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Famo Feeds Inc., of Freeport, Minnesota, is an unusual livestock feed maker for Minnesota because an independent, family-owned manufacturer has its own brand of feed. The company’s colorful logo is a curiosity for the thousands of motorists and customers traveling along Interstate 94, en route to and from the Twin Cities.
Pete and Vawnita Best's road to ranching in the Badlands began more than 200 miles from there when Pete was a 14-year-old 4-H member living in Rolette, North Dakota, and selected a heifer from McCumber Angus Ranch for a livestock project.
Cattle producers who lost calves in the April 2022 snow storms -- especially in western North Dakota where drought or dry conditions persist -- say the government's Livestock Indemnity Program needs update its funding formula and rules if partial compensation will be relevant.
A series of storms brought around 4 feet of snow to some parts of the region. While the storm and its aftermath continue to stress ranchers and cattle, there is optimism that it spells the beginning of the end of a dry cycle.

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BetterFed Beef, a Minnesota based beef company, has trademarked a new breed, Certified Onya, which has proven to be as tender than Wagyu beef.
For someone like me, who grew up in a family whose diversified farm included a cow-calf herd, calving stories are among the favorites.
Beef producer Ed Melroe of Kulm, North Dakota, is among the producers who say the current times continue to be unsustainable for cow-calf producers and feeders. The Hellwig family that operates Hub City in Aberdeen, South Dakota, describes the big numbers of animals they are dealing with, and that even with higher prices producers are hit with the cost-price squeeze.
We do so many things on farms and ranches that could end badly. And we do them as a matter of course, without thinking overly much about what could happen if things went wrong.
Terry Ellingson's latest musical endeavor is competing in the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association National Anthem singing contest, where he has been named one of four finalists.
A group of cattle producers has banded together as 6 in 1 Meats to ensure that they can get meat federally-inspected to sell directly to consumers.

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Napoleon, North Dakota, cattle buyer Brian Gader faces numerous legal challenges, including a theft charge in a cattle deal, has lost his license to purchase cattle and is accused of failing to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in some cases. With debts in the millions, Gader, 65, says he is "working on" his issues.
Dairy farmer Dave Buck points to economic, demographic reasons for a reduction in applications for large feedlots in 2020 and 2021.
The 100-year anniversary of the Cattle Barn, which has around 1,000 head of cattle inside throughout the fair each year, was celebrated this year after last year's fair was cancelled.

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