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A group of black heifer calves in a feedlot.

Choosing the Right Custom Feeding Partner

Custom cattle feeding can be a “win-win” strategy when done correctly. Feeding someone else’s cattle provides a method to market feedstuffs without tying up the capital required to own the livestock.

five beef cows standing in a pasture

Livestock Newsletter

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

female veterinarian standing in front of a small group of black cows

South Dakota One Health Efforts Look at Antibiotic Use and Other Connections Between Animals and People

November 04, 2019

South Dakota One Health is a collaborative effort that promotes a deeper understanding of the connections between the health of people, animals and the environment.

Beef Cattle, Swine, Dairy Cattle, Sheep, Animal Health

femal rancher with young female training reviewing paperwork beside a cow pasture

BQA Certification to be Held in Mitchell November 21

October 31, 2019

To help beef producers meet Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification expectations, SDSU Extension will host an in-person BQA certification course on Thursday, November 21, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Technology Center Amphitheater at Mitchell Technical Institute (MTI) in Mitchell. SDSU Extension has collaborated with MTI’s animal science program to offer BQA certification to their students, also offered to the public this year.

Beef Cattle

Annie's Project Empowering Women in Agriculture
Jan 07

Annie's Project @ Clark

SDSU Extension will host Annie's Project in 6 sessions on Jan 7, 14, 21, 28; Feb 4 and 11, beginning at 5:30 PM CDT at the Clark Golf Club. (800 N. Idaho St., Clark, SD 57225).

Annie's Project, Corn, Soybean, Wheat, Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Sheep, Conservation

A group of dairy employees having a discussion around a barbecue grill.

Employee Turnover: It Is Important in Agriculture Also

Lots of conversations in agriculture lately focuses around labor or the lack of a labor pool of employees. This is the case not only for dairy farms, but also within the entire agriculture industry.

femal rancher with young female training reviewing paperwork beside a cow pasture
Nov 21

2019 BQA Certification Course @ Mitchell

SDSU Extension will be hosting a BQA certification course on Nov. 21 at 4 PM CDT at the Mitchell Technical Institute, Technology Center Amphitheater (1800 E Spruce St, Mitchell, SD 57301).

Beef Cattle

five beef cows standing in a pasture
Dec 11

2019 Livestock Environmental Training for CAFOs Workshop - December

SDSU Extension will host a livestock environmental training program for concentrated animal feeding operations on December 11 at 8:30 AM CST at the Crossroads Convention Center in Huron (100 Fourth St. S.W. in Huron, 57350).

Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Sheep, Swine, Horse, Animal Health, Barns, Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, Animal Welfare

a red semi truck with a cattle trailer attached behind it
Dec 10

BQA Transportation Certification Course @ Worthing

SDSU Extension will be hosting a certification course for BQA Transportation on Dec. 10 at 1 PM CDT at the Sioux Falls Regional Livestock (28168 Commerce Ave., Worthing, SD 57077).

Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle

close up of black angus cow face

Beef Quality Assurance Transportation Certification needed to deliver cattle

October 29, 2019

Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Transportation is the latest certification needed for beef cattle haulers and producers who deliver cattle to major packing plants.

Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle