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Section B -- Times Leader, Thursday, July 2, 2015 ummer arm Boreen, Matthew Franklin of Spahiu, Alexandro of Fort Worth, Fargo, ND, Speeding Violations TX, Speeding Violations Bowen, Dean Mark of East Grand Spieker, Kami Suzanne of Forks, MN, Disregarded Traffic Aberdeen, SD, Speeding Violations Control Device Stadlman, Jared Leigh of Oakes, Froelich, Joshua Peter of ND, Speeding Violations Bismarck, ND, Disregarded Traffic Tschosik, Darnell Daniel of Control Device Strasburg, ND, Speeding Violations Galvan, Reyna Y of Donnybrook, Wanous, Amy Lynn of Mansfield, ND, Speeding Violations; Failure to SD, Speeding Violations Register Motor Vehicle Anderson, Ronald Joseph of Haase, Matthew Allyn of Gwinner, ND, Operator Failed to Ellendale, ND, Speeding Violations Wear Seat Belt Hess, Julie Lynn of Jud, ND, Arp, Justin Alexander of Speeding Violations Cogswell, ND, Speeding Violations Leuenberger, William J of Edwards, John Charles of Hecla, Lincoln, NE, Speeding Violations SD, Speeding Violations Otto, Thomas Steven of Gusaas, Jeremy Gene of Ellendale, Wimbledon, ND, Speeding ND, Speeding Violations Violations Gwartney, Ronda Loy of Gwinner, Pritchert, Ronald Dean of ND, Speeding Violations Bismarck, ND, Speeding Violations McHan;y, Dale Franklin of Oakes, Schaefer, George A of Ellendale, ND, Operator Failed to Wear Seat ND, Speeding Violations; Front Seat Belt Occupants Not Belted BISMARCK - North Dakota's state veterinarian says the state's first reported case of anthrax this year should prompt livestock producers to take action to protect their animals from the disease, especially in areas with a past history of the disease. The case was confirmed Friday aftemoon at the North Dakota State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. "Anthrax has been confirmed in a Grand Forks County beef cow," said Dr. Susan Keller. "Producers should consult with their veterinarians to make sure the vaccination schedule for their animals is up to date." Effective anthrax vaccines are readily available, but it takes about a week for immunity to be established, and it must be administered annually. Keller also said producers should monitor their herds for unexplained deaths and report them to their veterinarians. Anthrax has been most frequently reported in northeast, southeast and south central North Dakota, but it has been found in almost every part of the state." "With the precipitation we have had, to occur," Keller said. A few anthrax cases are reported in North Dakota almost every year. In 2005, however, more than 500 confirmed deaths from anthrax were reported with total losses estimated at more than 1,000 head. The dead animals included cattle, bison, hors- es, sheep, llamas and farmed deer and elk. An anthrax factsheet is availablq , on the North Dakota Department of Agriculture website at ndda/disease/anthrax. Anthrax is caused by the bacte- ria Bacillus anthracis. The bacterial spores can lie dormant in the ground for decades and become active under ideal conditions; such as heavy rain- fall, flooding and drought. Animals are exposed to the disease when they graze or consume forage or water contaminated with the' spores. conditions are right for the disease By l'isitors may not be aware of the dangers on the farm or ranch. Safety never should be taken for granted on any farm or ranch. And even more so when guests arrive, so plan ahead. There is nothing like a nice sum- mer evening as family and friends are gathered for relaxation out in the country. The noise and busyness are removed, leaving some time for just being. Growing up on a farm or ranch seemed to be the norm and something everyone did. At least that was the thinking for all those kids who grew up in the middle of the last century. Granted, not everyone wanted to stay on the home place, but regardless of where life led, the memories of those carefree days are real. But times have changed, and today, most kids do not have the opportunity to explore and reach out to nature as farm and ranch kids did in the past. If I were to speculate, when I graduated from high school in the early '70S, most of the graduating classes from the many rural communities were 80-plus perceot country kids. Today, those numbers are probably reversed. I do not know the real numbers, but that is not important. What is important is the fact that many, manS/ children today grow up in a city or urban environment with little contact or interaction with the farms and ranches of yesterday. The stark real- ity: Even if a child is growing up on a modem farm or ranch, the com- plexities of today's agriculture often prohibit much involvement. Instead, those "country kids" are pretty urban- friendly. That is simply a statement of today's world. But those cherished farms and ranches still exist, and the Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service trip back is still an opportunity. But a big caution sign needs to be inplace. The urbanized child is not farm or ranch savvy. Child safety is a huge concern because when a child d es not ,grow up. in a rural environ- ment, the many survival traits of rural ;IT 'i ' , 3/0uth are missing. Growing up, we buzzed around cows and bulls and pigs and chickens and tractors and drills and about any other obstacle that would be around. Our skate parks were cow paths and the ramps simply cliffs. In fact, even back then, the arrival of the city cous- ins was always a bit challenging. The story goes that it really was my own cousins who chased several pigs to death on a hot summer afternoon. Catching them was much like the centennial greased pig chase, only in this case, the pigs were in a pasture supposedly gaining weight for mar- ket. Those city kids just did not know. Today, I am not so sure greased pig catching is even allowed. The last one I was at was decades ago in Columbus, and the pigs must have weighed in just shy of 200 pounds. Greased, no one was going to catch them. I do remem- ber an awful lot of people piled up behind the pickup, a lot of noise, some strong squealing and eventually three pigs leaving a pile of people in the middle of Main Street with noth- ing to do. The "good old days" were real. But how many children today would know how to catch a pig? I can remember handing the city cousins a bucket of feed for 30 troughs and they always would put the whole bucket in one trough. And they wouldn't even spread out the grain. Those city cousins had no con- cept of how to feed a herd. And then there was the stud. Colts were always pretty nice, but the same could not be said for the stud. Or the boar, the bull, the ram or maybe even the rooster. One simply knew: Do not go in the stud pen. But those city kids, no, they just climbed over the fence like a bunch of lemmings following one after the other over a cliff. Retrieval ;/ls always successful but not fun. Today, these memories only serve as strong reminders that those sum- mer visitors are pre .tly naive when it comes to farm and ranch safety. Constant monitoring of not only the little tykes, but their parents as well, is necessary. As equipment has gotten larger, there is no room for errors and certainly not for passengers and wan- nabe farmers. Equipment operators often are not used to company, and standing in what seemed to be a safe place is not safe if the operator does not know you are there. Today is not a day to overreact, but it's certainly a day to contemplate the arrival of summer guest and draw up a plan for everyone's safety. Perhaps simply shutting down for the day, pulling the keys, locking up the shop and making sure the, pen gates are all secure would be a good practice. Prepare for summec family and guests and do not expect, as the "good old days" flashbacks set in, that the next generation has any com- mon sense on how to herd cows, shut gates, watch out for the bull, catch a calf or even why there are sharp barbs on the wire fence. Think safety first. May you find all your ear tags. Your comments always are wel- come at For more information, contact the NDBCIA office, 1041 State Ave., Dickinson, ND, 58601, or go to http://wpvw.CHAPS2000:com on the Intemet. 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