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Page 2 i r I .d i ] ill i ill.ll Golden Valley New June 14, 2018 I I," - ' ~ I Karla Rae BEACH - Karla Rae Zimdars, 49, of Beach, passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Dickinson, at St. Luke's after a courageous battle with cancer. Visitation was held from 1 - 3 p.m. on Monday, June 11, at Silha Funeral Home in Beach. A vigil serv- ice was held at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 11, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Beach. Mass of Christian Burial was held at I0 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12, at St. John the Beef Talk By Kris Ringwa]l Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service Baptist Catholic Church with the Rev. Dan Berg officiating. Rite of Zimdars Committal took place i following services. Silha Funeral Home of Beach was entrusted with the arrangements. Karlawas born onAug. 12, 1968, ported and encouraged her nieces in Glendive, Mont to Richard and and nephews in all that they did. Yvette (Stafne) Zimdars. She at- Karla was bigger than life itself and tended Lincoln Elementary School in was loved by and touched the lives Beach and graduated from Beach of everyone she met. High School with the class of 1986. Karla was preceded in death by Karla attended Dawson Community her maternal and fraternal grandpar- College in Glendive on a basketball ents and her brother-in-law Paul Es- scholarship and then transferred to terby. Dickinson State University where Karla is survived by her daughter, she continued her basketball career. Madison; her parents Dick and She graduated from DSU with an ed- Yvette of Beach; her brother, Kevin ucation and coaching degree. Karla (Conda) of Fort Davis, Texas; her then went to work at Home On The sisters, Kim (Kevin) of Dickinson; Range, where she worked until the Kelly Esterby of Poison, Mont.; time of her death. Kathy (Bob) of Helena, Mont.; and Karla became an advocate for the Kerri of Dickinson; her nieces and children she worked with and made nephews whom she loved so dearly: an impact not only in their lives, but Travis,Austin, Clayton, Kyla, Kristi, on the lives of everyone she met. In Christian, Jillian, Shannon and Kea; 2001, her dream of becoming a numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and mother was fulfilled when Madison her Home On The Range family and Jordan was born. Karla found pride special friends. and joy in spending time with Madi- Remembrances and condolences son and guiding her in all of her may be shared with the family at: achievements. She also loved, sup- www.silhafuneralhomes.com. Pest control vital for cattle management Integrated pest management con- cepts that are commonplace for con- trolling crop pests also apply to controlling livestock pests, North Dakota State University Extension livestock and pest management spe- cialists say. Those key concepts for control- ling pests effectively are using the right type of control at the right time for the right duration. "Many North Dakota livestock producers apply pest control prior to pasture turnout, which may be opti- mal for control of some pests but not others," says Miranda Meehan, NDSU Extension livestock environ- mental stewardship specialist. In a recent survey NDSU Exten- sion conducted, North Dakota live- stock producers reported that face and horn flies were the most com- mon and most treated pest on their operations. "Left untreated, these pests can cause significant loss in production," says Gerald Stokka, NDSU Exten- sion veterinarian and livestock stew- ardship specialist. "In the U.S horn flies are estimated to cause an eco- nomic loss of $1 billion annually." Horn flies are grayish and look like small houseflies. Horn flies are biting flies; they spend most of their time on cattle clustered on the ani- mals' head, shoulders and back. Horn flies also can be found on the cattle's belly during warm weather. These blood-sucking flies feed up to 30 times per day. This constant bit- ing causes pain and stress, and can reduce weight gains by as much as 20 pounds. When fly counts reach 200 flies per animal, the "economic threshold" has been reached and ani- mals will have significant weight loss. The life cycle of a horn fly ranges from 10 to 20 days, depending on weather conditions. Populations typ- ically peak in midsummer and early fall. Face flies look like large, dark- colored houseflies-. Face flies: are nonbiting flies that feed on animal secretions, plant nectar and manure liquids. These flies may transmit pathogens responsible for infecting the eye and causing keratoconjunc- tivitis, or "pinkeye," in cattle. The life cycle of a face fly is ap- proximately 21 days. Populations tend to peak in late summer. Horn and face flies typically are not present at pasture turnout and do not reach economic thresholds for applying control until midsummer. "The first step to determining when to apply control is to properly scout pastures and cattle to determine fly type and fly populations," says Patrick Beauzay, a research special- ist in NDSU's Plant Pathology De- partment. "Horn flies typically rest on cattle throughout the day, whereas face flies land on the face of cattle for a meal and then retreat to nearby structures (forages, fences, etc.). Once threshold populations are achieved, control measures can be implemented." . One control method is ear tags containing insecticides that are re- leased slowly into an animal's hair by movement. Ear tags should not be applied until fly populations are near- ing the economic thresholds (typi- cally from mid-June to July). "Read insecticide container labels carefully because recommendations can vary in the number of tags to apply (one or two), age of cattle that can be tagged and chemical class of active ingredient (pyrethroid, organophosphate or a combination)," Beauzay says. Stocking rates among most important decisions for ranchers Cattle are in the pasture, but how many should be there? The answer to that question is the heart of a beef operation. Proper uti- lization of grass is critical. Overutilization will impact the plant community negatively; under- utilization impacts the plant commu- nity by not allowing for the proper stimulation of plant growth. The an- swer relates to what is the proper stocking rate for a given pasture. Miranda Meehan, NDSU Exten- sion livestock environmental stew- ardship specialist, says, "Setting the stocking rate is one of the most im- portant decisions that ranchers or land managers make. The stocking rate is the number of specific kinds and classes of animals grazing or using a unit of land for a specific time period. "Regardless of which grazing management system is employed, vegetation type grazed or kind and class of livestock involved, stocking rate has the largest impact on the health of the grassland resource and animal performance of all manage- ment tools available," she adds. The stocking rate discussion be- comes a discussion of carrying ca- pacity. "When setting the stocking rate, knowing the carrying capacity of the pasture is critical," Meehan notes. "Carrying capacity is a measure of how much forage a grazing unit has and is able to produce in an average year. The carrying capacity is the maximum stocking rate possible that is consistent with maintaining or im- proving forage production and vege- tation composition, and other related resources." Determining carrying capacity is not simple. However, the time pro- ducers take to better understand how 110 The better the understanding and accept- ance of the information that calculates the stocking rate, the less likely a producer is going to arbitrarily adjust the number of cow-calf pairs turned into a pasture and/or the period of time they will be in a pasture carrying capacity is determined is "Carrying capacity is also defined very beneficial. A visit with a range as the amount of forage available for specialist to get a broader under- grazing animals, expressed as the standing ofmajorlandresource areas number of available animal unit and ecological sites is helpful, but in months, or number of animal units the end, the correct answer to just grazed for one month," Meehan ex- how many cattle are turned out and plains. how long they will be grazing a set So how does one actually bring the pasture is critical, vast amount of knowledge known re- The better the understanding and garding grazing systems and stocking acceptance of the information that rate to a practical level? Meehan an- calculates the stocking rate, the less swers the question. likely a producer is going to arbitrar- "The most accurate way to calcu- ily adjust the number of cow-calf late carrying capacity is to calculate pairs turned into a pasture and/or the forage production using the clip-and- period of time they will be in a pas- weigh method," she says. "This ture. method requires the harvesting of The temptation to simply look at standing forage at a given time to pro- the waving grass, open the gate and dict available forage. The available come back later to adjust the number forage is measured by hand clipping of cattle is not good. Do not give in to and weighing plots within a grazing quick thoughts, but rather come to ap- unit." preciate the amount of current and The process is a valuable tool as historical information involved in the cow-calf producers prepare for the evaluation of ecological sites and summer's grazing season. summer forage availability, and cor- "To ensure the health of your graz- rectly calculate the number of cattle, ing resources, it is important that the The number of cattle is converted stocking rate does not exceed the car- to animal unit months for proper cal- rying capacity," Meehan stresses. culation of full-season grazing plans. "Although these calculations are Warm-season annuals may be Much of North Dakota remains A planting risk is that weeds, in- dry, and forage for livestock still is a cluding foxtails, will emerge simul~ huge concern, taneously, resulting in competition "Spotty showers and storms have and stunted stands of millet. given some localities some needed While not a choice for horses, moisture, while much of western and sorghum and sudangrass hybrids north-central North Dakota remains have the advantages of a larger seed, critically dry," says JohnDhuyvetter .:ir greater competitiveness and deeper North Dakota State' University Ex-' rooting, Dhuyvetter says. These by- tension livestock systems specialist brids may be sown up to 1.25 inches at the North Central Research Exten- deep. sion Center near Minot. "Options re- Recommended seeding rates main for planting some summer when drilled in solid stands are 20 to annual forage crops where moisture 30 pounds per acre. With moisture, is adequate for emergence or rain fertility and warm temperatures, they may still come." have robust growth and high yield Good choices for warm-season potential. plantings include hay millets, forage Haying should be timed at head soirghum and sudangrass hybrids, he emergence or when the plants are 4 notes, to 5 feet tall. As a coarse-stemmed, Fine-seeded hay millets are eco- leafy plant, these hybrids are difficult nomical to plant at about 15 pounds to cure to acceptable haying moisture of seed per acre, but they must be without low humidity and intense seeded shallowly, at 1/2 to 3/4 inch sun. Cut these crops with a mower deep, and likely will require precipi- conditioner that crushes and crimps tation for germination and emer- the stalks. gence. Dhuyvetter suggests that consider- The millets are finer-stemmed ing the potential for continued than forage sorghums, allowing for drought, plant stress and possible ni- faster dry-down and easier haying. If trate accumulation, producers should cut at early heading, forage quality apply modest rates of nitrogen unless and palatability generally are good, soil tests indicate adequate fertility. with crude protein at 8-plus percent and total digestible nutrients at about 58 percent. "Insurance Term Life Insurance Universal Life Insurance Fixed Annuities Index Annuities IRAs Long-Term Care Ins. Bruce Ross Central Ave. South, Beach, ND (701) 872-4461 (office) (Across from Bank of the West) (701) 872-3075 (home) HOW TO SHARE YOUR VIEWS We welcome letters to the editor concerning issues of area interest or regarding stories and editorials that have bean published. Letters should be limited to 400 words: Guest columns or opinion-editorials longer in length are also welcome. A writer can have only one letter or column regarding the same subject published in a 30-day time period, unless the writer is responding to a new aspect of an issue that has been raised. Letters and columns are a way to encourage public discussion. Thank-you letters and invitations cannot be published as letters to the editor, but can be formatted as advertisements. Please include your name, address and phone number on your letter or column so that we can contact you. Your address and phone number will not be published. Golden Valley News/Billings County Pioneer, p.o. Box 156, Beach, N.D. 58621; goldenandbillings@gmail.com , ~ "~, r I I I ~ I IHI Ill I I IIII I I I forage option He recommends 50 to 60 pounds of nitrogen and 15 pounds of phospho- rous. He also advises testing forages with low production and poor plant development before feeding them to livestock. Sorghum hybrids can be g zed, but preferably, producers should wait to turn cattle out onto the fields until the plants are 18 to 24 inches in height. "Whether hayed or grazed, they are likely to regrow under favorable conditions for subsequent grazing," Dhuyvetter says. He adds that an alternative to hay- ing or grazing a sorghum stand is to windrow it prior to frost and stockpile it for late-season swath grazing. For more information on planting and harvesting warm-season forages, contact Dhuyvetter at 701-857-7682 or john.dhuyvetter@ndsu.edu, or visit https://tinyurl.com/NDSU-Warm- SeasonGrasses. Golden Valley News P.O. Box 156, Beach, ND 58621 (U.S.P,S. Pub. No. 221-280) The Golden Valley News is pub- lished each Thursday, 22 Central Ave Suite 4, Beach, ND 58621 by Nordmark Publishing. Periodicals postage paid at Beach, ND and addi- tional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Golden Valley News, P.O. Box 156, Beach, ND 58621. Please allow two to three weeks for new subscriptions, renewal of ex- pired subscriptions and for address changes. Contact Information Phone: 701-872-3755 Fax: 701-872-3756 Emaih goldenandbillings@gmail.com Subscriptions: 1 year. $34 Golden Valley County 1 year: $38 elsewhere in North Dakota 1 year: $42 out-of-state and snowbirds 9 months: $25 In-state college rate The Golden Valley News is a proud member of the North Dakota Newspaper Association. All content is copyrighted. Established Aug. 15, 1919. complicated, through the help of modem computer skills, these aver- ages are easier to get, and certainly through the assistance of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) or NDSU Extension, through their local offices, the needed i' information can be gathered up and ." reviewed." She adds: "A variety of factors can , influence the amount of forage avail- able for livestock consumptions, in- . cluding precipitation and management. Many producers are . seeing a decline in forage production as a result of the 2017 drought. It is important that they are adjusting their !. stocking rates to prevent overgrazing, resulting in further loss in forage pro- ', duction." ", NDSU Extension has developed a ', set of grazing management tools: , "Determining Carrying Capacity , and Stocking Rates for Range and Pasture in North Dakota," a publica- tion (http://tinyurl.corn/CarryingCa- , pacityStockingRates) "NDSU Extension Range and Forage Production Sample Kits," a . p u b 1 i c a t i o n (https://tinyurl.corn/NDSU-Range- ,i SampleKits) NDSU Grazing Calculator app, which is available for Android and Apple devices in the Google Play store (https://tinyurl.com/Google- '. NDSUgrazingapp) and Apple App Store (https://tinyurl.corn/apple-ND- SUgrazingapp). The ultimate goal: a healthy plant ; community for grazing. May you find all your ear tags. 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 50 years. 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