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NDSU Extension Range and Forage Production SAMPLE KITS (R1838)

This publication is guide to help determine forage production of range, pasture, and other grazing resources. Once forage production for a grazing resource has been determined, carrying capacity and stocking rate can be calculated.

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Determining Pasture Rental Rates (R1823)

Livestock producers and land owners have asked for a simple and fair method to determine pasture rental rates. This tends to be a difficult question to answer as prices can vary from region to region due to market demand and supply. However, several methods are available to computing a pasture rental rate. These methods will be described in this publication with examples.

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Strategies for Managing Drought in the Northern Plains (R1819)

The purpose of this drought response plant is 1) to describe the drought indicators and response triggers that will be used to determine if drought response actions are needed and 2) to provide land owners and managers a range of management options that will allow for a flexible and rapid response to drought.

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Biosecure Nutrient Management Practices (NM1551)

Animal manures contain many different pathogens that can pose health threats to animals and humans. Managing manures in a biosecure manner can prevent and reduce the possibility of spreading diseases that can be found in manures.

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Using Flax in Beef and Dairy Cattle Diets

Using Flax in Beef and Dairy Cattle Diets - AS1283

This publication provides information regarding the nutritive and feeding value of flax, examines the literature on the implications of using flax in livestock diets and offers recommendations on future research needs.

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Winter Management of Feedlot Cattle

Winter Management of Feedlot Cattle - AS1546

Good winter management practices contribute to healthy and productive cattle, reasonable feed costs and humane care of feedlot cattle. This publication describes recommended management practices for feedlot cattle in the winter.

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Winter Management of the Beef Cow Herd

Winter Management of the Beef Cow Herd - AS1564

Good winter management practices contribute to healthy and productive cattle, reasonable feed costs and humane care. This publication describes recommended management practices for beef cows during the winter.

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Low-stress Cattle Working Facilities

Low-stress Cattle Working Facilities - AS1389

The livestock industry is working hard to minimize stress to animals during all stages of production. The recent renovation of the livestock-working facility at North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center (CREC) may provide ideas to producers developing their own working facilities. The objectives of the renovation were to reduce stress to animals during processing, increase the labor efficiency and safety of herdsmen, and to enhancing research capability. The renovation plan was developed by the CREC livestock research faculty and staff, with the help of Tim Olson, CATL Resources, and manufactured by Ray Barnhardt of RB Mfg. and Sales. The new design was created to work within the existing physical setting, namely building size and orientation, animal entry point and access points for people. This publication is a synopsis of the renovation and functionality of the CREC animal working facility.

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Determining Carrying Capacity and Stocking Rates

Determining Carrying Capacity and Stocking Rates for Range and Pasture in North Dakota - R1810

Establishing the correct stocking rate is critical in optimizing forage performance and maintaining animal performance while ensuring the sustained health and production of the grassland resources.

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2016 ND Beef Report

2016 North Dakota Beef Report - AS1815

The report has several short research reports from researchers conducting research on beef cattle and associated topics.

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Corn Residue in Beef Cattle Diets

Utilizing Corn Residue in Beef Cattle Diets - AS1548

Corn residue is a useful feedstuff for beef cattle. Producers should consider incorporating these fee resources into their grazing and feeding programs to reduce the cost of production.

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ND CAFO Operators Record Book

North Dakota CAFO Operators Record Book - NM1306

By using this record book, North Dakota CAFO operators will meet the recordkeeping requirements of the North Dakota guidelines for AFOs and CAFOs that are not included in a nutrient management or mortality plan.

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Feeding Wheat to Beef Cattle

Feeding Wheat to Beef Cattle - AS1184

This publication provides feeding recommendations for the use of wheat in beef cattle.

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Riparian Complex Ecological Sites of North Dakota: A Pictorial Guide of Riparian Complex Ecological Sites Common in North Dakota

This publication is a pictorial guide of the valley, streams and plant communities common in riparian complex ecological sites in North Dakota. This guide is intended to aid in the interpretation of riparian ecological site descriptions and assist in identification of riparian complex ecological sites when developing management plans for riparian ecosystems.

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Riparian Complex Ecological Sites of North Dakota: A Pictorial Guide of Riparian Complex Ecological Sites Common in North Dakota (R1791)

This publication is a pictorial guide of the valley, streams and plant communities common in riparian complex ecological sites in North Dakota. This guide is intended to aid in the interpretation of riparian ecological site descriptions and assist in identification of riparian complex ecological sites when developing management plans for riparian ecosystems.

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ND Grazing Monitoring Stick

The North Dakota Grazing Monitoring Stick: A Way to Measure Range and Pasture Utilization - R1780

This document is a guide to the North Dakota Grazing Monitoring Stick. A Grazing Monitoring Stick can be a fast, user-friendly tool for measuring and monitoring utilization of pasture and rangeland. Utilization measures the percent of the plant that has been removed by grazing animals. Monitoring utilization of grass can determine livestock removal date and prevent overgrazing.

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Harvesting, Storing and Feeding High-moisture Corn

Harvesting, Storing and Feeding High-moisture Corn - AS1484

High-moisture corn (HMC) offers many advantages for producers who feed beef or dairy cattle. However, successfully using high-moisture corn requires attention to harvest timing, processing, storage conditions and feeding management.

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Harvesting, Storing and Feeding Corn as Earlage

Harvesting, Storing and Feeding Corn as Earlage - AS1490

Earlage is growing in popularity in this region of the country because it allows the production of a relatively high-energy feed product, which can be harvested, stored and fed much like corn silage, using the same types of equipment that are used to produce corn silage.

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Sugar Beet Byproducts to Cattle

Feeding Sugar Beet Byproducts to Cattle - AS1365

The sugar beet industry produces a wide variety of useful byproducts for livestock feeders. The decision to incorporate sugar beet byproducts into diets should be based on economics, local availability, and feasibility of storage, handling and feeding. For the wet byproducts, careful attention should be given to transportation costs and storage. In addition, rations containing sugar beet byproducts should be balanced properly to achieve targeted livestock performance.

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Composting Dead Livestock

5 Easy Steps for Composting Dead Livestock - AS1781

Dead animals are an inevitable part of a livestock operation. Livestock owners can dispose of dead animals by composting. This guide offers step-by-step instructions for a livestock owner to follow.

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