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Newborn black angus calf with mother cow.

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.

Group of beef calves in a pen.

Managing Earlier Weaned Calves

Weaning calves at an earlier-than-normal age is a proven strategy to reduce grass demands by 25% or more during drought conditions. Learn some key management considerations for getting started.

A small herd of cattle gathered around a pond on an open range.

SDSU Extension Aids Producers in Protecting Livestock Through Water Testing Service

May 27, 2022

SDSU Extension is offering an on-site livestock water testing service at all SDSU Extension regional centers and several county offices throughout the state.

Small flock of sheep grazing in a pasture.

Multispecies Grazing: Benefits of Sheep Integration on Rangelands

Fact sheet about diversifying your operation to benefit your rangeland.

Two producers and a conservation agent moving cattle in a grassland area.

SDSU Extension to Host Virtual BeefUP Course

January 05, 2022

SDSU Extension will be presenting BeefUP, a 6-week, self-paced virtual course starting February 1. BeefUP will encompass a systems approach of calving distribution and management strategies that have an impact on profitability and improve future returns.

Olivia Amundson, SDSU Extension Cow/ Calf Specialist, demonstrating an ultrasound machine to a group of 4-H youth.

SDSU Extension Hosts Cattle AI Day Camp at Cottonwood Field Station

December 03, 2021

Twenty 4-H youth involved in the beef project area traveled to the Cottonwood Field Station to participate in the South Dakota State University Extension Cattle AI Day Camp held Nov. 6.

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.

calf with mother cow in pasture
Nov 10

BeefUP - Calving Strategies for Market Advantages

A two-day, in person meeting discussing the impacts of calving distribution on management strategies and how management can drive calving and future returns on calves.

Black angus heifers in a green pasture.
Dec 07

Interstate Cattle Feeders Day

South Dakota State University Extension will be holding the Interstate Cattle Feeders Day, a conference for Cattle Feeders looking to take advantage of profit opportunities, on Dec. 7, 2021, at the Holiday Inn Express Event Center in Brandon, South Dakota.