STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Cattle losses: a sports analogy
I talked with an area cattle official recently. He doesn't work in the western Dakotas, but he's concerned about challenges facing cattle producers there after the devastating October blizzard.
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RURAL REFLECTIONS Rural Reflections Radio
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STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Minnesota cattle TB restrictions over, opening national markets
Minnesota cattle producers faced six emotional and financially challenging years, but now they celebrate a re-opening of markets nationwide after the state has been declared free of bovine tuberculo... Posted on 12/8/11 at 4:34 AM
When Rodney Brossart’s trial on charges of terrorizing of deputies and theft of cattle opens Tuesday in Grand Forks, the prosecutor wants to introduce evidence that the Lakota, N.D., farmer resisted arrest years earlier by the same deputy who shot him with a stun gun and arrested him in June 2011 over six stray animals.
Prosecutors have dropped insurance fraud charges against a McIntosh County man who pleaded guilty to animal abuse charges last week, after authorities say he submitted a claim saying more than 100 of his cattle died after being chased by wild dogs when in fact, they died of starvation.
State animal health officials say the cow has been removed from the herd and killed. Results of additional testing are expected within two months. Officials say there is no immediate health risk to the general public.
The state Department of Agriculture is seeking a $49,000 judgment against NABC in Cass County District Court. Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said the company failed to pay farmers in accordance with an agreement with the state.
Transplanted North Dakota cattle are thriving in Kazakhstan's cold climate, but many of the former Soviet republic's cowboys are still greenhorns, so it has hired Great Plains ranch hands to help out and is sending some of its own to the U.S. for training, a state trade official said.
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