Skip to main content

Latest News

Group of mixed beef heifers in spring pasture.

South Dakota BQA Trainer Certification Course Set for Dec. 13

November 24, 2021

Veterinarians that are current trainers, or those interested in becoming trainers, must attend a certification course with the State BQA Coordinator to offer in-person BQA certification trainings for producers.

Group of mixed cattle behind a feedlot fence.

Last Chance to Register for Interstate Cattle Feeders Day

November 22, 2021

Sponsored by SDSU Extension and the University of Minnesota (UMN) Extension, the program highlights several timely topics addressing key feedlot production issues.

Newborn black angus calf with mother cow.

Impact of Reproductive Technologies on Herd Success Set for Nov. 23

November 03, 2021

South Dakota State University Extension will host a reproductive technology program for beef cow/calf producers on Nov. 23 at 10 a.m. CDT at the Watertown Regional Extension Center.

Several red angus cattle feeding at a feed bunk.

SDSU, UMN Extension to Host Interstate Cattle Feeders Day

October 26, 2021

Cattle feeders from South Dakota, Minnesota and northwest Iowa are invited to attend an Interstate Cattle Feeders Day Dec. 7 at the Holiday Inn Express Event Center in Brandon, South Dakota.

Mother cow with calf in a dry, drought-stressed rangeland.

Early Registration for 2021 Range Beef Cow Symposium Ends Nov. 1

October 25, 2021

The two-day meeting will be held Nov. 16-17 at the Monument (formerly the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center) in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Small group of producers in a field where cattle are grazing crop residue.

Managing Soil: Maximizing Profit Conference Set for Dec. 7

November 19, 2021

South Dakota State University Extension and the SDSU Southeast Research Farm will host a seminar for growers interested in soil health, regenerative agriculture and livestock inclusion in these systems.

South Dakota State University Swine Education and Research Facility exterior.

SDSU Swine Day to Celebrate Swine Education and Research Facility’s Fifth Anniversary

October 08, 2021

South Dakota State University Extension will commemorate the fifth anniversary of the SDSU Swine Education and Research Facility at this year’s Swine Day on Nov. 2.

Young, female rancher observing beef cattle in a pen.

SDSU, NDSU Extension to Host Inspired by Annie’s Project ‘Meat Marketing 101’

November 22, 2021

Industry specialists from both South Dakota and North Dakota will discuss topics, such as consumer preferences, marketing plans, processing and product distribution.

A group of mixed calves and cattles in a lush, spring pasture.

SDSU Extension to Host BeefUP Sessions in Watertown and Pierre

September 29, 2021

Experts at both two-day sessions will discuss the impacts that calving distribution has on profitability and how management decisions can dictate calving and improve future returns on calves.

SDSU Extension Releases New ‘Cattle HQ’ Podcast Series

September 28, 2021

South Dakota State University Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialists are excited to announce the launch today of a new podcast titled, “Cattle HQ.”

A group of cattle grazing in fall pasture.

Organizers Unveil Lineup for the XXVII Range Beef Cow Symposium

September 21, 2021

Cattle ranchers and industry professionals are invited to hear the latest cutting-edge information and updates at the upcoming Range Beef Cow Symposium Nov. 16-17 in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Man inspecting fact content in a cut of beef.

Workshop Series Explores Livestock Producer Options for Starting Small Processing Plants

September 28, 2021

South Dakota State University Extension is seeking livestock producers interested in opening and operating their own meat processing facilities to participate in a workshop series.

several small eastern red cedar trees growing in rangeland

‘Baa-d Cedars’ Field Day Examines Goat-Targeted Grazing on Cedars

September 17, 2021

South Dakota State University Extension invites the public to an interactive Eastern Red Cedar Management Field Day to see the impact goats can have in controlling the most widely distributed conifer across eastern North America.

A small herd of cattle grazing a hilly pasture in early fall.

SDSU Extension Invites Cattle Producers to Take Culling Decisions Survey

September 15, 2021

South Dakota State University Extension is seeking input from cattle producers across the northern Great Plains to identify management decisions influencing culling decisions in reproductive herds.

Russ Daly standing in front of a herd of cattle

Five Tips to Keeping Livestock Vaccines Viable on Farm

September 09, 2021

Whether the producer/veterinarian team chooses an inactivated or modified-live virus vaccination program, Daly says it’s important that the vaccines don’t go past their prime.