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Julie Walker

Professor & SDSU Extension Beef Specialist

605-688-5458

Animal Science Complex 221
Animal Science-Box 2170
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007

Julie supports the citizens of South Dakota in her role as a Professor & SDSU Extension Beef Specialist at the South Dakota State University campus in Brookings.

Also by Julie Walker

A small group of cattle grazing a vast, open range as the sun sets in the background.

Using Increased Longevity to Reduce Annual Cow Cost

When evaluating annual cow cost, feed rises to the top of the list. Feed cost is an important area to consider; however, have you evaluated the cost of incorporating replacement heifers into the cowherd?

Black angus cattle feeding in a feedlot.

What Goes Into Calculating Yardage?

Yardage cost is the non-feed cost per head for every day that an animal is fed harvested feed in some form of confinement. Yardage is usually associated with calves and yearlings in the feedlot, but this concept can apply to drylotted or wintering cows as well.

pair of calves at pasture

Calf Value Discovery Program Registration Open

October 07, 2019

The SDSU Extension Calf Value Discovery Program allows cow/calf operators to gain valuable feedback to help them improve management decisions that impact the financial bottom-line.

Beef Cattle