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Livestock Newsletter

SDSU Extension publishes the Livestock Newsletter to provide South Dakota producers, industry professionals and consumers with timely research-based recommendations.

Beef Cattle, Dairy Goats, Dairy Cattle, Goats, Horse, Poultry, Rabbit, Sheep, Swine, Animal Welfare, Animal Health

Beef Quality Assurance Transportation materials.

Cattle Transportation Updates

During the November 7th Animal Care Wednesday Webinar, updates regarding several livestock transportation topics were shared by two presenters. Chase DeCoite discussed the Beef Quality Assurance Transportations (BQAT) certification program. Allison Rivera provided brief updates on the discussions happening in Washington D.C. around electronic logging devices (ELD), truck weights, and hours of service for truckers.

Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Animal Welfare, Quality Assurance, Farm/Ranch Human Resources

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SDSU Extension Releases Results of Forage Binding Survey

December 19, 2018

What type of forage binding material do livestock producers in the Upper Midwest prefer? And, what are the impacts if livestock consumer these materials?

Animal Welfare, Animal Health

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Get a Jump on Your PQA Internal Site Assessments

Spring is coming fast, so before planting gets underway take some time to conduct an internal site assessment as part of the PQA Plus Site Assessment criteria.

Swine, Animal Welfare, Quality Assurance, Barns

A backup generator outside a swine facility.

Test Emergency Backup Systems in the New Year

Animal care starts with having confidence in facilities and ventilation systems that safeguard health in all weather conditions. Testing emergency backup equipment at the start of a new year is a good preventative practice.

Swine, Quality Assurance, Barns, Animal Welfare

A group of young dairy calves lying down in bedding, some are wearing red jackets.

Keeping Pre-weaned Dairy Calves Healthy and Growing in Cold Weather

Cold stress can result in calves turning to stored body fat to generate body heat, essentially losing weight. In addition, calves experiencing cold stress will have compromised immune systems making them more susceptible to disease.

Dairy Cattle, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Barns

Labeled cooler and vaccines ready for anyone who is loading syringes.

Chute Side Vaccine Management Tips

A good vaccination program is only as good as the techniques used in each step of administration. Here are some quick, easy tips to simplify the process and stay organized chute side during the fall processing.

Beef Cattle, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Equipment Safety

A cattle trailer.

Bovine Emergency Response Plan (BERP) Program

The scene of an accident is not the place to build your team! The BERP program was the featured discussion for the May Animal Care Wednesday Webinar.

Farm/Ranch Human Resources, Equipment Safety, Animal Welfare, Beef Cattle, Animal Health