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A heard of cattle grazing in a snowy pasture.

Are Your Cows Ready for the Last Trimester of Pregnancy?

We are beginning to enter the last 3 months of gestation for the majority of spring-calving cows in South Dakota.

Beef Cattle, Forage, Animal Health, Range

A vast, open rangeland with a few patches of weeds.

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.

Range, Pasture

prairie pasture with light snow on the ground


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

Pasture, Range

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Krista Ehlert is New SDSU Extension Range Specialist

December 19, 2018

Krista Ehlert will be serving South Dakotans as the new SDSU Extension Range Specialist.


a creek going through a pasture.

Be Careful Grazing the Green This Fall

December 17, 2018

This fall, South Dakota livestock producers need to be careful when grazing the fall green up of cool season grasses.

Beef Cattle, Range

Isaac Kolousek

2018 Rangeland & Soils Days: Developing the Next Generation of Land Stewards

December 18, 2018

Isaac Kolousek never paid much attention to the grasses his family's cattle were grazing when he checked cow/calf pairs with his dad, Scott. That is, until he began attending South Dakota Section of the Society for Range Management Rangeland and Soils Days two summers ago.

Beef Cattle, Range

A team of professional firefighters

Great Plains Fire Tour Visits the Mid-Missouri River Prescribed Burn Association

December 18, 2018

A team of professional firefighters recently met with members of the Mid-Missouri River Prescribed Burn Association (MMRPBA), in Bonesteel as part of the Great Plains Fire Tour. The team included professional firefighters from various government agencies, non-profit organizations and international firefighting agencies.


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Grassfed Exchange National Conference Coming To Rapid City June 20-22, 2018

December 19, 2018

The South Dakota Grassland Coalition and SDSU Extension are co-hosting the 10th Annual Grassfed Exchange National Conference in Rapid City June 20-22, 2018 at the Ramkota Hotel and Convention Center in Rapid City.


A black cow grazing on a public grassland.

Grazing & Recreation on South Dakota School & Public Lands

At a recent meeting of the South Dakota Grassland Coalition, Ryan Brunner Commissioner of State School and Public Lands, provided excellent information for those interested in understanding more about grazing and hunting on South Dakota School and Public Lands.

Pasture, Grassland, Range, Beef Cattle