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Beef

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.

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SDSU Extension and NDSU Extension to Host Beef Cattle Mineral Nutrition Field Days

May 10, 2022

SDSU Extension and NDSU Extension will host Beef Cattle Mineral Nutrition Field Days June 9 at NDSU Central Grasslands Research Extension Center and June 10 at SDSU Cottonwood Field Station.

Red angus cattle gathered in a feedlot in winter.

Livestock

South Dakota is home to a dynamic livestock industry.

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SDSU Extension to Co-Host Mineral Nutrition for the Beef Cow Herd Educational Series

May 04, 2022

SDSU Extension will host a webinar series on mineral nutrition for the beef cow herd on May 17, 19, 24, 26, and 31 from 6-7:30 p.m. MT (7-8:30 p.m. CDT).

Raw New York strip steaks on a wood cutting board.

Backgrounding Beef Calves on Cover Crops May Improve Steak Tenderness

Can short-term backgrounding diets of beef calves have long term impacts of meat quality? Recent research from the meat science team at South Dakota State University says, “Yes.”

Black angus cowherd in spring pasture.

Can Early Weaning Benefit First-Calf Heifers?

First-calf heifers pose specific challenges for cattle producers. Learn how strategic weaning decisions can impact the performance and profitability of this challenging group.

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.

Group of beef cattle at mineral feeder in pasture
Jun 09

Beef Cattle Mineral Nutrition Field Day

SDSU Extension and NDSU Extension will host Beef Cattle Mineral Nutrition Field Days June 9 at NDSU Central Grasslands Research Extension Center and June 10 at SDSU Cottonwood Field Station.

cattle grazing early spring pasture

Grass Tetany: Now Is the Time To Prepare

Grass tetany is a metabolic disorder associated with grazing lush, rapidly growing pastures. Learn the factors that influence its progression along with tips for preventing and managing it in herds.

Mother cow licking newborn calf in a pasture.

Calving Distribution Affects Herd Health

When the calving season is consolidated, nutritional requirements are more synchronous across the herd, and these benefits extend beyond improved feed management.