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Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

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Facilities

It’s always nice to learn what others have done before investing in new facilities or updating existing facilities for your farm or ranch.

Red angus cattle gathered in a feedlot in winter.

Livestock

South Dakota is home to a dynamic livestock industry.

A manure pit at a dairy farm.

Putting Manure Handling Safety Into Practice

As livestock producers, we should know the dangers of manure pit gases. As safety equipment improves with advancements in technology, we must provide training on proper manure handling safety protocols and the use of equipment.

group of dairy workers observing manure storage facility. Photo by Kari Cohen, NRCS.

Dealing With Emergency Manure Runoff

With the recent flooding that the region has experienced and snowmelt that is yet to come, it is essential for livestock operators with animal waste management systems to regularly check on structures in order to prevent a manure storage spill.

A manure pit in a dairy facility.

Understanding Manure Storage System Safety Risks

Many producers know and understand the risks associated with confined manure handling systems, but accidents and deaths still occur because unwarranted risks are taken as manure is being handled and removed from the systems.

Two producers inspecting a dairy barn.

Emergency Preparedness on Dairies

Being prepared for an emergency on your dairy can significantly improve recovery time from an unexpected incident.

The Dragino LHT65 LoRaWAN T/RH Sensor.

A Low-Cost Solution To Remote Monitoring of Animal Facility Thermal Environments

An appropriate thermal environment is critical for animal growth and health. Learn about a low-cost solution to remote monitor your animals’ thermal environments.

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Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Training set for June 30

June 08, 2021

An environmental training session for operators of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), will be held Wednesday, June 30 in Huron at the Crossroads Convention Center.

five beef cows standing in a pasture
Dec 08

2021 Livestock Environmental Training for CAFOs Workshop - December

South Dakota State University Extension will host a livestock environmental training program for concentrated animal feeding operations on Dec. 8 at 8:30 a.m. CST at the Crossroads Convention Center in Huron.

Veterinarian and pork producer with clipboard inspecting a hog pen.

Can Pork Producers Rely on Antibiotic-Use-Based Product Differentiation To Be Competitive?

Do consumers prefer meat produced with the minimal use of antibiotics compared to meat produced with standard antibiotic use? The following study investigates this question in-depth for South Dakota pork producers.