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Make sure rations are adequate for lactating cows

The first 60 to 90 days post-calving are the most nutritionally demanding period in the production cycle, and the expectations for a cow at this time are many

Calving season is in full swing, and the first 60 to 90 days post-calving are the most nutritionally demanding period in the production cycle, according to two North Dakota State University animal scientists. “The expectations for a cow at this time are many,” says Janna Block, livestock systems specialist at the Hettinger Research Extension Center. […] Read more


Be prepared for flooding this year

Planning is a vital part of fighting the flood water

“Knowing what to do will help keep you and your family from panicking and having to make last-minute decisions,” says Ken Hellevang, North Dakota State University Extension agricultural engineer and flooding expert, when referring to the threat of flooding. NDSU Extension has several resources to help you prepare for a flood. Visit the NDSU Extension’s […] Read more



Don’t Become Complacent Around Livestock

Farmers and ranchers who work with livestock need to stay vigilant around those animals. “Most ranchers and farmers who have cattle and horses like working with animals and interacting with them,” said Charlie Stoltenow, an extension service veterinarian with North Dakota State University at Fargo. “The more they work with cattle and horses, the more […] Read more