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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 Robin Salverson, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialists.

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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.

Cattle feeding in a feed bunk.


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.

Group of black cattle at a feed bunk.

Beef Cattle Budgets

What does it cost to maintain a cow for the year? This is a common question asked by producers across the nation.

Upcoming Events

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Dec 13

Range Beef Cow Symposium

Colorado State University’s Department of Animal Sciences, in partnership with SDSU Extension as well as the Cooperative Extension Service and Animal Science Departments of the University of Nebraska and the University of Wyoming will host the 28th Range Beef Cow Symposium on Dec. 13-14 at The Ranch in Loveland, Colorado.

Black cattle equipped with virtual fencing collars grazing rangeland.
Jan 11

Virtual Fencing Workshop @ Box Elder

SDSU Extension will host a free virtual fencing workshop on Thursday, January 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT at the Box Elder Events Center (631 Watiki Way, Box Elder, SD 57719).