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Page 2 Golden Valley News November 21, 2013 Beef Talk By Kris Ringwall Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service Peggy Justesen BEACH - Peggy Justesen, 74, of Beach passed away on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at the Wibaux County Nursing Home in Wibaux, Mont. Visitation was from 1-5 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home in Beach. A Rosary was re- cited at 10:20 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Beach. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Beach with Celebrant the Rev. Daniel Berg and Deacon Don Nistler officiating. Rite of Com- mittal followed services at the Beach City Cemetery. Silvernale- Silha Funeral Home of Beach was entrusted with arrangements. Peggy was born on March 18, 1939, in Flasher, a daughter of Bernard and Regina (Bachmeier) Hartman. She was raised on a farm near Shields and educated in the local schools. She worked in the Selfridge Grocery Store and later moved to Beach to work at the Fire- stone Store for a period of time. Peggy later became a longtime em- ployee of Montana Dakota Utilities until closing their office in Beach. Peggy met and later married Einar Justesen on Dec. 1, 1961, at St. John's Catholic Church in Beach where they had resided since. To this union four children were born, Lana, Cheryl, Dana and Beth. Peggy was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Beach, St. Ann's Guild and the American Legion Auxiliary. Peggy loved knitting, quilting and crochet- ing. She was also a wonderful cook and baker who could put an excel- lent meal together in a short period of time. She was well known for her caramel rolls, pies and home- made noodles. Peggy was a won- derful mother to all her children. Peggy was preceded in death by her loving husband, Einar Justesen in December 2012; one daughter, Lana; her parents and one brother, Victor Hartman. Peggy is survived by her three daughters, Cheryl Justesen of Beach, Dana (Jerry) Irons of Au- rora, Colo.; and Beth Justesen of Beach; one brother, Norman Hart- man of Raleigh; two sisters, Ann Kraft of Selfridge, and Bernadette Schaffer of Selfridge; one grand- daughter, Jessica Irons of Aurora, and numerous nieces and nephews. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at: www.silvernale-silhafuneral- home .com. N.D.'s federal Marketplace enrollment re .00ased Fall cattle exams can tell the story 6.5 percent rate is more typical. Given the disappointment that the open rate was a little high, one can- not help but be extremely pleased with the first-cycle conception rates. As was experienced last year, those 72 cows that the center is breeding in August have good first-cycle con- ception rates. Cattle reproduction is not simple, but there are several ways to meas- ure or identify a positive or negative influence on herd production. Keep in mind that the number of cows calving in the first 21 days of the calving season only evaluates those cows that calved or are pregnancy checked in the fall as pregnant. The CHAPS benchmarks have been presented yearly as composite five-year rolling values and provide the industry with some typical val- ues to evaluate individual producer operations. The CHAPS bench- marks for the number of calves born within the first 21 days of the calv- ing season is 63.4 percent. In look- ing back to last year, 89.2 percent of the cows at the center calved within the first 21 days of the May through June calving season. The bulls were turned out on Aug. 1, 2012, and the start of the calving season was set at May 10, which was 283 days following bull turnout. May 31 was considered the end of the first 21 days of the calv- ing season. The center certainly was anxious Last week, one set of 72 beef cows came off the pasture and was brought home to the Dickinson Re- search Extension Center ranch head- quarters. The cows' trip through the chute was fast. Their average weight was 1,482 pounds, with a condition score of 5.3. Of those that were pregnant, 55 are projected to calve in the first 21 days of the calving season, starting on May 10, 2014. The remaining I0 pregnant cows are projected to calve in the second 21-day calving period. Of those cows that are pregnant, 85 percent are projected to calve in the first 21 days of the calving season. Is that a good number? Well, the CHAPS benchmark average is a lit- tle more than 63 percent for those herds that are enrolled in the North Dakota Beef Cattle Improvement Association. There alwa)'s are good and not so good breeding seasons. However, since the center has been breeding in August for May calving, the breeding seasons have been good. Some would say, "Knock on wood," while others would say, "I told you so." However, the fact is that the cows are breeding well in late summer. Not all is perfect because seven of the cows were open. If the cows are going to breed, it seems like they breed quickly and those that don't breed quickly simply don't breed. In reality, the number of opens is greater than one would want, but it is indicative of a major problem. The cows were exposed to the bulls for approximately 45 days (Aug. 1 to mid-September). The open rate was 9.7 percent, while the CHAPS benchmark would suggest a St. Joseph's to hold memorial service ones who have died, this non-de- nominational memorial service pro- vides an opportunity for remembrance, reflection, healing and celebration of life through scrip- ture, music and inspirational read- BISMARCK - North Dakota In- surance Commissioner Adam Hamm on Nov. 8 released informa- tion on the number of North Dakotans who have enrolled in a health insurance plan via North Dakota's federally-facilitated Mar- ketplace. The three insurance companies doing business in the Marketplace - Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, Medica Insurance Company and Sanford Health Plan - had 30 en- rollments as of Friday, Nov. 1. Addi- tionally, reports to Hamm from these three companies indicate that 35,585 people are or will be losing their ex- isting health insurance policies due to changes being made to comply with the Affordable Care Act. Sheriff's report Golden Valley County Sheriff's Department report for October: - Calls in the city of Beach: agency assists, fire, 1; agency assists, med- ical, 5; animal problem, 1; assault, 1; citizen assist,3; dead body, 1; downed lines, 1; driving under suspension, 1; DUI alcohol or drugs, 1; failed to have driver's license in possession, 1; found property, 1; juvenile problem, 1; lost property, 2; public nuisance, animal, 1; reckless driver, 1; runaway juvenile, 1; speeding, 8; speeding in a school zone, 1; stray animal, 1; sus- picious person, circumstance, 1; theft, 2; traffic violation, 1; unauthorized use of vehicle, 1; violation of re- straining order, 1; welfare check, 1. - Call in the county: agency as- sists, medical, 2; animal problem, 1; care required, 1; drove wrong way on one way road, 1; DUI alcohol or drugs, 4; failed to have driver's li- cense in possession, 1; juvenile prob- lem, 1; motorist assist, 2; reckless driver, 2; speeding, 21; suspicious person, circumstance, 2; traffic haz- ard with damage, 2; traffic hazard, 1; traffic hazard, cattle, 3; trespassing, 1; welfare check, 1. Please support your local merchants "The Department requested this data to get an understanding of what is occurring in the Marketplace and to gather information for state offi- cials and policyholders," Hamm said. North Dakotans who are receiv- ing notices indicating cancellation, non-renewal or discontinuation of policies should be aware of their op- tions. Individuals and businesses can contact the health insurance companies directly, work through an insurance agent or attempt to log on to the Marketplace website at HealthCare.gov once it is function- ing properly. They can also call 1- 800-318-2596 to contact the Marketplace. Open enrollment for 2014 runs through March 31,2014. STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA 218 Airport Road Bismarck, ND Thurs., Dec. 5, 2013 11:00 a.m. For a complete list of vehicles check out our web site at: www.dotnd.gov or call (701) 328-1434 (Northern Auction Inc. -Lic. #199 & #464) To request accommodations for disabilities, language, and/or translations, contact E. Diane Laub, NDDOT, 701-328-2576 or dlaub@nd.gov or 1TY 711, ASAR. St. Joseph's Hospital and Health Center's Heartland Hospice will present Light Up A Life Community Memorial Service on Sunday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m., at Hillside Baptist Church, 1123 10th St. East, Dickin- son. ings. A reception will immediately Celebrating the live; of loved follow the service. Do You Know Someone with Hearing 8,, Vision Loss.:' Does it make calling friends and family difficult .... Contact us to discuss FREE telecommunications options iCanConnect 800.865.4728 www.ndipat.org ii!il Friday, Nov. 22: Saturday, Nov. 23: Muggli Brothers Inc. High Quality Animal Feed 3/4 cake - ideal for feeding on range 3/8 pellet - excellent bunk feed Both are 50% hay-50% grain Will deliver? Call for details 406-234-5312 or 406-232-5312 to see if the excellent early concep- tion rate would repeat. Now that the cows are home and pregnancy checked, once again the cows have bred in a very timely fashion. The conversion of the center's cows to the May calving program was ac- complished by maintaining the cur- rent cows while culling open or late COWS. Maybe there are some cows that do not breed well in August, which may account for the increase in the number of open cows this year. However, that probably will remain an unanswered question until the center has more data. In reality, those cows that do not breed well are self-eliminated in any beef cat- tle SYstem, and the same would be true for those breeding in August. Even though the numbers are limited to the center's data, it still is remarkable that breeding cows in August and early September, fol- lowed by calving in May and early June, is doable. The fact that the cows bred quickly is the point. That is a plus and certainly worth dis- cussing. Golden Valley News P.O. Box 158, Beach, ND 58621 (U.S.P.S. Pub. No. 221-280) Staff: Richard Volesky, editor/ reporter, and Jane Cook, office and news assistant. The Golden Valley News is pub- lished each Thursday, 22 Central Ave., Suite 1, 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 Email: goldenandbillings@ gmail.com Subscriptions: 1 year: $34 Golden Valley County 1 year: $38 elsewhere in North Dakota 1 year: $42 out-of-stata and snowbirds 9 months: $25 In-stata college rate The Golden Valley News is a proud member of the North Dakota Newspaper Association. All content is copyrighted. Again, for those cows having conceived within 21 days of bull turnout, there is at least a 22 percent advantage for the cows that will calve or are projected to calve based on this fall's ultrasound pregnancy exam, compared with the long-term CHAPS benchmarks. If this trend continues, it would be a very positive effect of later calving. That trait alone should keep beef producers pondering if later calving would fit into their opera- tion. Good reproduction does not off- set the weight gain of a calf born 60 days earlier. Mid-March and April- born calves are heavier because of their age. More pounds means more dollars. There also are other ques- tions such as bull fertility during late-summer high temperatures. However, at least for a couple of years, the cows are coming home pregnant and then calving well. However, the challenge remains, which is managing lighter-weight, weaned calves with enough gain through backgrounding to achieve sufficient operational dollars. May you find all your ear tags. ABBREVIATED NOTICE OF INTENT TO AMEND ADMINISTRATIVE RULES relating to ND.A.C. Chapter 75-02-01.3, Child Care Assistance North Dakota Department of Human Services will hold a public hearing to address proposed changes to the N.D. Admin. Code. Room 212 Second Floor Judicial Wing State Capitol, Bismarck Mon., Dec. 16, 2013 10:00 a.m. CT Copies of the proposed rules are available for review at county social services offices and human service centers. Copies of the proposed rules and the regulatory analysis relating to these rules may be requested by telephoning (701) 328-2311. Written or oral data, views, or arguments may be entered at the hearing or sent to: Rules Administrator, North Dakota Department of Human Services, State Capitol - Judicial Wing, 600 East Boulevard Ave., Dept. 325, Bismarck, ND 58505-0250. Written data, views, or arguments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 26,2013. If you plan to attend the hearing and will need special facilities or assistance relating to a disability, please contact the Department of Human Services at the above telephone number or address at least two weeks prior to the hearing. Dated this 8th day of November, 2013. The Golden Valley Soil Conservation District, NDSU Extension Service - Golden Valley County, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service would like to thank the sponsors who contributed to our 2013 Women in Ag Day - Wheat, Women & Wine! 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