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 30 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
June 24, 2020 - NDSA member alert
June 23, 2020 - Spring Roundup - virtual edition
June 18, 2020 - NDSA member alert
June 5, 2020 - NDSA member alert
June 3, 2020 - NDSA member alert
May 26. 2020 - NDSA member alert
May 22, 2020 - NDSA member alert
May 19, 2020 - NDSA reacts to Coronavirus Food Assistance Program
May 19, 2020 - NDSA member alert no. 2
May 19, 2020 - NDSA member alert
May 15, 2020 - NDSA member alert
May 13, 2020 - NDSA member alert
May 8, 2020 - NDSA member alert
May 6, 2020 - Producers share tips for branding during the pandemic
May 5, 2020 - North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem calls on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate market concentration and potential anti-competitive practices in the meat packing industry
May 5, 2020 - NDSA member alert
April 30, 2020 - NDSA member alert
April 28, 2020 - POTUS Meat Processing Plant Executive Order
April 27, 2020 - NDSA cancels, postpones June events
April 24, 2020 - NDSA member alert
April 23, 2020 - NDSA member alert
April 20, 2020 - NDSA member alert
April 17, 2020 - State Cattlemen’s Association letter to Department of Justice
April 17, 2020 - NDSA member alert part II
April 17, 2020 - NDSA member alert part I
April 15, 2020 - NDSA member alert
April 9, 2020 - NDSA member alert
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
EXTENDED - The application deadline for the North Dakota Leopold Conservation Award has been extended until May 15. The call for applications, which includes additional information about the award and the nomination process, can be found at https://www.ndglc.com/uploads/1/2/0/7/120736200/north_dakota_cfn_print.pdf.
POSTPONED - The North Dakota CattleWomen State Convention is postponed until June 2021.
CANCELLED - The North Dakota FFA Convention previously scheduled for June 1-4 in Fargo has been cancelled. The North Dakota FFA Association is, instead, planning for a virtual celebration that week. More details will be shared over the organization’s social media pages over the coming weeks. To read the full release, see http://www.ndffa.org/StateConv/ffa-press-release.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3KTmdhNoHgSxhf1811kpBCpr09u7nkWOU6pQvOZURPvbNKJyuB4o9IBnM.
CANCELLED - The North Dakota Stockmen's Association will not hold its Spring Roundups, previously set for June 1-3 and 8-10 in Linton, Havana, New Rockford, Golden Valley, Watford City and Wildrose. http://www.ndstockmen.org/news/ndsa-cancels-postpones-june-events/
POSTPONED - The North Dakot Stockmen's Associaition will postpone its annual Feedlot Tour, previously set for June 16 in Kathryn, Sheldon and Walcott. http://www.ndstockmen.org/news/ndsa-cancels-postpones-june-events/
POSTPONED - The North Dakota Stockmen's Association will postpone the North Dakota Junior Beef Expo, previously set for June 19-20 in Minot. http://www.ndstockmen.org/news/ndsa-cancels-postpones-june-events/
CANCELLED - The Red Angus Association of America board of directors voted to cancel the upcoming National Red Angus Convention, which was schedule for September 23-25, 2020 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
CANCELLED - The North Dakota State Fair, set for July 17-25, 2020, has been cancelled.
CANCELLED - The Area 4 Reasearch Farm and USDA-ARS Northern Great Plains Research Lab will not be hosting the annual July Friends & Neighbors Day at the USDA-ARS research facility.
POSTPONED - The annual Professional Bull Riders event at the Bismarck Events Center, scheduled for June 19-20 has been postponed.