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Facilities

It’s always nice to learn what others have done before investing in new facilities or updating existing facilities for your farm or ranch.

Red angus cattle gathered in a feedlot in winter.

Livestock

South Dakota is home to a dynamic livestock industry.

A red and white holstein calf, looking through the fence from its calf hutch on a sunny, summer day.

Understanding and Mitigating Heat Stress in Young Dairy Animals

We often don’t focus as much on heat stress in young dairy calves and tend to focus more on cold stress. However, it is just as important and producers or calf raisers should have a plan in place to help mitigate heat stress in these animals also.

Dairy cattle in a feeding facility

Diminishing Personal Injury on Dairy Farms

Within the dairy industry there is a high percentage of contact time between animals and human beings on a daily basis.

Holstein Dairy Calves lying in fresh straw, wearing calf blankets to help keep warm.

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.

A holstein dairy cow with several flies on its face.

Fly Population Management on Dairies

Fly control on dairies is an important pest management consideration that impacts the bottom line by affecting overall animal productivity and health.

Two producers inspecting a dairy barn.

Emergency Preparedness on Dairies

Being prepared for an emergency on your dairy can significantly improve recovery time from an unexpected incident.

Brown Swiss Dairy Calf, lays outside calf hutch in straw bedding with blue calf coat on, sunning itself in the winter sunshine.

Winter Preparedness on the Dairy Farm

Weather this time of year can change in a hurry. So how many of you as dairy producers have heeded the warning and taken the time to prepare for the upcoming winter?

The Dragino LHT65 LoRaWAN T/RH Sensor.

A Low-Cost Solution To Remote Monitoring of Animal Facility Thermal Environments

An appropriate thermal environment is critical for animal growth and health. Learn about a low-cost solution to remote monitor your animals’ thermal environments.

five beef cows standing in a pasture
Dec 08

2021 Livestock Environmental Training for CAFOs Workshop - December

South Dakota State University Extension will host a livestock environmental training program for concentrated animal feeding operations on Dec. 8 at 8:30 a.m. CST at the Crossroads Convention Center in Huron.