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Warren Rusche

Assistant Professor & SDSU Extension Feedlot Specialist


Animal Science Complex 217
Extension-Box 2170
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007

Warren supports the citizens of South Dakota in his role as an Assistant Professor and SDSU Extension Feedlot Specialist at the South Dakota State University campus in Brookings.

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A group of weaned calves

SDSU Extension Calf Value Discovery program registration open

September 21, 2023

Cow/calf producers can gain valuable information to improve their operations by participating in the South Dakota State University Extension’s Calf Value Discovery program, which is now accepting entries for 2023-2024.

Silage pile covered with tarp and weighted down with tires.

Silage Covering and Harvest Management to Maximize Feed Value

Covering silage piles is critically important to control nutrient loss in silage, but what covering strategies result in the best-quality feed? Learn what a recent SDSU Extension research project found out.

Pile of chopped silage in front of a tractor.

Does Kernel Processing Silage Pay for Growing and Finishing Beef Cattle?

Kernel processing involves passing harvested silage through a set of rollers mounted on the chopper. But does this extra step result in improved efficiency and reduced costs of gain?