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South Dakota is home to a dynamic livestock industry.

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Nov 06

Cattle Artificial Insemination Day Youth Camp

Come learn about the value of bovine artificial insemination, the A.I. process and equipment, while gaining hands on experience during this day camp.

I-29 Moo University

I-29 Moo University Dairy Beef Short Course to Focus on Animal Health and Carcass Traits

October 15, 2021

The I-29 Moo University Dairy Beef Short Course will be held on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 as part of the pre-educational events for the Central Plains Dairy Expo.

I-29 Moo University

I-29 Moo University Dairy Beef Short Course to be Held Online March 24 Due to COVID-19

October 15, 2021

The I-29 Moo University Collaboration will host the annual Dairy Beef Short Course online on March 24.

I-29 Moo University

I-29 Moo University Launches New Dairy Podcast

October 15, 2021

The I-29 Moo University dairy consortium launched a bi-weekly podcast on May 26, aimed at informing dairy producers in the I-29 corridor and across Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska North Dakota and South Dakota.

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Industry Experts Discuss Dairy Outlook on the Global and US Dairy Market in I-29 Moo University Webinar

October 15, 2021

There has been unprecedented milk and product price volatility over the last few months.

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SDSU Extension Dairy Field Specialist Tracey Erickson to Retire

October 15, 2021

After 31 years of providing education and service to South Dakota livestock producers, South Dakota State University Extension Dairy Field Specialist Tracey Erickson has announced her retirement. Her last day is June 21.

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Importance of Proper Forage Sampling

As dairymen and livestock caretakers, we are trying to optimize the performance of our livestock, whether it is producing milk or meat. Without knowing the quality of the feedstuff or forage we are feeding, it becomes difficult to balance a ration to ensure the animal is receiving the proper amounts of needed nutrients.

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Combating Heat Stress in Lactating Dairy Cows

With summer temperatures and higher humidity levels upon us, dairy producers need enact their heat abatement strategies on farm for all livestock.

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.