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South Dakota cattle feeder Steve Masat of Redfield, South Dakota, and Rick Woehlhaff, owner of the Glacial Lakes Livestock in Watertown, South Dakota, reflect on market trends and feed supplies for cattle heading into the fall and winter.
Ranchers or farmers can donate meat, including beef, chicken and pork from North Dakota-raised livestock, or donors can give money that will be used to purchase the meat from ranches and farms within the state.
North Dakota Beef Commission Executive Director Nancy Jo Batemen has announced she plans to retire Dec. 30, 2022.
Thomas Solwey owns Custom Kut Meat, a processing plant with a store front in Carrington, North Dakota, and Tanner Elshaug is owner of Grand Harbor Meats, a shop in Devils Lake, North Dakota.
While conditions are especially acute in Texas, about 54% of all U.S. cattle were in some form of drought as of Aug. 16, up from 36% a year earlier. Cattle slaughter is high nationwide, temporarily increasing supply but portending tighter supplies in future years.
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem emceed an agricultural technology showcase panel at Dakotafest on Aug. 16, 2022. Innovators in cattle handling, dairy and autonomous equipment were part of a disparate group of agricultural stars.

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About 15 youth, ages 13 to 18, attended the Aug. 9, 2022, Junior Beef Producer workshop at Carrington (North Dakota) Research Extension Center to learn about topics from beef nutrition to manure management to jobs available in the industry.
Famo Feeds Inc., of Freeport, Minnesota, is an unusual livestock feed maker for Minnesota because an independent, family-owned manufacturer has its own brand of feed. The company’s colorful logo is a curiosity for the thousands of motorists and customers traveling along Interstate 94, en route to and from the Twin Cities.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, changed the formula for disaster payments for above-normal livestock losses to reflect truer values of baby calves and other animals, in the wake of the April 2022 “Blizzard Haley” storm complex that hit North Dakota. The previous administration had administratively in 2020 added a "bottom-tier" of payment for baby calves that undervalued the animals.

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