South Dakota

SDSU: Best ways to store hay to make it last

· August 3, 2018

It’s important to “make hay while the sun shines” but it’s even more essential to try to keep those bales in tact when the sun isn’t shining. No matter what materials producers choose to bind forage with, the method of storage throughout the summer and into the fall and winter is important to maintaining forage […]

Anthrax confirmed in South Dakota cattle herd

· June 26, 2018

South Dakota State Veterinarian Dr. Dustin Oedekoven has confirmed the first case of anthrax this year in the state. Eight cows died from a herd of 87 unvaccinated cattle in Clark County. The Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory at SDSU confirmed the disease from samples submitted over the weekend. Anthrax is an economically devastating […]

South Dakota officials make an arrest in cattle theft case

· April 3, 2018

South Dakota officials have made an arrest in connection with the February theft of 29 black and red heifers from a farm in Moody County. The Moody County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Division of Criminal Investigations and the Department of Corrections arrested Joshua Nygaard for one count of Grand Theft which is a […]

SDSU: Keep these products on hand during spring calving

· March 28, 2018

Even the most prepared livestock producer cannot always provide a perfect start when Mother Nature gets involved during calving season. “Weather during our Upper Midwest spring calving season can prove challenging with frigid temperatures and mud. When weather becomes a factor during calving, it can impact a calf’s survival,” said Taylor Grussing, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf […]

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