North Dakota Stockmen’s Association’s Spring Roundups scheduled in June
At each meeting a supper and social are included.
The North Dakota Stockmen’s Association will be hosting its 2023 Spring Roundups, “Blazing A Trail” in June at JFort Yates, Turtle Lake, Tappen, Marion, Leeds and Killdeer, North Dakota. The Spring Roundups serve as the organization’s district meetings and will include socials, suppers, informational programs, pie auctions, NDSA Nominating Committee meetings and local brand inspector meetings.
In each location, the brand inspectors meeting begins at 5 p.m., with the social at 5:30 p.m., the supper at 6:30 p.m. and the program and Nominating Committee meeting following. All times are local.
Here are the Roundup details:
District 1 - Leeds
The District 1 Spring Roundup will be June 15 at the Kenner Simmental Ranch Sale Facility, at 5850 57th St. NE, Leeds. The program will include NDSA Executive Vice President Julie Ellingson, who will discuss the recent legislative session, and Dr. Gerald Kitto, who will discuss the bangs testing requirements in North Dakota, cattle identification and the impending over-the-counter antibiotic rule. A long-range shooting challenge fundraiser and trade show are planned.
District 2 - Marion
The District 2 Spring Roundup will be June 13 at the Marion Community Hall, at 303 Main Ave., Marion. The program will include Leiseth, who will discuss the NDSA’s recent work; Ellingson; and North Dakota State University associate professor and Extension beef cattle specialist Dr. Zac Carlson, who will speak on applied beef research.
The District 2 Spring Roundup is being hosted by District Chairman Wade Dally of Montpelier.
District 3 - Tappen
The District 3 Spring Roundup will be held at the Tappen City Hall, at 118 N Main, Tappen, on June 12. The program will include Leiseth; Ellingson; Steele Veterinary Clinic owner Dr. Troy Dutton, who will discuss the over-the-counter antibiotic rule and how to get the most out of vaccinations; and David Wald, a financial adviser who will speak about succession planning.
The District 3 Spring Roundup is being hosted by District Chairman Craig Kemmet of Tappen.
District 4 - Fort Yates
The District 4 Spring Roundup will be June 2 at the Hepper Ranch at 1037 100th St., Fort Yates. The program will include Leiseth; Ellingson; Jerry Wulf of Wulf Cattle, who will talk about the history and future of beef marketing; and NDSA member and local rancher Jonathan Marohl, who will speak on mental health.
District 5 - Killdeer
The District 5 Spring Roundup will be June 16 at the High Plains Community Center, at 470 5th Ave SW, Killdeer. The program will include Leiseth, Ellingson and North Dakota Stockmen’s Foundation President Jeff Schafer, who will discuss the new cattle industry headquarters and the Building Campaign, among other foundation work.
District 6 - Turtle Lake
The District 6 Spring Roundup will be June 6 at The Wildlife Club, located 1 mile east of Turtle Lake. The program will include Leiseth, Ellingson and veterinarians Andrea Schlafman of North Country Veterinary Clinic and Kelly Schaefer of Schaefer Veterinary Clinic, who will speak on current trends and news from veterinarians’ perspectives. A clay shooting activity begins at 3 p.m. with prizes, and proceeds go to the Building Campaign.
The Spring Roundups are free and open to all. For more information, call (701) 223-2522.