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Pete Bauman

SDSU Extension Range Field Specialist

605-882-5140

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

Pete supports the citizens of South Dakota in his role as an SDSU Extension Range Field Specialist in Watertown.

Also by Pete Bauman

an image of a cow with two young calves in a green pasture

Alternative Calving Workshops to be Held in February throughout South Dakota

January 29, 2020

The South Dakota Grassland Coalition, in partnership with SDSU Extension and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, will host a series of workshops focused on alternative calving methods in February.

Animal Health, Beef Cattle

A red angus cow with two unweaned calves attempting to suckle from it.

Alternative Calving Considerations

Structuring a calving program that best suites farm and ranch operations can be challenging. Of primary concern are: weather, labor, market timing, and animal health considerations, with weather possibly being the most volatile factor, as it ranges from challenging to catastrophic in some years.

Small group of cattle eating plants near a fenceline

Cows Eat Weeds

By utilizing grazing as a means of cultural control, producers have the potential to decrease input expenses while reaping the benefits of inexpensive weed control through animal nutrition.