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Annual Cover Crops a Forage Source

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jul 21, 2017.

Warm-season forages will be the best hay production option for planting this late in the growing season.

N.D. in Worst Drought Since 2006

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jul 21, 2017.

Fourteen counties have exceptional drought status.

Drought-stressed Canola Possible Forage for Livestock

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jul 20, 2017.

Canola has a nutrient content that’s similar to alfalfa.

Possible Seed Shortage on the Horizon

By karmbruster from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jul 17, 2017.

Expanding drought conditions throughout North Dakota mean that both seed yields and quality may be affected.

Good-quality Water Vital for Livestock During Droughts

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jul 13, 2017.

A 10 percent loss of body water is fatal to most domestic livestock species.

NDSU FeedList Open for Donations to Ranchers

By karmbruster from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jul 07, 2017.

Farmers and ranchers who have feedstuffs for sale or to donate can list them on the FeedList website.

BeefTalk: Start Planning for Next Year: Pregnancy Check Cows Early

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jul 06, 2017.

Take steps to minimize the effects of this year’s drought on next year’s production.

Drought Increases Cyanobacterial Poisoning Risk to Livestock

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jun 30, 2017.

Cyanobacteria often occur in stagnant ponds or dugouts, forming large colonies that appear as scum on or just below the water surface.

Livestock Nitrate Poisoning Risk Increases During Drought

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jun 30, 2017.

NDSU Extension specialists offer tips on preventing nitrate poisoning.

Dry Soil May Cause Building Problems

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jun 30, 2017.

Wetting the soil around buildings can help alleviate structural problems in dry weather.

BeefTalk: Prepare for Early Weaning

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jun 15, 2017.

Early weaning can save more than 25 percent of available summer pasture forage.

FeedList Connects Livestock Feed Buyers, Sellers

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jun 14, 2017.

The FeedList is a resource for feed sellers and buyers.

Testing Livestock Water Quality Critical During Drought

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jun 09, 2017.

Poor water quality can impact livestock health.

Should Drought-stressed Alfalfa Be Clipped?

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jun 06, 2017.

Clipping drought-stressed alfalfa will not help it regrow faster when rainfall or moisture comes back.

Drought Creeps Deeper Into N.D.

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jun 01, 2017.

Dry conditions likely will persist throughout the summer.
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