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2020 Fall Dakota Ram Test







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Hettinger Research Extension Center

- Integrated crops, livestock, range and wildlife research.

- Variety, herbicide and crop production research.

- Lamb and beef feedlot nutrition and management.

- Reproductive management of fall, winter and spring lambing ewes.

- Multiple-land use management including cropping systems, livestock and  wildlife as potential outputs.



Beef      Sheep      Ram Test

, Director and Animal Scientist

, Area Extension Specialist, Livestock Systems


, Agronomist

, Agronomy Technician

  • Rambouillet Ram Test, Sheep Schools, Shearing Schools and Wool Classing Schools
  • Value Added Animal Production- evaluation of forage, grain, byproduct and marketing alternatives in calf and lamb finishing
  • Novel techniques and feeding systems for improving reproductive efficiency in Rambouillet ewes
  • Alternative grazing systems for cattle and sheep that minimize labor

  • Crop, variety, forage, plant pest and herbicide trials throughout SW North Dakota
  • Biofuel feedstocks and alternative crop evaluation
  • Incorporation of cover crops into no-till cropping system
  • Distribution of Foundation Seed to regional grain producers

Range and Wildlife

, Wildlife and Range Scientist

Weed Science

, Weed Scientist

, Weed Science Technician

  • Nesting success and habitat selection of upland gamebirds and waterfowl in grasslands managed with livestock
  • Evaluation of Sharp-tailed Grouse use of the Grand River National Grasslands
  • Nesting success of upland birds and habitat use by upland chicks when managed with grazing cattle
  • Native prairie restoration techniques
  • Utilization of cover crops by wildlife and livestock
  • Interactions among prairie dogs, wildlife and livestock

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  • Herbicide trials conducted in spring wheat, durum, dry peas, lentils, safflower and canola.
  • Trials conducted on cheat grass (Japanese brome) control in pasture/rangeland.
  • Weed seed of kochia, Japanese brome, wild oat, redroot pigweed, green and yellow foxtail were collected and cleaned. (Seed of Japanese brome and kochia spread on weed research fields.)


Contact us:  

North Dakota State University

Hettinger Research Extension Center

102 Hwy 12 W

PO Box 1377

Hettinger, ND 58639

phone: 701-567-4323

fax: 701-567-4327

email: NDSU.Hettinger.REC@ndsu.edu

NDSU is an EO/AA university.














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