There is a great deal of uncertainty about the ongoing impact of Coronavirus, its impact on the beef industry and the United States as a whole. The North Dakota Stockmen's Association will provide updates as more information becomes available.
The North Dakota Stockmen's Association office will be closed to public access March 23 through April 17 in an effort to curb coronavirus disease health concerns in the community. In order to fulfill its statutory and federal responsibilities and its commitment to the state's livestock industry, the NDSA will continue to provide services, but by appointment only. To make an appointment, call (701) 223-2522.
NDSA brand inspectors will continue to perform services at their respective markets to keep livestock commerce moving. Most markets have also adopted policies to limit access to only active buyers, sellers and employees to reduce contact and the potential for disease spread.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
News & Information
April 3, 2020 - NDSA member alert
April 1, 2020 - NDSA member alert
April 1, 2020 - Bicameral Bipartisan Livestock Assistance Letter
March 27, 2020 - NDSA member alert
March 23, 2020 - Agricultural market situation and outlook
March 20, 2020 - Call for Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act relief
March 19, 2020 - NDSA member alert
March 19, 2020 - Homeland Security recognizes agriculture as critical industry
March 19, 2020 - Call for market investigation
March 18, 2020 - Temporary Hours of Service exemption for livestock haulers
Auction Market Protocol
North Dakota auction markets are committed to providing services during this time of uncertainty, while protecting employees, customers, buyers and their families. Because cattle ranchers’ livelihoods depend on marketing their livestock, all regular and scheduled special sales will be held as planned at this time. For the safety of those attending and to comply with CDC guidelines, however, markets are asking to limit the sales to active buyers, sellers and employees only at this time.
Sale & Event Changes & Cancellations
NEW SALE DATE - Haugen Cattle Company Production Sale will be held Friday, April 24, 2020, at Kist Livestock in Mandan