Big picture ranching

Created: 1/31/22 (Mon) | Topic: Education

In episode six of Straight Talk with NDFB, your hosts Emmery Mehlhoff and Ezra Grotberg interview North Dakota’s own Dr. Gerald Stokka, Livestock Stewardship Director at NDSU. Dr. Stokka shares his wealth of knowledge as a researcher, teacher, and small-town veterinarian. 

This episode addresses:

  • A “systems” approach to raising cattle
  • Optimizing profitability
  • How to stop ranching in crisis mode

Dr. Jerry Stokka works one-on-one with ranchers to optimize herd health, productivity, and livestock stewardship. During the conversation, Dr. Stokka shared his interest in working with young producers. If you are interested in visiting more with Dr. Stokka, you can find him at

You can also contact him by phone or email.
Phone: 701-231-5082

Have a question or suggestion for our hosts? You can contact Emmery and Ezra here:

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