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Climate in Kazakhstan Perfect for North Dakota Cattle

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Farmers and ranchers from Kazakhstan bought more than 20,000 head of cattle from North Dakota in the past five years.

And they want to buy more.

A delegation is back in bismarck learning as much as they can to continue to grow a new livestock industry.

 

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(veterinarian explains ultrasound) "it's a pretty useful unit."

A large animal vet uses an ultrasound to get the best look he can.

(veterinarian) "So we know she's pregnant - what i'm doing right now is getting a real nice shot of its head."

it's technology that's common to the modern american rancher.

(John Wohl/ ND Rancher) "Firstly we want to find out if they are bred. That's the key piece of it."

American technology is the envy of ranchers and veterinarians around the world.

And this group from kazakhstan is eager to learn more about it.

(Larry White/ ND Trade Office) "It's a lifetime of learning for a lot of them yet, I mean, their association with animal agriculture is just beginning."

Five years ago ranchers from kazakhstan began buying cattle from north dakota.

It's worked well because our climates our so similar.

(Zharmukhanov Nurlan/ Director, cattle production development consulting center) "they adjusted very well to this climate. They reproduced. So it's been very successful so far."

Kazakhstan is located in eastern europe, south of russia and northwest of china.

It's the ninth largest country in the world.

Its president is passionate about growing its economy.

(Nurlan) "Agriculture plays a huge role in that development because agriculture can feed not only kazakhstan but also the whole of europe and russia."

To get there, farmers and ranchers need to grow their operations in a hurry.

They think technology is the quickest way to do it.

(Nurlan) "Kazakhstan veterinarians want to make the jump. They don't want to go through the whole history. They want to learn more about the industry, more about technology, and just start using it right away."

This contingent of 16 farmers, ranchers, veterinarians and engineers will spend eight days in north dakota.

They're visiting vet clinics, universities and farms.

They hope to fill their head with information...

And North Dakota hopes to fill their pastures with cattle.

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The North Dakota Trade Office estimates about 40-percent of all the cattle purchased by ranchers in kazakhstan come from north dakota.

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