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Dairy

As a member of the I-29 Moo University Collaboration, SDSU Extension connects South Dakota’s producers with peers and industry experts across a five-state region.

Red angus cattle gathered in a feedlot in winter.

Livestock

South Dakota is home to a dynamic livestock industry.

Two people having a conversation, one being the herd manager and the other the employee in a dairy free stall barn.)

Coaching vs. Evaluations To Improve Ag Employee Performance

One of the most difficult things farm managers have to master is coaching employees. Using appropriate coaching methods with employees will help you as a manager to achieve the desired employee performance you are looking for in your operation.

Producer and FSA agent discussing Coronavirus Food Assistance Program signup in a cattle shed.

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 Signup Open Until Dec. 11

South Dakota producers that faced market disruptions due to COVID-19 may be eligible for assistance from the Coronavirus Food Assistance Progam 2, available for signup through the USDA's Farm Service Agency until Dec. 11, 2021.

A downed rural power line following an ice storm.

Caring for Animals When the Power Goes Out

Power outages bring with them a different set of circumstances to every animal operation. Questions about animal care and animal health products in the midst of electricity loss should be directed to your veterinarian.

Producer and USDA agent reviewing CFAP 1.0 application.

USDA: CFAP 1 Program Payment Benefits to Producers

In examining the USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 1.0 website, we are able to directly see the impact of the program and the payments made to producers across the country.

Brown Swiss Dairy Calf, lays outside calf hutch in straw bedding with blue calf coat on, sunning itself in the winter sunshine.

Winter Preparedness on the Dairy Farm

Weather this time of year can change in a hurry. So how many of you as dairy producers have heeded the warning and taken the time to prepare for the upcoming winter?

five beef cows standing in a pasture

SDSU Extension Seeks Information About Cow Death Losses Across South Dakota

October 16, 2020

A group of SDSU Extension professionals and veterinarians is seeking information on beef cow death losses occurring now through calving season.

A brown cow and a black calf standing in a muddy, water-soaked feedlot.

Notes From the ADRDL: Yersinia Infections in Beef Cattle

Of all the germs associated with cattle illnesses, a pathogen that’s not one of the usual suspects has been identified in several cases of cattle death losses in Eastern South Dakota.

Rancher moving a group of feedlot cattle.

Mycoplasma Bovis in Feedlot Cattle: Treating and Controlling Infections

Mycoplasma bovis is a challenging component of respiratory disease in feedlot calves. Understanding the factors that help it become established is a good first step in formulating a plan with your veterinarian to help diminish its impact on health and productivity.