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Since sheep were domesticated, shepherds have been trying to select breeding animals that will have progeny that are bigger and better. Most often, the traits selected, such as weaning or fl eece weight, affect the productivity of the flock.
As oil development increases in North Dakota, private water well owners may be concerned about the quality and quantity of water they use or may use in the future.
Durum was planted on 1.4 million acres in North Dakota in 2012, up from the 750,000 acres planted in 2011. Average yield is estimated at 32 bushels per acre (bu/a), up significantly from the yield of 25.5 bu/a recorded last year. The most commonly grown varieties in 2012 and the percent of the acreage they occupied were Divide (30.4), Alkabo (14.7), Mountrail (13.3), Lebsock (10.3), Grenora (10.2), Pierce (3.4) and Tioga (2.9).
Johne’s (pronounced “yo-knees”) disease is a chronic wasting disease in ruminants caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium avium, subspecies paratuberculosis. This bacterium is closely related to the bacterium that causes tuberculosis in cattle and humans. H.A. Johne, a German veterinarian, fi rst described this disease in 1895; his name is used as the common name for this disease, also known as paratuberculosis.
Cyanide, prussic acid and hydrocyanic acid are all terms describing the same toxic substance. It is one of the most rapidly acting toxins that affect mammals. Cyanide is a lethal ingredient that has been used in rodent and vermin killers.