SDSU Extension publishes the Livestock Newsletter to provide South Dakota producers, industry professionals and consumers with timely research-based recommendations.
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2019 Growing Season Challenges Addressed by SDSU Extension Staff During Faulkton & Aberdeen Open-Houses
June 19, 2019
SDSU Extension is hosting open house meetings in Faulkton and Aberdeen June 21, 2019 to address the current state of farming.
June 18, 2019
SDSU Extension is hosting open house agronomy meetings in eight South Dakota locations, to address the current state of farming due to excessive moisture.
Antibiotics are critical tools in human and animal medicine, yet resistance to these medications is an increasing topic of concern.
May 22, 2019
The South Dakota Mesonet has installed a new weather station at the West River Research Farm near Sturgis with the support of the South Dakota Wheat Commission.
Given the recent havoc endured by producers in the upper mid-west by the spring blizzard or even prior flooding we are aware that many producers have incurred losses. There are several programs available through the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service to help provide assistance.
Sales and transport is a stressful time for any animal. Reducing stress factors due to transitions start before the actual purchase of your new project. Managing proper nutrition and disease management are just a couple factors to help your project get off to a great start.
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.
Even though every producer tries their best to keep all animals born alive, there will always be death loss in livestock production systems.
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.