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Heidi Carroll

SDSU Extension Livestock Stewardship Field Specialist & Beef Quality Assurance Coordinator


Animal Science Complex 218
Animal Science-Box 2170
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007

Heidi develops programs focused on emergency response planning involving livestock, employee training programs, and facility evaluations to improve safety and handling.

Heidi assists with certification and site evaluations for on-farm quality assurance programs:

  • Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) – Advisor certification, producer & site certifications
  • Transport Quality Assurance (TQA) – Pig transporter certification
  • Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) – State Trainer certification, producer certification, site assessments
  • BQA Transportation (BQAT) – Beef transporter certification
  • Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Animal Care – independent farm evaluations or preparation for FARM Animal Care evaluations
  • Sheep Safety & Quality Assurance (SSQA) and American Wool Assurance (AWA)

State & Regional Offices

SDSU Campus

Also by Heidi Carroll

Newborn lamb feeding under a heat lamp.

Electrical Safety in the Barn

From heat lamps to extension cords, learn some important fire safety considerations when electricity is used to warm up your barn during lambing and kidding season.

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I-29 Moo University Dairy Beef Short Course scheduled for March 28 in Sioux Falls

February 24, 2023

The I-29 Moo University Dairy Beef Short Course is scheduled for March 28 as part of the pre-educational events for the Central Plains Dairy Expo.

Merino sheep grazing on grassy pasture.

Using Rangeland to Extend Lambs to Meet a More-Optimal Market

Coming off a year of record prices across all classifications of sheep, the current drop in prices has been a bit discouraging. Using historic pricing data, we can observe seasonal price fluctuations that may make holding onto lambs a little longer a more-profitable option.