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Grady Ruble

SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist


SDSU Extension Watertown Regional Center
1910 W Kemp Ave
Watertown, SD 57201

Grady supports the citizens of South Dakota in his role as an SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist based in Watertown.

Also by Grady Ruble

A black calf nursing from a black and white cow with mixed cattle in the background.

Implanting Nursing Calves

Implanting nursing calves has consistently shown to be an effective way to post greater calf weights at weaning time. In fact, implanting has the greatest return on investment of any other technology, which ultimately makes the decision of which implant to use of lesser importance than the decision to implant.

Two beef heifers standing in a pasture. One is red, the other black and white.

Replacement Heifer Calculator

Excel decision aid to assist producers decide whether to raise or purchase replacement heifers.

a creep feeder unit in a pasture. Photo by Alice Welch, USDA

Considering Creep Feeding

Despite what Mother Nature seems to think the summer months are approaching and for some that means rolling out the creep feeder and for others considering whether creep feeding is a necessary investment.