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Providing pork producers with the research-based information and resources they need to keep South Dakota swine herds healthy and profitable is a focus of our team. 

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SDSU Extension to Host Pork Quality Assurance Plus Advisor Training May 5 and June 14

May 04, 2022

SDSU Extension will host two Pork Quality Assurance Plus Advisor Training Certification Days on May 5 and June 14 at the South Dakota State University campus in Brookings.

SDSU off-site wean-to-finish production barn.

Feed Additives Can Modulate the Swine Gut Microbiome in Weaned Pigs

Recent research at the SDSU Commercial Wean-to-Finish Research Facility found that a combination of feed additives provided benefits to the performance of weaned pigs and also modulated the swine gut microbiome.

South Dakota State University on-site wean-to-finish barn.

Comparing Feeder Types in the Wean-to-Finish Barn

The differences in pig performance are important to consider in choosing feeder type between dry feeders and wet-dry feeders. Learn some key findings from South Dakota State University's wean-to-finish barn.

SDSU’s off-site wean-to-finish barn.

Phytobiotics-based Product Found to Impact Bacterial Populations in Gut of Weaned Pigs

As additions to feed or water, phytobiotics have shown promise in alleviating some of the negative effects of weaning on piglet health and growth performance.

A hog farmer and employee conducting training inside a modern swine facility.
Jun 14

Pork Quality Assurance Plus 5.0 Advisor Training - June

SDSU Extension will host a Pork Quality Assurance Plus 5.0 Advisor Training on June 14 at 9 a.m. at the SDSU Animal Science Complex, Wahlstrom Room (Room 111).

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SDSU Researchers to Present at American Society of Animal Science Midwest Section Meeting

March 09, 2022

South Dakota State University researchers, undergraduate and graduate students and SDSU Extension experts will present a variety of research results at the American Society of Animal Science Midwest Section Meeting on March 14-16, 2022 in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Training Set for March 2

February 15, 2022

An environmental training session for operators of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations will be held Wednesday, March 2, in Huron at the Crossroads Convention Center.

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Taking Time for Reflection: Managing Stress With Positive Thinking

The practice of positive thinking can improve your physical and mental health, and new perspectives and optimism can bring renewed strength to managing stress on the farm and at home.