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Cattle HQ

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The podcast for cow/calf producers interested in cutting-edge information about cow/calf production from experts and producers in nutrition, reproduction, health and economics. Hosted by SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialists Robin Salverson, Adele Harty, Kiernan Brandt and Olivia Amundson, Cattle HQ will release new episodes every other week.

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Feedlot and Backgrounding

Learn how to add maximum value when finishing your cattle.

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Herd Health and Quality Assurance

Explore recommendations to meet the health and management needs of your operation.

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Industry and General Management

View industry updates and general management considerations.

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Marketing and Economics

We go beyond the numbers to help producers explore the impact of different management techniques on their bottom line.

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Use these tools to help develop a balanced nutrition program.

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Reproduction and Genetics

View timely recommendations for managing your reproduction program.

Featured Resources

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Beef: Best Management Practices for Cow-Calf Production

This comprehensive book provides producers with insight and education into the latest beef management, handling practices and technology.

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Beef Management & Reproduction Report Card

SDSU Extension tool for producers to track the critical management factors that affect reproductive success in beef cattle.

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Beef Cattle Budgets

Beef Cattle Budgets can be used to estimate revenues and costs associated with six different beef cattle enterprises.

Upcoming Events

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Oct 04

Fall Festival Specialty Crop Tour @ Sturgis

SDSU Extension will host a Fall Festival Specialty Crop Tour on October 4 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at Prairie Creek Farm (21282 Tanya Ln, Sturgis, SD 57785).

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Oct 16

Annie's Project @ Britton

SDSU Extension will host Annie's Project, a workshop series focusing on women involved in agriculture, on October 16, 23, 30 and November 6, 13, and 20 at the Marshall County Community Building (909 S. Main, Britton, SD 57430).