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Published April 06, 2012, 11:49 AM

Ergot can cause lambing problems

FARGO - "Multiple sheep producers in North Dakota have experienced losses associated with feeding grains contaminated with ergot this year," North Dakota State University Extension Service sheep specialist Reid Redden says. "Feeding ergot- contaminated grains during late gestation reportedly has been causing premature births, severe dystocia associated with a failure to dilate, and low milk production."

By: NDSU Extension Service, INFORUM

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