Monthly Archives: October 2020

DLGC Needs Current Addresses for:

Burton, Kerwin (Pierre, SD)
Cotton, Benjamin or Adam (Hillsboro, ND)
Hagens, David or Diana (Steele, ND)
Hartman, Curtis (Hebron, ND)
Jarrett, Sigrid
Kleinsasser, Randy (Buchanan, ND)
Kuntz, Cheryl
Perry, Robert or Elizabeth (Marion, SD)
Peterson, David Duane
Pfliger, Richard (Bismarck, ND)
Reimnitz, Gladys (Mitchell, SD)
Schlosser, Paul or Sarah (Kindred, ND)
Stadheim, Lynn (Hettinger, ND)
Veal, Larry (Meadow, SD)
Stein, Theo or Rebecca (McClusky, ND)

DLGC Message from President Riley Braaten

     Greetings fellow shepherds and ranchers. Well 2020 continues to be an interesting and trying time for many producers. From weak lamb markets to dry hot weather in some regions to devastating storms and wet weather in other area. Yet one thing is for certain in these troublesome times that God will prevail and win the battle even though we may not quite see the light that is shining bright at the end of the tunnel.
     Well I hope all of you were able to utilize the first round of CFAP payments that were paid out. CFAP 2 was released on 9/18/20 and sign up begins on 9/21/20. It’s well deserved to our fellow shepherds and ranchers.
     In the last one to two weeks we have seen an increase in lamb prices. Ewes and ewe lamb prices remain very strong despite weak lamb prices. We continue to see more young producers entering into the business as well as some rejoining again. Relatively cheap feed, and ample amounts, in most regions has been a great blessing for producers. Simple things like utilizing scales this year have been very effective and useful in not overfeeding lambs. Continue reading