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Many South Dakotans are dealing with flood issues following recent blizzards and record-breaking rain.

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Guidelines for Livestock Carcass Disposal in South Dakota

Even though every producer tries their best to keep all animals born alive, there will always be death loss in livestock production systems.

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Livestock Loss Assistance

The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) is designed to provide a payment to livestock owners or contract growers who experience excess livestock deaths due to adverse weather, including winter storms, floods, extreme cold and blizzards, eligible disease and eligible attacks.

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Spring Flooding: Preserving Your Ability to Care for Your Animals

When the winter snowfall begins to melt, oftentimes into ground already saturated from fall precipitation, significant areas in the state can face severe flooding in the spring.

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Livestock Newsletter

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

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Feeding Distillers Grains: Mathematics vs. Biology

Corn distillers dried grains (DDGS) are valued by ruminant nutritionists because of their high nutrient concentration.

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10 Simple Amenities That Will Boost Employee Morale

Agricultural employers who prioritize their work environment and offerings often have employees that are more satisfied and proficient at their work.

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Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Training in Huron on March 6

February 11, 2019

An environmental training session for operators of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO), is set for March 6, 2019 in Huron at the Crossroads Convention Center (100 Fourth St. S.W.).

Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Horse, Sheep, Swine

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How did a Poultry Germ Change to Cause Severe Disease in Calves and People?

In 2015, a specific strain of a germ called Salmonella heidelberg made 56 people sick in 15 different states.

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2019 Dairy Beef Short Course held in Sioux Falls March 26

February 06, 2019

I-29 Moo University Collaboration Hosts 2019 Dairy Beef Short Course March 26, 2019 in Sioux Falls, S.D., at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in conjunction with the Central Plains Dairy Expo.

Dairy Cattle, Beef Cattle

I-29 Moo University
Mar 26

I-29 Moo University: 2019 Dairy Beef Short Course

I-29 Moo University Collaboration will host the fifth annual Dairy Beef Short Course on March 26, 2019 beginning at the Denny Sanford Premier Center, Rooms 1 & 2 (1201 N. West Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104).

Dairy Cattle, Beef Cattle