Many South Dakotans are dealing with flood issues following recent rain and damaging storms.
The weather conditions during the spring and summer of 2019 contributed to many challenges for farmers and livestock producers. For crop producers, one of those issues is crown rust in oats. The abundance of this crop disease has raised questions for livestock producers.
SDSU Extension publishes the Livestock Newsletter to provide South Dakota producers, industry professionals and consumers with timely research-based recommendations.
The above-average precipitation this year has led to increased numbers of horse flies and deer flies across South Dakota. Widespread flooding and an overall abundance of available water has made conditions perfect for these flies.
Because it’s not a common occurrence in most areas every year, reports of Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) in the media often raise questions among livestock owners. Here are answers to some of the more-common ones that may pop up.
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.
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.
May 06, 2019
An environmental training session for operators of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO), is set for June 26, 2019 in Huron at the Crossroads Convention Center (100 Fourth St. S.W.).
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.
April 09, 2019
To help South Dakota pork and other livestock producers understand the consequences and how best to prepare if a foreign animal disease enters the United States, and particularly in South Dakota, SDSU Extension, the South Dakota Pork Producers Council and South Dakota Animal Industry Board will host Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness Meetings in Huron April 22, 2019 Sioux Falls April 23, 2019.