HAZELTON, N.D. – Another blizzard hit Black Leg Ranch in March, and its 40-50 mile per hour wind gusts created huge snowdrifts while the Doans were busy feeding animals and waiting for the twins to arrive.
SaleASKOV, Minn. – Folks who bought bulls and heifers at the Becker’s Angus production sale know they are getting durable cattle.
MCHENRY, N.D. – After another cold snap in late February, Logan and Chelsey Harding were busy finding some relief from calving their Red Angus herd in the bitter cold.
HAZELTON, N.D. – As another winter snowstorm with negative wind chills chewed through more bales of hay for the animals at Black Leg Ranch, fifth-generation ranchers Jayce and Kassy Doan, and their son, Jordy, have been busy feeding animals and patiently waiting for the twins to arrive.
ASKOV, Minn. – Less than two weeks before the Beckers Angus Second Annual Production Sale on March 12, David Becker had just 10 cows still waiting to drop their calves.
MCHENRY, N.D. – Calving is off to a sunny start with the weather growing milder at the Harding ranch, and some Red Angus calves already on the ground.
HAZELTON, N.D. – With the long and bitter cold winter of 2022-23 giving way to slightly warmer temperatures in February, producers are feeling optimistic about spring and hoping the snow will continue to melt.
ASKOV, Minn. – When David Becker gave his Feb. 13 report, there were two cows that were AI’d left to come in. The first herd sire calf arrived on Feb. 12, with many more to come.
MCHENRY, N.D. – With calving season just around the corner, Logan and Chelsey Harding are hoping for a break from the bitter cold temperatures they have experienced at the ranch most of January.
HAZELTON, N.D. – Winter snow and bitter cold continued to hang on at Black Leg Ranch - along with a bout of freezing rain - in late January. The weather continued to be challenging, but there was promise in the forecast for warmer conditions ahead in early February.
ASKOV, Minn. – Everything happened during the last two weeks of January.
MCHENRY, N.D. – The winter weather was unseasonably mild through the first half of January in the east central region of the state, but since temperatures didn’t rise above freezing, heavy snow was still hanging around at the Harding ranch.
HAZELTON, N.D. – The heavier weight cows at Black Leg Ranch are out winter grazing, which not only keeps them healthy as they move throughout the grazing areas, but their movement also fertilizes the soil by spreading manure.
ASKOV, Minn. – The weather isn’t giving any time off this year to east central Minnesota farmers like those at Beckers Angus.
MCHENRY, N.D. – With the start of a new year and winter settling in at the Harding Ranch in Eddy County, Chelsey and Logan Harding are staying busy around the ranch – moving heavy snow, feeding and keeping up with the nutrition of their cows and heifers, and preparing to market last year’s calves.
HAZELTON, N.D. – After a rough December, which challenged producers with significant snowfall, strong winds, and below-zero temperatures, the last week of the year and the start of 2023 offered a bit of a reprieve with milder conditions.
ASKOV, Minn. – If the rest of winter is anything like December 2022, farmers could be pushing a lot of snow. Two big December snowstorms created extra work for livestock farmers across east central Minnesota.
MCHENRY, N.D. – Strong winds that blew heavy snowfall across roadways and ranches made feeding and other chores difficult for producers in mid-December.
HAZELTON, N.D. – With nearly two feet of snow falling across the region in mid-December, strong winds creating tall snowdrifts, and many road closures, livestock producers have been facing some serious challenges to end the year.
ASKOV, Minn. – Farmers and ranchers spend their lives outdoors, so if they sense the weather is trying to tell them something, it’s good to listen.
MCHENRY, N.D. – After the month of November was dominated by cold and snowy conditions, some warmer days during the week following Thanksgiving provided relief at Logan and Chelsey Harding's ranch in Eddy County.
STERLING, N.D. – At Black Leg Ranch, Jayce and Kassy Doan have a busy couple of weeks ahead, especially with the weather fluctuating from cold and windy days with some snow to a few warmer days, which leaves ice forming overnight.
ASKOV, Minn. – About 3 inches of snow lay on the ground in Pine County. Temperatures were cold enough that resorts were making snow for ski or tube runs.
MCHENRY, N.D. – Logan and Chelsey Harding are building a future on their ranch in Eddy County where they raise commercial SimAngus and are beginning a registered Red Angus herd.
STERLING, N.D. – In the tall, native prairie grasses and forages on pastures at Black Leg Ranch, commercial Black Angus cattle graze rotationally during the summer and stay out on the land throughout the year. In the southern part of the ranch, a herd of buffalo graze on their own pastures.