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Ryan Samuel

Assistant Professor & SDSU Extension Swine Specialist


Animal Science Complex 101
Animal Science-Box 2170
University Station
Brookings, SD 57006

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Also by Ryan Samuel

Two hog barns among rolling green fields in the countryside.

What Is Green About Pig Farming in South Dakota?

From reducing energy waste to state-of-the-art facility designs, learn some of the many ways South Dakota hog producers are working together to reduce their impact on the environment.

A series of hog barns.

South Dakota pork producers have a chance to tell their story

March 14, 2023

South Dakota State University Extension is encouraging South Dakota hog farmers to join the Your Farm Sustainability Report, a Pork Checkoff-funded project.

Young pigs snuggling in a pen.

Love is in the air, but don’t kiss your pigs!

While Valentine’s Day is celebrated during the month of February, physical affection should be reserved for human companions and not your pigs! Learn some important safety considerations to help prevent zoonotic diseases when handling swine.