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group of farmers, ranchers, and community members at a meeting. Courtesy: Gary Potts, USDA
Jun 18
group of farmers, ranchers, and community members at a meeting. Courtesy: Gary Potts, USDA
Jun 17

Open House Farmer Meeting @ Mitchell

SDSU Extension is hosting an open house agronomy meeting on June 17 at 10 AM CDT at the Mitchell Technical Institute, Nordby Trades Center (1800 E. Spruce St., Mitchell, SD).

Corn, Soil Fertility, Soil Health, Cover Crops, Forage, Field Pea, Flax, Oats, Oilseed, Pulse Crops, Sorghum, Soybean, Sunflower, Wheat, Crop Management, Crop Treatments, Economics, Agricultural Land Value, Cash Rent, Markets/Prices, Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Dairy Goats, Goats, Horse, Poultry, Sheep, Swine, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Quality Assurance, Conservation, Grassland

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Beef Quality Assurance

South Dakota producers have the option to receive beef quality assurance (BQA) certification.

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Look Ahead to Version 4.0 of PQA Plus

The new version of Pork Quality Assurance® Plus (PQA), Version 4.0, will be released June 5, 2019. Producers preparing to recertify their site status will want to review their previous site assessments and take note of a few minor changes that were made to the new assessment form.

Beef Quality Assurance Transportation materials.

Cattle Transportation Updates

During the November 7th Animal Care Wednesday Webinar, updates regarding several livestock transportation topics were shared by two presenters.

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Cattle Confinement Facilities: Management Considerations

Confinement barns provide some advantages to both the animals and caregivers compared to outside pens or pasture systems.