SDSU Extension serves as the outreach arm of South Dakota State University, our state’s land grant university. With access to faculty and researchers, and extensive experience, our team provides South Dakotans with resources to help answer questions.
Winter Ticks Showing Up on Horses
Ticks aren’t only active during the growing season in South Dakota. Winter ticks can be commonly found on horses and cattle. Learn some expert tips for identifying and managing them before they become a problem.
Goldilocks and Bison Carcass Size Considerations
Many are familiar with the story of Goldilocks and the three bears, where Goldilocks tries to find a bed that's not too hard, nor too soft, but “just right.” Learn how this same concept can help producers find a carcass size that's "just right" for bison processing.
Are bison amenable or non-amenable? How does the definition of bison affect harvest systems and quality of meat and carcasses?
While status of bison as an amenable versus non-amenable species seems confusing and complex, there are associated benefits and consequences for each definition.