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July 13, 2012
Staff , Pierce County Tribune

Veterinary inspectors are now available to do Bang's disease eradication work in Pierce County. This work is done at no expense to the owners.

Bang's disease, commonly known as contagious abortion, when present in a herd causes great financial loss. The symptoms are premature birth of calf, retained afterbirth, and many non-breeding cows.

Any and all workers may have their cattle tested. Owners of herds showing one or more of the above symptoms are advised to do so. Application for the test may be made at the County Agent's office, or from Dr. Geo H. Davidson, local veterinarian.

The farm of Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Johnson of Fillmore has been selected as the top conservation farm in the North Central Soil Conservation District in this year's Conservation Achievement Program.

The Johnson farm scored high in protecting the cropland with tree planting along the stubble mulch fallow, also management of tame and native pastures. Johnson and his brother, George, specialize in raising certified potatoes for seed in other areas.

Mr. and Mrs. Johnson will be given statewide recognition at a banquet to be held in Grand Forks in November.

The Rugby Jaycees are sponsoring their first annual rodeo Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18 at the Rugby Fairgrounds.

The rodeo begins each night at 7 p.m. with competitions in bull riding, team roping, calf roping, saddle bronc, bareback, barrel racing, bull dogging and breakaway (women's calf roping) events.

The rodeo is sanctioned by Northern Plains and will feature Jim Johnson, the feature announcer of the National High School Rodeo finals the past four years. Johnson was also the backup announcer for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association finals in Las Vegas this year.

The rodeo will feature the bucking horse of the year named by the National Association of Rodeo Cowboys.

Brother Taylor and his wife, Vicki, will also perform. Vicki performs tricks while Brother Taylor is a bullfighter.

A barbecue will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday night at the fairgrounds.



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