Lots of conversations in agriculture lately focuses around labor or the lack of a labor pool of employees. This is the case not only for dairy farms, but also within the entire agriculture industry.
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South Dakota producers have the option to receive beef quality assurance (BQA) certification.
Even though every producer tries their best to keep all animals born alive, there will always be death loss in livestock production systems.
Agricultural employers who prioritize their work environment and offerings often have employees that are more satisfied and proficient at their work.
Winter is here and snow and icy roads will increase the risk for accidents. Getting ready to leave the house and going to work on the snow and ice might be a problem for inexperienced people.
During the November 7th Animal Care Wednesday Webinar, updates regarding several livestock transportation topics were shared by two presenters.
Covering the range from animal handling to equipment safety, including training and certification to keep producers and their workforce productive.
It is National Farm Safety Week (September 16-22nd) which also serves as a safety reminder for those involved in agriculture. Silage harvest has been going for a couple of weeks and soybean harvest has started in parts of South Dakota.
One of the most difficult things for farm managers/owners to master is coaching employees for optimal performance.
Taking the time to prepare for a farm tour will result in a positive experience for those attending your farm but will also help build relationships with consumers of our products.