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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.

Beef Cattle, Dairy Goats, Dairy Cattle, Goats, Horse, Poultry, Rabbit, Sheep, Swine, Animal Welfare, Animal Health

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Get to the Root of Porcine Respiratory Disease Complex

Respiratory disease incidence increases in swine in the fall and winter. Changeable weather seems to trigger outbreaks. You and your veterinarian can supply meaningful samples to aid in determining a diagnosis. Contact your local diagnostic laboratory if you have questions on sampling.

Swine, Animal Health

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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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South Dakota State University to Host Second Annual Swine Day on November 6

December 17, 2018

The South Dakota State University Second Annual Swine Day will be held on Nov. 6 at McCrory Gardens in Brookings, S.D


Urban Ag Day Attendees

Urban Ag Day Event Provides Hands-On Opportunity for Students

December 18, 2018

More than 80 fourth-grade students from Milbank area schools spent the day gaining hands-on knowledge of the state's number one industry of agriculture during SDSU Extension's Urban Ag Day held May 3, 2018 at the Grant County 4-H grounds.

Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Goats, Sheep, Swine

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5 Things Hog Producers Should Know: Flu at Swine Exhibitions 

Every year, thousands of youth across the country raise pigs and show them off at local exhibitions and county and state fairs. These experiences allow young people to learn about animal care and management, and also allow the public the rare opportunity to observe pig care and behavior.

Swine, Animal Health, 4-H State Fair

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SDSU Extension Looks to Farmers for Feedback to Address the Farm Economic Situation

December 18, 2018

It is not just about crop production at a relatively fair price anymore, it is also about being able to sustain the farm family budget. It is about maintaining the necessary optimism to remain in business, and still be confident that the situation will turn around.

Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Swine

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Get a Jump on Your PQA Internal Site Assessments

Spring is coming fast, so before planting gets underway take some time to conduct an internal site assessment as part of the PQA Plus Site Assessment criteria.

Swine, Animal Welfare, Quality Assurance, Barns

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Veterinarians Updated on Pain Control & Anesthetic Use in Food Animals

December 19, 2018

Providing pain control prior to and following surgical procedures is becoming more commonly accepted - and requested - by producers for their food animals.

Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Goats, Sheep, Swine