher, 24, Roundup, Mont.; Steven S. Ses- Family Fun Night to be held April is Prevent Child Abuse Month so a Family Fun Night will be held Thursday, April 14, at Lincoln Elementary in Beach from 5-7 p.m. The program, sponsored by Pre- vent Child Abuse in ND and Golden Valley/Billings Multi-County Social Services, will have a variety of games, fun activities, and a free sup- per for kids and their parents. Parents must attend with their children to allow for a special bond- ing time with their kids. Please your local merchants Preschool When: April 20th and April 27th 8:30-2:30 Where: Lincoln Elementary Lincoln Elementary will be conducting the Dial-4 screening for children who will turn 4 prior to August 1st, 2016. This will help the school to determine your child's abilil7 with concepts, language, and motor skills. The screening will take approximately 30 minutes. Preschool is not mandatory, but it is a free service that is highly recommended. The screening is also offered to those who have children of preschool age, but may not enroll. Call to schedule your child's appointment: 701-872-4253 U.S. CENSUS BUREAU HAS OPENINGS FOR YEAR-ROUND, PART-TIME, SURVEY INTERVIEWERS 40 HRS A MONTH: $13.84/HR & $0.54/MILE, MUST BE A U.S. CITIZEN, LIVE IN GOLDEN VALLEY OR BILLINGS COUNTY, ND HAVE DRIVERS LICENSE, RELIABLE VEHICLE, & BE AVAILABLE TO WORK DAY, EVENING, AND WEEKEND HRS TO APPLY CALL 1-877-474-5226 OR EMAIL: NAME, PHONE, ADDRESS & COUNTY TO DENVER, RECRU!T@CENSUS,GOV BY APRIL 21, 2016 TO BE SCHEDULED TO ATTEND A RECRUITING SESSION IN MEDORA, ND ON APRIL 26, 2016 If you need The U.S. Department of Commerce is An Equal Opportunity Employer. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. reasonable accommodations for any part of the application process, please notify the agency. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis. Underconditioned, lackluster bulls need to be dealt with now Sometimes beef producers over- look the obvious: bulls. If the bulls are not in a separate pen, now is the time to separate them fi'om the cow herd and take a good look at their condition. Bulls actually enjoy a solitary life, absent from all the comings and go- ings in the cow herd. Bulls in a bullpen are much easier to monitor and watch while feeding, lest one of them decides to challenge you at the feed bunk. Bull docility often is mentioned as a critical talking point when bulls are bought, but it's often simply accepted once they are unloaded at home. Never trust a bull! That is a story in itself, but the point today is the cur- rent bull inventory and the condition of the bulls. Are the bulls in shape for breed- ing? Once the bulls are turned out to pasture, you have no opportunity to fix a problem. Every time a bull fails to settle a cow, more than 50 pounds of production is lost, never to reach the pocketbook. Simply put, if a cow does not get bred when she expresses estrus the first time and conceives to the next ovulation 21 days later, and the benchmark for summer average daily gain is 2.5 pounds per day, then those 21 days of lost gain are a toss of more than 50 pounds. Bulls that are underconditioned, overconditioned, underweight and lackluster need to be dealt with now. The penalty is low fertility and open COWS. Bull functionality is best gauged by simply monitoring body condi- tion. Bull conditioning is a fine line between improving body condition without adding fat, in other words "'getting in shape," which is a balance of activity and proper nutrition. The challenge is preparing bulls to go from a relatively docile, frisky life of sitting in a pen, eating, to breeding several cows upon turnout with no warmup period. The key to meeting the nutritional requirements of bulls is to know their mature weight be- cause bulls continue to grow throughout their breeding yem's, most likely up to 5 years of age. Essentially, the bulls need to con- sume just less than 2 percent of their body weight to hold even while con- Bulls that are un- derconditioned, overconditioned, underweight and lackluster need to be dealt with now. The penalty is low fertility and open COWS. suming good hay that is at least green. Just to maintain weight, a: 1.700-pound bull needs a daily intake of 33 pounds of dry matter that is 7 percent protein and 46 percent total digestible nutrients (TDN) 2,000-pound mature bull needs a daily intake of 37 pounds of dry matter that is 7 percent protein and 46 percent TDN 2,300-pound mature bull needs a daily intake of 45 pounds of dry matter that is 7 percent protein and 46 percent TDN If the bull's body condition has slipped, improving the forage quality to 50 percent TDN and increasing the intake by 3 pounds for the lighter bulls and 2 pounds for the 2,300- pound bulls should put on 0.5 pound of gain per day. The key is adequate forage intake. By feeding better-quality hay, bulls should pick up in condition. The Dickinson Research Exten- sion Center overwinters bulls. His- torically, the 2 I/2-year-old bulls have averaged 1,650 to 1,850 pounds in the fall. The 1 1/2-year-old bulls have weighed in at around 1,350 pounds, all with a good condition score of 5 to 7. Reviewing the center bulls through the years - and I must admit to some fudging - the bulls at the cen- ter have gained approximately 300 pounds per year of life. A 1,300- pound yearling bull would be ex- pected to weigh 1,600 pounds as a 2-year-old, 1,900 pounds as a 3-year- old, 2,200 pounds as a 4-year-old and 2 500 pounds as a 5-year-old. The center focuses nutritional in- puts for bulls with a mature weight of 2,000 to 2,300 pounds. Experience would say that bulls should be gain- ing muscle throughout the year, which means between 0.5 and 1 pound a day of gain in body weight to maintain good shape without ex- cessive condition. For many, bulls are not weighed. Bulls are hard on equipment and, in some cases, will not even fit on the scale. Width, neck muscle and shear strength are good indicators that per- haps the bulls should just be left in the pen. So from a practical aspect, body condition and general luster will tell a lot as well. Although the exact body weight may not be known, bulls all should be condition score 5 or better. So project a reasonable weight and feed accordingly. Good grass hay ,,oes a long way, but remember, nutrition is more than energy and protein. Con- sult your nutritionist for input on a complete supplelnent to ensure max- imum bull fertility. Money invested in a good bull does little tor the operation if the bull cannot keep up with the cows. And while one looks at the bulls, do not forget the cows because they, too, should be in that 5 to 6 condition score and have some brightness to them as they await the bull. May you find all your ear tags. The deadline for submitted copy and stories and all ad orders is noon on Fridays. 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