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The USDA's commitment to creating a more-resilient, diverse and equitable meat and poultry processing system is making new opportunities for rancher-owned enterprises, worker-owned housing and other cooperative initiatives.
The need for more small meat processing capacity and skilled workers is not a new problem facing rural America. No matter the reason for wanting to build, here are some steps to consider before diving in.
If you are considering marketing your animals directly to consumers it is important to understand the inspection requirements for selling meat directly to consumers.
Before buying meat from local livestock producers, take the time to understand the rules and regulations of local meat processing.
Purchasing meat directly from farmers and ranchers has become a prominent consumer trend. This article focuses on purchasing a beef animal, pig or lamb to stock your freezer.
South Dakota ranks sixth nationally in sheep and wool production. And the industry is growing.
April 12, 2022
Results from the Dakota Performance Ram Test provide participating producers with data on economically important ram traits, including growth performance, wool and carcass quality.
February 25, 2022
Lamb pelts were auctioned off at the 30th Annual Lamb Bonanza basketball game, generating more than $9,000 to support undergraduate scholarships for animal science students and student athletes.
Guide to evaluating wool.
A comprehensive bill designed to address livestock supply chain issues and support small and mid-size meat processors has been introduced as federal legislation. The Strengthening Local Processing Act provides small plants with the funds needed to grow and expand, and supports a scale-appropriate approach to small scale slaughter and processing.