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Many South Dakotans are dealing with flood issues following recent rain and damaging storms.

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Oat plants exhibiting crown rust symptoms.

Does Crown Rust in Oats Cause Problems for Livestock?

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.

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SDSU Extension and Rosebud Sioux Tribe to Host Cattle Handling Workshop on September 19

September 12, 2019

SDSU Extension, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service will be hosting a free cattle handling workshop entitled, “Strengthening Your Stockmanship,” on Sept. 19.

Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Sheep, Food Safety, Conservation

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Forage Sampling Procedures

Proper sampling of forage is essential if we want to obtain an accurate indication of the nutrient composition, dry matter content, or value of any feedstuff.

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Livestock Newsletter

SDSU Extension publishes the Livestock Newsletter to provide South Dakota producers, industry professionals and consumers with timely research-based recommendations.

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South Dakota Sheep Growers Association Holds Successful Premium Ewe Sale

August 12, 2019

To meet the needs of emerging demand within the sheep industry for superior young ewe genetics available in smaller lot sizes, the South Dakota Sheep Growers Association (SDSGA), in cooperation with SDSU Extension, hosted a Premium Ewe Sale in conjunction with educational programming, July 27, 2019 at Magness Livestock Auction in Huron, S.D.

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A green cut alfalfa field dries as the sun sets.

Forage Resources Available to S.D. Farmers and Ranchers

Forages are a very important part of the South Dakota livestock and cropping industries. Often, producers have difficulties finding enough forage for their herd or locating a fellow producer to buy, sell or rent forages and grazing acres too. South Dakota now has two widely-recognized, free resources to aid in these connections.

A flock of white sheep grazing in a small pasture.

South Dakota Sheep Growers Association to Host Second Annual Premium Ewe Sale

July 25, 2019

To meet the needs of emerging demand within the sheep industry for superior young ewe genetics available in smaller lot sizes, the South Dakota Sheep Growers Association (SDSGA) in cooperation with SDSU Extension is hosting a premium ewe sale in conjunction with educational programming, July 27, 2019 at Magness Livestock Auction (105 NE Custer Avenue, Huron, SD 57350).

Sheep

Labeled cooler and vaccines ready for anyone who is loading syringes.

Keeping Your Vaccines Viable

Vaccines are a vital part of keeping all livestock healthy. Vaccines help in the prevention of disease, which results in less utilization of antibiotics due to fewer sick animals. A valid vet-client-patient relationship will help you as you select the vaccine of choice for your livestock health program.