By Tyler Trieglaff

Notes from the Chief

Notes from the Farm…Cow number 60 has had her baby so that leaves 11 to go. The actual number would be 4, but we bought 8 more pregnant cows to keep our number closer to 70.

One of those heifers is open so she went into the pre-fat pen and will be on your dinner plate this fall sometime. The numbers I have show that we calved 82 percent of our cows in the first three weeks of calving season.  

This correlates with a very high number of cows being covered in the first heat cycle last July when we put the bulls in. This is a very important factor on a beef operation as it keeps the calves in a similar age range which will keep them more consistent come sale day 7-8 months from now. With the two we lost there are 58 calves running around with 55 percent heifers and 45 percent bulls (now steers after we band them at birth).  

The bull testing went well with four of our five bulls passing with a satisfactory rating and one failing miserably. He will go down the road and by the time you read this hopefully we will have a replacement picked out. The issue is that most breeding bull sales are over and I did not bid on any last week at the Perham sales barn. I did make contact with a farmer about an hour away so we will see what happens. We have been using mainly Simmental bulls the last few years and we are very happy with the calves we are getting.  

Our cows are a mixed bunch of Hereford and Angus crosses with now some young Simmental heifers having their first calves. Next year, we will need to cycle out a few more bulls so I’m not sure what breeds of bulls we will look for. Have a nice week!

Friday, May 10

11:54 a.m. Report of someone camping in the woods by the campground. Officer talked with a male who started walking the scenic trail by Lake Winne about two weeks ago. All was fine and he was allowed to be on his way.

6:19 p.m. Traffic stop with warning for no licensed drivers and unlicensed vehicle.

7:32 p.m. Traffic stop for stop sign violation.

7:36 p.m. Ongoing issues between tenants in an apartment building. Nothing illegal occurring, more of a landlord/tenant issue.

9:54 p.m. Traffic stop for speeding. 

Saturday, May 11

3:22 p.m. Officer saw two ATV’s tearing it up on a gravel road which was creating a huge cloud of dust. As the officer approached the area he saw a mother heading in the same direction and she was none too happy. Officer let mom handle the discipline issue. 

5:34 p.m. Assist with a medical.

11:55 p.m. Noise complaint with a small gathering of adults playing music too loud. Music was turned off and people moved inside.

Sunday, May 12

1:10 a.m. Local resident from the county reporting that his dog went missing.

3:34 p.m. Resident was burning leaves not in a fire ring. Fire was put out.

Monday, May 13

12 a.m. Officer located a business with an open garage door. Employee contacted and secured the building.

8:45 a.m. Traffic stop for stop sign violation.

9 a.m. Officer documented 9 city ordinance violations.  

12:29 p.m. Assist with a firearms background check.

7:48 p.m. Vehicle unlock.

6:56 p.m. Suspicious activity between several parties regarding a camper and trash in a business parking lot. Items were removed and cleaned up.

9:25 a.m. Traffic stop for speeding.

10:11 a.m. Assist school staff with a drug interdiction dog at the high school.

10:45 a.m. Assist with a welfare check/attempt to locate a female from Detroit Lakes that may be in Frazee.  

3:34 p.m. Resident requesting extra patrol in the mornings before school as their kids are waiting for the bus.

5:46 p.m. Report of a domestic incident between husband and wife.

6 p.m. Welfare check on a juvenile child.

11:15 p.m. Officer found an open door on a garage on school property. Baseball team arrived home and secured the building.  

11:21 p.m. Traffic stop for no headlights.

Wednesday, May 15

9:21 a.m. Traffic stop for stop sign violation.

9:26 p.m. Traffic stop for speeding.

12:55 p.m. Welfare check requested by a female. Female also stated her ex had been contacting her in violation of a court order. Female would not state where she was or what part of the county she was in. Female eventually hung up on the officer.

3:15 p.m. Assist high school with a vehicle that was in the bus parking lot.

Thursday, May 16

1:21 p.m. Background check for landlord.

2:16 p.m. Attempt warrant arrest. Unable to locate.

3:45 p.m. Assist with a medical.

3:46 p.m. Assist with locating a parent who was late to pick up his child from the bus stop in DL.