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