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N.D. monastery to end century-old cattle practice

Published 07/30/2011, The Jamestown Sun

RICHARDTON, N.D. (AP) — A Roman Catholic monastery in western North Dakota is ending a century-old practice of raising cattle because of a lack of monks with cowboy skills. The Assumption Abbey in Richardton intends to sell its herd of about 260 cows and rent pastures to other ranchers, monastery officials told the Dickinson Press.

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