North Dakota Stockmen's Association sets spring roundups in June

North Dakota Stockmen's Association

The North Dakota Stockmen’s Association will host its 2021 Spring Roundups, “Charting the Course,” June 3-4 and June 7-10 in Hope, Napoleon, Stanley, Watford City, Beulah and Leonard, N.D. The events serve as the organization’s district meetings and will include socials, suppers, informational programs, NDSA Nominating Committee meetings and local brand inspector meetings.

In each location, the brand inspectors meeting begins at 5 p.m., with the social at 5:30 p.m., the supper at 6:30 p.m. and the program and Nominating Committee meeting following. All times are local.

“The Spring Roundups are designed to bring the association to its members — to provide information to the state’s cattle producers and to gather their valuable input to chart the course for the NDSA,” said NDSA President Jeff Schafer, a New Rockford, N.D., cow-calf producer and feeder. “I invite members to bring their input and ideas, have the conversations for the betterment of the very industry that supports them and enjoy a delicious beef meal with new and old friends at the Spring Roundups.”

Here are the Roundup details:

District 1

The District 1 Spring Roundup will be held at the Hope Legion Hall in Hope, N.D., on June 3. The program will include Schafer, who will discuss the NDSA’s recent work; NDSA Executive Vice President Julie Ellingson, who will discuss the legislative session; and Angie Johnson, North Dakota State University agriculture and natural resources Extension agent for Steele County, who will be speaking on “The People You Meet and the Meat They Eat — Telling the Story of North Dakota Ranchers.”

The District 1 Spring Roundup is being hosted by District Chairman Cliff Sanders Jr. of Clifford, N.D.

District 2

The District 2 Spring Roundup will be held at the Leonard Country Club in Leonard, N.D., on June 10. The program will include Schafer; Dick Roth, retired southeastern-area veterinarian, who will speak about the importance of vitamin E; and Rob Maddock, NDSU department of animal sciences associate professor, who will discuss how to start a small meat processing facility.

The District 2 Spring Roundup is being hosted by District Chairman Brian McDonald of Leonard, N.D.

District 3

The District 3 Spring Roundup will be held at the Napoleon Legion in Napoleon, N.D., on June 4. The program will include Schafer, Ellingson and Gerald Stokka, NDSU Extension veterinarian, who will speak on livestock stewardship.

The District 3 Spring Roundup is being hosted by District Chairman Tim Erbele of Streeter, N.D.

District 4

The District 4 Spring Roundup will be held at the Beulah Civic Center in Beulah, N.D., on June 9. The program will include Schafer.

The District 4 Spring Roundup is being hosted by District Chairman Joel Opp of Richardton, N.D.

District 5

The District 5 Spring Roundup will be held at Outlaws Bar and Grill in Watford City, N.D., on June 8. The program will include Schafer; Ellingson; Joy Patten, North Dakota CattleWomen president, who will give a project and beef advocacy update; Dale Patten, North Dakota District 39 senator, who will give a legislative report; and Mark Voll, North Dakota Beef Commission director, who will highlight checkoff-related work. Jessie Veeder will also provide musical entertainment.

The District 5 Spring Roundup is being hosted by District Chairman Calli Thorne of Watford City, N.D.

District 6

The District 6 Spring Roundup will be held at The Pines in Stanley, N.D., on June 7. The program will include Schafer, Ellingson; and Travis Maddock, North Dakota cattleman and consultant, who will speak on current trends in the beef industry.

Attendees are invited to utilize the venue’s indoor shooting range for free prior to the Spring Roundup, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

The District 6 Spring Roundup is being hosted by District Chairman Gary Martens of Ross, N.D.

The Spring Roundups are free to attend and open to all. For information, call 701-223-2522.