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 6, 2020 - NDSA offers principles for USDA to consider in CARES relief distribution

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 26, 2020 - NDSA member alert

March 24, 2020 - North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum issues an executive order removing load restrictions on state highways

March 23, 2020 - Agricultural market situation and outlook

March 20, 2020 - North Dakota ag groups stress importance of agriculture, food security amidst pandemic

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

Bill to offset cattle producer losses due to COVID-19

Critical Industry Employee Authorization & Affidavit

H-2A Visa Program

Labor & Human Rights Facts

North Dakota Workforce Safey & Insurance Coronavirus Facts

North Dakota Load Restrictions

Ag Disaster Relief Loan Program - Bank of North Dakota

NDSU Extension - Coronavirus Resources

Paycheck Protection Program Information

Paycheck Protection Program Borrower Application Form


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