Wyoming Asks North Dakota to Take Some Cattle


The following article, from the NAFB News Service, was provided by Al Gustin of KFYR and KBMR in Bismarck, North Dakota:

North Dakota Ag Commissioner Doug Goehring this week said he’d been asked by his counterpart in Wyoming to see if North Dakota ranchers would have room for some Wyoming cattle.

The Wyoming Ag Statistics Service says that in some areas, cattle, especially yearlings, are being sold or completely dispersed.  Cow-calf pairs are being culled down to the very best cows and some producers have turned cows into hay meadows because there was nowhere else to go.

Wyoming Department of Agriculture Director Jason Fearneyhough discusses the situation.

North Dakota Stockmens Association President Jason Schmidt says while ranchers in his state are willing to help other ranchers in need – many North Dakota producers are starting to rebuild their herds – and there is concern because a third of pastures and rangelands in North Dakota are now rated in poor to very-poor condition.

Source:  NAFB News Service

Posted by Haylie Shipp


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