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Cattle graze in a pasture near Highway 10 east of Dickinson Tuesday. Cattle, experts say, are hearty animals that can withstand North Dakota's winters better than people may expect, as long as they have access to things, like protection from the wind.

Cattle are warm-blooded, winter-weather ready

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Winter weather woes have not been a major concern for North Dakota's livestock producers in recent years because of warmer seasons.

But even in the worst of winters in The Peace Garden State, Peter Solemsaas, executive director of the Farm Service Agency in Dickinson, said livestock stand up pretty well to the elements.

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