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Adele Harty

SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist

605-394-1722

SDSU Extension Rapid City Regional Center
711 N Creek Drive
Rapid City, SD 57703

I develop in-depth producer programs that provide knowledge and expertise in beef cattle production. In addition to programs, I provide individualized help to cattle producers by developing rations and answering various other production related questions.

Also by Adele Harty

Small herd of mixed cattle grazing rangeland in late fall.

S.D. Producers’ Willingness To Adopt Patch Burn Grazing vs. Winter Patch Grazing

Patch-burn grazing and winter patch grazing are heterogenous rangeland management practices that aim to increase the diversity of grass composition to benefit wildlife and maintain livestock production. To learn about producers’ desire to adopt these practices, we conducted an online survey between November 2019 and January 2020.

Small herd of mixed cattle grazing rangeland in late fall.

Producer Views on Patch Burn Grazing vs. Winter Patch Grazing in S.D.

Traditional rangeland management promotes uniform forage utilization, yet causes detrimental effects on the richness of plant species and wildlife habitat. Therefore, management practices that increase heterogeneity in vegetation play an important role in developing diverse habitat types and preserving grassland wildlife species.

A pair of cows with their calves in a pasture with heavy snowfall.
Jan 07

BeefUP Calving Strategies for Market Advantages Webinar

Through management strategies that influence calving distribution, producers can affect those calves sold at the end of the year.