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North Dakota Stockmen's District Five Spring Roundup Scheduled for June 12th


North Dakota Stockmen Association (NDSA) members of district five will be hosting a NDSA Spring Roundup on Tuesday, June 12th at the Rough Rider Center in Watford City, ND. The event will start with a local brand inspection meeting at 5:00 pm, a social at 5:30 pm, supper at 6:30 pm, followed by a program at 7:30 pm, and lastly nominating committees will be collecting candidate names for the NDSA board of directors.

At the 2018 NDSA District Five Spring Roundup, the NDSA President will be talking about state issues, which include discussion on the no-posting issue and also a freeze brand resolution. The Executive Vice-President of the NDSA will be talking about national scope issues, which will include a discussion on fake meat, farm bill priorities, and ELD. Spring Roundups are annual meetings that entail a mix of information, issues updates, and fellowship. District five of NDSA includes McKenzie, Dunn, Golden Valley, Billings, Stark, Slope, and Bowman County. There are currently 647 members just in district five.

The NDSA is an association that contributes to the profitable growth of the North Dakota's cattle industry. "The goal of the association is to inform cattle producers of what is going on with the cattle industry and how it affects the state of North Dakota," explained North Dakota Stockmen's Foundation board member of Watford City, Howdy Lawlar. It works to unite, protect, promote, and serve North Dakota's beef industry and it also enforces the state's livestock laws. The association is involved in continuous studies and investigations for the purpose of promoting the general wellbeing of the more than 2 million head of cattle in North Dakota (the second largest source of wealth in the state, which contributes approximately $600 million annually to North Dakota's annual agricultural income). "I am a member of the NDSA because I feel it is a privilege to be involved in an organization that helps and protects the cattle industry that I am involved in and that someday my two boys might be involved in. Being a member of the NDSA is a great way to learn from other producers and get together to hear what is going on in other areas of the state and to share information and knowledge," said Lawlar.

Anyone interested in the NDSA or the welfare of the cattle industry is welcome to come for the supper and meeting. Whether you are a member or a nonmember of the NDSA it is free of charge. For more information on the 2018 NDSA Spring Roundup, you can visit the NDSA website at


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