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VIDEO: Cow nutrition and calf potential

North Dakota State University associate professor Kim Vonnahme leads research on nutritional impacts on fetal and placental growth. She discusses fetal programming, cow nutrition and the long-term effects of proper nutrition during gestation.

EPA, cattle advocates butt heads on proposed Waters of the US rule

EPA, cattle advocates butt heads on proposed Waters of the US rule

There are definitely two sides when it comes to the controversial Waters of the U.S. rule change proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency. That was made clear Saturday in Dickinson at the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association Convention and Trade Show. Representatives presented contradicting arguments to the rule change, also known as WOTUS. Allison Wiedeman, acting agriculture counselor to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, said claims that the rule is a power grab are false.


NDSU releases beef cattle study results

Pelleting distillers grains, artificial insemination (AI) versus natural service, the effects of corn processing and particle size, animal temperament and hay bale-binding material are among the beef cattle topics North Dakota State University researchers studied in the past year.

Values of some cattle increased in past year

BROOKINGS, S.D. — Conventional wisdom has held that open cows should be sold after pregnancy detection — either immediately or after a feeding period to add weight and avoid low prices for cull cows that are typically observed in the fall.

Prices are good for beef cows

Prices show the market is looking for beef so producers should sell cows.

Competition for cow land and use will thicken

The beef industry is begging for cows. To meet that need, the cow-calf producer needs more cows to expand, the feedlot producer needs more calves and purveyors need product.

Texas meat packer recalls beef products for possible E.coli

A Texas meat processing plant has recalled 23,100 pounds of beef trimmings products for possible contamination with the E.coli bacteria, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced late Thursday.

ND ag commissioner candidates clash on energy balance

ND ag commissioner candidates clash on energy balance

Candidates for North Dakota agriculture commissioner clashed Sept. 25 over their positions on affordable housing and differed in their approaches to balancing agriculture and energy.


FDA revises animal feed safety rule

The Food and Drug Administration has revised a rule to allow farmers better access to spent grains from breweries and distilleries.

Annual ND Stockmen’s convention comes at exciting time

Annual ND Stockmen’s convention comes at exciting time

With record-high cattle prices and rising numbers in North Dakota, an organization dedicated to the industry has a lot to celebrate. “It’s a good time to be in the beef industry,” says Julie Ellingson, executive vice president for the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association. The association’s 85th annual Convention and Trade Show runs Thursday through Saturday at the Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge in Dickinson and is expected to draw as many as 450 people, Ellingson says.


WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek

WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek

Agweek editor Lisa Gibson shares a preview of the Sept. 29 issue, including a cover story about how a seed cleaning company in South Dakota is handling the rail car backlog and subsequent storage needs. The magazine will also include coverage of the North Dakota Stockmen’s Convention, advice on what to do with a wet corn harvest, harvest progress updates, an interview with the new executive director of the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association and more.


Larger US pork, chicken stocks reflect Russia meat ban

Russia’s ban on Western meat imports, in response to sanctions imposed for its role in eastern Ukraine, contributed in part to increased U.S. pork and poultry warehouse inventories in August, an analyst says.

VIDEO: Taking the risks to build a profitable ranch

Dee Johnson ranches near Edgerton, Wyo., with his wife Gaye. He talks about building the ranch up from desolate to productive, and taking the leap to retained ownership on calves in 2009, only to continue getting better.

Cavalier, ND, likely site for meat plant

If a proposed $1.7 million multispecies animal slaughter and processing plant is built in northeast North Dakota, Cavalier is the most financially feasible location.

White House calls for task force to tackle antibiotic-resistant bugs

The U.S. government will set up a task force and presidential advisory council to tackle the growing threat of antibiotic resistance, setting a Feb. 15 deadline for it to outline specific steps, White House advisers said on Thursday.

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