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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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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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Apr 04

2019 Buckles & Bling

Support SDSU Rodeo during this year's Buckles & Bling event on April 4, 2019 at the Dana J Dykhouse Stadium (1396 Stadium Rd., Brookings, SD 57006).

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Other Animals

With access to faculty and researchers, and extensive experience, our team provides South Dakotans with resources to help answer questions.

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Keeping Horses Safe from Equine Herpesvirus (EHV)

December 19, 2018

In recent weeks, equine herpesvirus (EHV) infections have affected horses in South Dakota and the surrounding region.

Horse, Animal Health

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South Dakota 4-H Members Participate in 2017 Western National Roundup

January 31, 2019

Twenty-one South Dakota 4-H members represented the state, competing along with more than 1000 youth from more than 33 states including Alberta, Canada attended the Western National Roundup January 4-7, 2018 in Denver, Colorado.

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