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Drought Creating Forage Shortage

By from Meehan. Published on Jun 15, 2021.

Ranchers who have tame grass pastures or hay land should expect at least a 50% reduction in forage production.

Producers Have Options for Managing Drought-affected Alfalfa

By from Meehan. Published on Jun 15, 2021.

Alfalfa is one of the most economically important hay crops impacted by drought.

Early Weaning a Drought Management Strategy

By from Stokka. Published on Jun 10, 2021.

Early weaning can help reduce pressure on native pastures and extend forage supplies for adult beef cows.

Drought Conditions Favorable for Toxic Cyanobacteria

By from Stokka. Published on Jun 07, 2021.

Producers and the public should be on the lookout for cyanobacteria blooms.

Drought Conditions Favorable for Toxic Cyanobacteria

By from Meehan. Published on Jun 07, 2021.

Producers and the public should be on the lookout for cyanobacteria blooms.

Protect Cattle From Heat Stress

By from Stokka. Published on Jun 03, 2021.

Extreme temperatures are expected to hit many parts of North Dakota this week.

Drought May Facilitate Spread of Noxious Weeds

By from Meehan. Published on May 13, 2021.

Transported hay and feed are one of the primary methods of dispersal for noxious weeds.

Summer Pneumonia in Calves a Concern

By from Stokka. Published on May 11, 2021.

Summer pneumonia is a respiratory disease/pneumonia that occurs in beef calves nursing their dams.

Systems Management of Disease Includes Vaccination

By from Stokka. Published on May 04, 2021.

Vaccines can reduce the risk of buildup and spread of environmental pathogens to calves.

Strategic Culling Vital During Drought

By from Stokka. Published on Apr 26, 2021.

Culling is one strategy to manage herds with limited feed resources.

Select Best Annual Forages During Drought

By from Meehan. Published on Apr 06, 2021.

Forage production will be below normal on pasture and hay land this year.

NDSU Extension Hosting Drought Webinars

By from Meehan. Published on Apr 05, 2021.

The webinars will help ranchers develop a plan to deal with drought conditions.

Calf Losses Before Birth a Concern

By from Stokka. Published on Mar 26, 2021.

Several issues can cause calf abortions.

Noxious, Troublesome Weeds Spread Through Manure

By from Meehan. Published on Mar 25, 2021.

Weed seeds pass unharmed through the digestive tracts of animals such as cattle and sheep.

Grass development likely will be delayed this spring due to drought conditions last fall.

By from Meehan. Published on Mar 18, 2021.

Pasture Turnout Critical for Optimal Forage Production

Livestock Water Quality Likely to be Impacted by Drought

By from Meehan. Published on Feb 09, 2021.

Access to good-quality water could be a challenge this year.

Ranchers Should Consider Water Supply in Drought Plan

By from Meehan. Published on Feb 05, 2021.

Access to good-quality water can be a challenge during a drought.

Winter Calving Requires Diligence

By from Stokka. Published on Feb 05, 2021.

Colder temperatures and wind are a risk to newborn calves.

Use Trigger Dates as Drought Decision Making Guide

By from Meehan. Published on Feb 01, 2021.

Start planning now for future needs and changes.

NDSU Extension to Host Drought Planning Webinar Series

By from Meehan. Published on Jan 20, 2021.

The webinars will be held Thursdays in February and March.

Reclamation Webinar Series Set for March

By from Meehan. Published on Jan 19, 2021.

The webinars will bring together those involved in energy reclamation to learn about new methods and technologies to improve the success of reclamation.

Producers Should Be Prepared for Drought

By from Meehan. Published on Jan 15, 2021.

Continuing drought conditions will have an impact on forage production.

Lice Infesting Cattle Herds

By from Stokka. Published on Jan 13, 2021.

North Dakota producers are seeing an increase in lice infestations in their herds.

Unseasonably Warm, Dry Conditions Push N.D. Into Extreme Drought

By from Meehan. Published on Dec 03, 2020.

Nearly 7% of North Dakota is in the extreme drought category.

Cow Fertility, Pregnancy Rate Important Economic Numbers

By from Stokka. Published on Nov 25, 2020.

Beef cow pregnancy rates are important numbers to track.

NDSU Extension Offers Webinars for Managing Nutrition, Reproduction, Pastures

By from Stokka. Published on Nov 19, 2020.

Now is a good time to evaluate cow condition and develop winter feeding programs.

Rising Feed Prices Affect Backgrounding Decisions

By from Stokka. Published on Nov 02, 2020.

Backgrounding cattle is a program in which cattle are fed for a period of time after weaning and before they are placed in finishing feedlots.

Stokka Joins NDSU Animal Sciences Department

By from Stokka. Published on Jul 19, 2012.

NDSU’s Animal Sciences Department adds a livestock stewardship position.
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