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Many South Dakotans are dealing with flood issues following recent blizzards and record-breaking rain.

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small group of cattle and a young calf being moved away from a flooded area. FEMA News Photo

Managing Cow/Calf Pairs With Excess Spring Moisture

Recent flooding has wreaked havoc on livestock producers in Southeastern S.D., while blizzard conditions and feet of snow are still creating challenges for producers in the North and Western sides of the state.

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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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Rotational Grazing Benefits: South Dakota Producer Perceptions

To better understand producer perceptions on rotational grazing, we sent out 1,500 surveys to South Dakota ranchers inquiring about adoption status and perceptions of rotational grazing.

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South Dakota Grazing Management Practices: Current & Future

Grazing land occupies 54% of rural land and accounts for a key portion of land use in South Dakota. Many grassland problems can be avoided by using efficient grazing management practices.

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Cows Eat Weeds

By utilizing grazing as a means of cultural control, producers have the potential to decrease input expenses while reaping the benefits of inexpensive weed control through animal nutrition.

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Cow Share Agreements

Getting started in the cattle business can be tricky for beginning cattlemen due to the amount of capital investment needed upfront.

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SDSU Extension Hosts 2019 No-Till Event in Wall January 17, 2019

January 07, 2019

SDSU Extension will host 2019 No-Till event, Integrating Livestock, Building Soil January 17, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Wall at the Wall Community Center, Grand Hall (501 Main St.).

Soil Health, Pasture, Beef Cattle

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An identification guide to common Rangeland Insect Pests of South Dakota

The insects listed in this guide can be pests of rangeland in South Dakota. The best approach for preventing these pests from reaching damaging populations involves routine scouting.

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Pasture

Pastures and rangelands are a valuable resource for owners of equine and livestock.