The North Dakota Stockmen’s Association (NDSA) will be hosting its 2023 Spring Roundups, “Blazing A Trail,” June 2, 6, 12, 13, 15 and 16 in Fort Yates, Turtle Lake, Tappen, Marion, Leeds and Killdeer, N.D. The Spring Roundups serve as the organization’s district meetings and will include socials, suppers, informational programs, pie auctions, 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 for the NDSA to blaze a trail forward,” said NDSA President Jason Leiseth, an Arnegard, N.D., cow-calf producer. “I invite members to bring their input and ideas and enjoy a fun evening topped off with a beef meal.”
Here are the Roundup details:
The District 1 Spring Roundup will be held at the Kenner Simmental Ranch Sale Facility, at 5850 57th St. NE, Leeds, ND 58346, on June 15. The program will include NDSA Executive Vice President Julie Ellingson, who will discuss the recent legislative session, and Dr. Gerald Kitto, who will discuss the bangs testing requirements in North Dakota, cattle identification and the impending over-the-counter antibiotic rule. In addition, a long-range shooting challenge fundraiser will run from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kenner Shooting Range next to the sale facility. Winners will be entered into a grand prize drawing. Proceeds from the shooting challenge will go to the NDSA’s Building Campaign. A trade show will begin at 5 p.m.
The District 1 Spring Roundup is being hosted by District Chairman Erika Kenner of Leeds.
The District 2 Spring Roundup will be held at the Marion Community Hall, at 303 Main Ave., Marion, ND 58466, on June 13. The program will include Leiseth, who will discuss the NDSA’s recent work; Ellingson; and North Dakota State University (NDSU) Associate Professor and Extension Beef Cattle Specialist Dr. Zac Carlson, who will speak on applied beef research.
The District 2 Spring Roundup is being hosted by District Chairman Wade Dally of Montpelier, N.D.
The District 3 Spring Roundup will be held at the Tappen City Hall, at 118 N Main, Tappen, ND 58487, on June 12. The program will include Leiseth; Ellingson; Steele Veterinary Clinic owner Dr. Troy Dutton, who will discuss the over-the-counter antibiotic rule and how to get the most out of vaccinations; and David Wald, a financial advisor, who will speak about succession planning.
The District 3 Spring Roundup is being hosted by District Chairman Craig Kemmet of Tappen.
The District 4 Spring Roundup will be held at the Hepper Ranch at 1037 100th St., Fort Yates, ND 58538, on June 2. The program will include Leiseth; Ellingson; Jerry Wulf of Wulf Cattle, who will talk about the history and future of beef marketing; and NDSA member and local rancher Jonathan Marohl, who will speak on mental health.
The District 4 Spring Roundup is being hosted by District Chairman Wayne Hepper of Fort Yates.
The District 5 Spring Roundup will be held at the High Plains Community Center, at 470 5th Ave SW, Killdeer, ND 58640, on June 16. The program will include Leiseth; Ellingson; and North Dakota Stockmen’s Foundation President Jeff Schafer, who will discuss the new cattle industry headquarters and the Building Campaign, among other Foundation work.
The District 5 Spring Roundup is being hosted by District Chairman Joe Schettler of Killdeer.
The District 6 Spring Roundup will be held at The Wildlife Club, located one mile east of Turtle Lake, N.D., on June 6. The program will include Leiseth; Ellingson; and Dr. Andrea Schlafman of North Country Veterinary Clinic and Dr. Kelly Schaefer of Schaefer Veterinary Clinic, who will speak on current trends and news from veterinarians’ perspectives. In addition, there will be a clay shooting activity beginning at 3 p.m. There will be prizes for the winners in each competition of the shoot. Proceeds from the challenges will go to the Building Campaign.
The District 6 Spring Roundup is being hosted by District Chairman Kevin Hansen of Ryder, N.D.
The Spring Roundups are free and open to all. For more information, call (701) 223-2522.