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Purchasing or raising replacement females represents a significant investment for cow/calf operations and the impact may be felt for years after.
Despite what Mother Nature seems to think the summer months are approaching and for some that means rolling out the creep feeder and for others considering whether creep feeding is a necessary investment.
Excel decision aid to assist producers decide whether to raise or purchase replacement heifers.
Given the recent havoc endured by producers in the upper mid-west by the spring blizzard or even prior flooding we are aware that many producers have incurred losses. There are several programs available through the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service to help provide assistance.
Feed costs in dairy diets typically make up half or more of the input expenses of a ration. Thus, it is imperative to keep a handle on input costs by comparing ingredients on an apples-to-apples basis when looking for cost-effective diet solutions.
This comprehensive book provides producers with insight and education into the latest beef management, handling practices and technology.
Home to more than 1 million head of cattle, South Dakota’s producers can rely on SDSU Extension for research-based information, best management practices and resources to support healthy and profitable herds.
South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension will be hosting a women’s marketing program titled “Meat Marketing 101”, in Bowman, North Dakota at the Cow Chip Creations event barn (9202 152nd Ave SW) on Oct. 14, 2021, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
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.