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Cattle HQ

The podcast for cow/calf producers interested in cutting-edge information about cow/calf production from experts and producers in nutrition, reproduction, health and economics. Hosted by SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialists Robin Salverson, Adele Harty, Kiernan Brandt and Olivia Amundson, Cattle HQ will release new episodes every other week.

Use the links below to listen to episodes, view transcripts and download additional resources. Subscribe to Cattle HQ on Spotify.

All Cattle HQ Content

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Direct Marketing

In this episode of Cattle HQ, Cow/Calf Field Specialist Adele Harty is joined by Sheep Field Specialist Jaelyn Quintana, Meat Specialist Dr. Christina Bakker and Heather Maude, a rancher from Scenic.

Sale Barn Data

On today’s episode, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialists Adele Harty and Olivia Amundson discuss current research looking at factors affecting value of calves sold through South Dakota sale barns. 

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In the Markets: Cattle Inventory

In this episode of Cattle HQ, Adele Harty, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist and Matt Diersen, SDSU Extension Risk/Business Management Specialist reunite for another quarterly update on the state of the cattle industry.

Calving Preparation

In this episode of Cattle HQ, join Robin Salversonand Adele Hardy, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf as they interview Russ Daly on preparing for calving season and the science related to gestation in cattle. 

Net Wrap

In this episode of Cattle HQ, Adele Harty, Cow/Calf Field Specialist, discusses the applications of net wrap alongside Scott Hamilton from Hamilton Farms in Hitchcock, South Dakota and Dr. Jim Stangle from Golden Veterinary Services in Milesville, South Dakota.

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Nitrates

In this episode, Adele Harty, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist, talks with various cow/calf producers about the subject of nitrate testing feeds, and how that process is used in their day to day operations. 

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Organic Farming

In this episode of Cattle HQ, Kiernan Brandt and Olivia Amundson discuss organic farming with a Madison, SD organic farmer, Aaron Johnson.

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Fly Control

On today’s episode of Cattle HQ, Cow/Calf Field Specialists, Olivia Amundson and Kiernan Brandt sits down with Patrick Wagner, SDSU Extension Entomology Field Specialist and Joseph Armstrong University of Minnesota Extension Cattle Production Systems specialist to talk about pest and parasite management in livestock, more specifically dealing with flies. 

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Precision Management: Challenges and Opportunities

During this special Beef Day Episode of Cattle HQ, Robin Salverson, talked with Jamie Brennan, SDSU Extension Livestock Grazing Specialist.

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Systems Thinking

On today’s episode of Cattle HQ, Cow/Calf Field Specialist, Kiernan Brandt sits down with Dr. Hector Menendez of South Dakota State University and Dr. Benjamin Turner of Texas A&M Kingsville to talk a systems approach to early weaning first calf heifers.