Transporting Livestock Across America Safely Act 

This bill was introduced to reform federal Hours of Service rules to ensure the safety of animals, livestock haulers and others on the road.

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Employment Opportunities:
Communications Director:
Application deadline is June 15.
Chief Brand Inspector:
Application deadline is July 6.
Convention Intern:
Application deadline is July 20.


Entry forms for the
24th annual North Dakota Junior Beef Expo
are in the mail!
Deadline to enter is June 1.




2018 Spring Roundups Series

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June 4-5, 7-8, 11-12

Make plans to attend a roundup near you.

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Omnibus spending bill included an extension of ELD compliance for livestock haulers to Sept. 30, 2018. The previous extension date was June 18. 
Waiver must be carried with livestock haulers at all times.
The ELD enforcement date and existing hours of service (HOS) regulations pose significant consequences for the livestock industry. Current federal law limits on-duty time to 14 hours, with a maximum drive time of 11 consecutive hours. The driver must then rest for 10 consecutive hours before returning to duty.  For the great majority of the trips made by our livestock haulers, this is simply not enough drive time to accommodate the realities of hauling live animals across the country. Research also demonstrates that repeated loading and unloading of animals creates stress, harming the livestock as well as endangering the hauler.  Unfortunately, the impending electronic logging device (ELD) enforcement date and existing hours of service (HOS) rules may force small business owners out of the marketplace while also having the unintended impact of decreasing driver safety, and jeopardizing the well-being of hauled animals if they can no longer be hauled by highly skilled and trained drivers/stockmen.


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North Dakota Cattle Directory
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May 28 - Memorial Day - NDSA office will be closed to observe Memorial Day. Will resume office hours May 29.
June 1 - ND Junior Beef Expo entry deadline
June 4 - District 2 Spring Roundup, Boondocks, Eldridge
June 5 - District 3 Spring Roundup, Flash's Place, Sterling
June 7 - District 4 Spring Roundup, Knights of Columbus
June 8 - District 1 Spring Roundup, Opera House, Maddock
June 11 - District 6 Spring Roundup, Knights of Columbus Club, Minot
June 12 - District 5 Spring Roundup, Roughrider Center, Watford City
June 15 - NDSA Communications Director application deadline
June 19 - NDSA Feedlot Tour, Spiritwood, Marion
June 22-23 - ND Junior Beef Expo, Minot
July 6 - NDSA Chief Brand Inspector application deadline.
July 20 - Convention Intern application deadline
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