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The amount of water livestock need depends on the type of animal and stage of production, with requirements often doubling during hot weather.
Cattle producers who lost calves in the April 2022 snow storms -- especially in western North Dakota where drought or dry conditions persist -- say the government's Livestock Indemnity Program needs update its funding formula and rules if partial compensation will be relevant.
Pete and Vawnita Best's road to ranching in the Badlands began more than 200 miles from there when Pete was a 14-year-old 4-H member living in Rolette, North Dakota, and selected a heifer from McCumber Angus Ranch for a livestock project.
Sand Ranch, owned and operated by Brad Sand, received the Leopold Conservation Award in 2021.

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Many livestock producers in the region are short on forage due to severe drought in 2020 and 2021 and delayed pasture readiness this spring.
Identify what you need to protect and explore viable options to put protection in place.
The number of growing degree days needed to reach grazing readiness varies between species from 443 days for crested wheatgrass to over 1,000 for most native species.
Spring webinars begin in May.
A series of storms brought around 4 feet of snow to some parts of the region. While the storm and its aftermath continue to stress ranchers and cattle, there is optimism that it spells the beginning of the end of a dry cycle.
BetterFed Beef, a Minnesota based beef company, has trademarked a new breed, Certified Onya, which has proven to be as tender than Wagyu beef.

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North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center is partnering with the North Dakota Angus Association to sponsor the feed-out.
For someone like me, who grew up in a family whose diversified farm included a cow-calf herd, calving stories are among the favorites.
Other metabolic conditions can result in hypocalcemia, including excess phosphorus and low magnesium.

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