Livestock Feed Program

This program is designed to assist with feed costs for livestock producers who can establish an expected shortfall in the amount of feed needed to sustain existing breeding livestock and backgrounding livestock operation levels for those impacted by the 2019 extreme weather conditions.

Applications will be accepted until June 30, 2020 at 5 p.m. CT.


The borrower must be a North Dakota resident who is an active livestock producer. Borrower must show the ability to repay and have an operating plan in place for 2020.

Use of proceeds

This program will provide borrowers with financing for the additional costs associated with feeding livestock because of the extreme weather conditions including but not limited to:

  • Purchasing feed
  • Remote haying
  • Hauling hay
  • Hauling livestock to feedlot
  • Feedlot fees
  • Harvest of cash crops for feed
Loan amount/limit

BND will participate up to a maximum of 90 percent of the total loan amount. BND’s maximum participation amount is $250,000.

Interest rate and fees
  • Fixed rate option: BND to net 3.50%. The lead lender may charge up to a 0.25% service fee.
  • Fees: BND receives a $100 origination fee.
Lending criteria

BND uses its normal credit standards in reviewing the loan.


Adequate collateral coverage will be required. BND and lead bank will share the collateral pro rata. Any FSA loans secured by the chattels will require FSA subordination.

Participation requirements

Any financial institution in North Dakota can be the lead lender. BND will participate up to a maximum of 90 percent of the total loan amount. Lead lender is responsible for servicing the loan.

Loan Terms

Fully amortizing term loan. Up to a 5-year amortization depending on lead bank discretion. Interest only for the first year and principal and interest payments the remaining term.

How to apply

BND offers this loan by partnering with local lenders. To apply, contact your lender. If you have questions, email or call 701.328.5795 or 1.800.472.2166 ext 328.5795.