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More Than 90,000 Cattle, Calves Lost in NDMore Than 90,000 Cattle, Calves Lost in ND

Hardest hit counties include Morton and McHenry.

April 26, 2009

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The North Dakota Farm Service Agency estimates that 90,000 cattle and calves have been lost due to the tough winter conditions and spring flooding. Each year approximately 1 million calves are born in North Dakota.

So far, FSA reports the following livestock losses:

  • 19,107 adult cattle.

  • 71,823 calves.

  • 180 horses.

  • 2,948 other animals, mostly sheep and poultry, have died across the state this year.

Hardest hit counties are including Morton (6,800 animals lost), McHenry, 6,500; and Dunn, 5,700. Six more counties each reported losses of more than 4,000 animals.

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