DL News Staff
Conventional and alternative breeding and gestation management are the focus of Pork Checkoff-funded Swine Training Programs scheduled for July in Waseca and Morris. Breeding and Gestation Management will be July 27-28 at the University of Minnesota Southern Research and Outreach Center, Waseca. Alternative Breeding and Gestation Management will be July 31-Aug. 1 at the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center, Morris.
Judging for this year 4-H Demonstration and Food Revue Day is Friday July 14, at the Washington Square Mall, 12:30-5 p.m. The public is welcome to come watch the young 4-Hers in Becker County wow and amaze you with their talent. You will even get some free recipes! Come out and show your support for 4-H youth in Becker County! 4-H Clothing Construction & Fashion Revue Day Judging for 4-H Clothing Construction and Fashion Revue day is Tuesday July 18, at the Washington Square Mall, 12:30-5:30 p.m. The public is welcome to come and watch the young 4-Hers in Becker County.
U.S. cattle and calves on feed in major feedlots totaled 11.2 million head June 1. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported this was 4 percent above a year ago, and 5 percent above June 2004.This is the second highest June 1 inventory since 1996. Feedlot placements during May totaled 1.91 million head, down 14 percent from a year ago, and 19 percent below 2004. Fed cattle marketing during May totaled 2.17 million head, up 9 percent from 2005 and 7 percent higher than 2004.
Energy prices remain on everyone's minds, although not necessarily the No. 1 item on the list. Still, it is near the top as we enter the heart of summer and you'd like to be outside enjoying the weather before fall comes along to change amber fields of grain into blackened fields. Not to pour cold water on your thoughts, but snow could be flying in three months, and those furnaces running again. A Fargo television station reported late Thursday that Minnesota resorts are registering steady business, with even first-time visitors checking in for vacations.
The U.S. Farm Service Agency is reminding participants in the 2006 farm program to report their acreages. The reporting is mandatory in order to receive the market assistance loan, loan deficiency eligibility, CRP payment, direct and counter cyclical program payment and non-insured assistance benefits. The reporting deadline for spring-seeded crops is July 17 at county FSA offices.
Producers still have time to vaccinate their livestock against anthrax, North Dakota State University Extension Service veterinarian Charlie Stoltenow says. The region's first anthrax case of the season has been found in northwestern Minnesota. Six of the cattle in a 17-head herd have died from the disease. The herd had not been vaccinated. Stoltenow said this is a little early for anthrax to appear. It usually doesn't surface until about July 1. The anthrax vaccine is very effective and safe, according to Stoltenow. It will not cause anthrax in animals and is not dangerous to humans.
April 19, 1923-July 1, 2006 Former Detroit Lakes resident Sylvia B. Grose, 83, of Prescott, Ariz., died Saturday, July 1, at her residence. Sylvia B. Grose was born to Ernest and Melvina (Loock) Vorwerk on April 19, 1923 in Parshall, N.D. As a young girl, she moved with her family to Detroit Lakes, where she attended school. In 1941 she moved to California, where she finished her education, and also worked in an airplane manufacturing plant in support of World War II. On April 27, 1946, Sylvia married Alden F. Grose in Yuma, Ariz.
Sept. 18, 2000-June 30, 2006 Jarred J. "Bud" Auginaush, 5, of Naytahwaush, Minn., died Friday, June 30, 2006, in Naytahwaush, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile-bicycle accident. Jarred James Auginaush was born to Sarah Auginaush and Jerome Neeland on Sept. 18, 2000, in Bemidji. He lived in Naytahwaush and attended Head Start. Jarred was one of a kind, and always such a joy to be with. It could be the worst day and he had a way to make it your best. Bud always had such unique phrases to say. He loved to dance and rap for his family.
Michael McConnell thinks Americans don't understand the true cost of the conflict in Iraq. "For most Americans, the war looks like a video game rather than the grim reality that it is," said McConnell, a regional director for the American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker group that promotes peace. McConnell devised an exhibit, "Eyes Wide Open: The Human Cost of War," to fight American indifference. The traveling display features one pair of combat boots for every American soldier killed in Iraq.