Danger In Cattle Stock Ponds
Cattle ranchers should be on the lookout for a deadly disease that may be infecting stock ponds. Blue-green algae have been found in some wetlands in the state, including in Mountrail County. This pond is southeast of Stanley and has shown signs of the bacteria that show up as a blue or green colored sheen on the top of the water. Jim Hennessey of the Mountrail County Ag Department says blue-green algae can easily kill cattle that get a big drink of the bacteria.