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Police: Mount Vernon man raped 7-year-old boy in exchange for video game
School board to hold public budget hearing
Douglas County man charged with eluding, DUI after high-speed chase
Police: Man threatens children with gun in Sioux Falls
Car hits, injures 2 pedestrian in Sioux Falls
CenturyLink is accused of running a Wells Fargo-like scheme
Nestle may sell Butterfinger, BabyRuth as U.S. cuts sweets
Sprint offers one-year free unlimited service aimed at Verizon users
Apple's iPad Pro is closer than ever to replacing your laptop
Look out Alexa: Apple announces 'HomePod,' a smart home audio speaker
2 LSU researchers get nearly $1M to study honeybee stress in SD
South Dakota youth nonprofit to breed cattle with donation
5 questions with ... Tom DePuydt, farmer/rancher, Saco, Mont.
AgweekTV: Drought Troubles
Emergency CRP grazing authorized in the Dakotas and Montana
Twins complete three-game sweep of Indians
Ailing Sano out for second day
Jets draft Samberg in second round
Dozier, Gimenez power Twins past Indians
Spieth birdies last for one-shot lead at Travelers
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Robert "Andy" Anderson, Sr.
OPINION: 'Somebody always needs to be looking'
AstroBob: Fireflies - green sparks in the dark
Forget multi-tasking. Here's how to monotask like a boss
Column: How can we lift the tension between law enforcement and motorists of color?
LETTER: Spending millions on lake fix needs guarantee
Wiltz: Could you have been a good mountain man?
Wiltz: Dealing with out-of-state anglers
Reclaiming habitat for SD's largest fish
Wiltz: With outdoors trips, a Plan B is good
Wiltz: The rundown on handgun hunting
Bob & Anna Graumann
February 4, 2016
Roundup of loose cattle in Aberdeen area into second day
ABERDEEN (AP) — A roundup of dozens of loose cattle in Aberdeen is stretching into a second day. Brown County Emergency Management director Scott Meints says about 45 cows got away from a livestock auction on Wednesday. The American News reports that at least 20 of the animals remained...
February 4, 2016 - 1:06pm
LETTER: Help our US cattle industry
To the Editor: Here's what we can do to help our American cattle industry: 1. Request that Congress enact mandatory beef and pork country of origin labeling laws like Japan, Korea, Canada and the European Union have in place. Call Sen. John Thune at (866) 850-3855 or 334 9596, Sen....
January 4, 2016 - 11:19am
December 10, 2015
SD cattlemen ponder sustainability
PIERRE—In a world of volatile prices and regulation, the South Dakota Cattlemen's Association is working to make sure the environment is...
December 10, 2015 - 8:50pm
November 2, 2015
OPINION: Cows don't discriminate
While the Hubs and I helped a neighbor work his cows recently, I was reminded how cattle are not discriminating creatures. They do not pick favorites for being on their best behavior for when it comes to the equipment used to get them worked or the people helping. Working with our...
November 2, 2015 - 12:58pm
October 29, 2015
SD cattle numbers outperform national growth rate
The number of cattle on feedlots in South Dakota is up from the same time last year, while the number marketed for slaughter is unchanged. South Dakota feedlots contained 205,000 cattle on feed on Oct. 1, according to the United States Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural...
October 29, 2015 - 10:53am
September 3, 2015
Feeding damaged wheat to cattle may help salvage the crop
BROOKINGS—Recent rains caused delays in completing the wheat harvest, leading to reports of damaged wheat, particularly in the northern areas of South Dakota. If the damage levels are high enough, the wheat can be unmarketable through regular channels.
September 3, 2015 - 9:06am
September 2, 2015
Extension educator: cattle feed an option for damaged wheat
BROOKINGS (AP) — A South Dakota State Extension educator says feeding damaged wheat to cattle can be a way to salvage a crop. SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist Warren Rusche says recent rains delayed completion of the wheat harvest and some farmers have reported damaged...
September 2, 2015 - 2:23pm
August 23, 2015
South Dakota cattle on feed up 20 percent
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more animals reported 210,000 cattle on feed on August 1, up 20 percent from last year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its latest report that placements in feedlots during July totaled 17,000 head,...
August 23, 2015 - 3:42pm
July 27, 2015
Big feedlots report 18 percent increase in cattle from 2014
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more animals reported 230,000 cattle on feed on July 1, up 18 percent from last year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its latest report that placements in feedlots during June totaled 28,000 head,...
July 27, 2015 - 11:32am
July 16, 2015
Pinkeye treatment vital to herd health
BROOKINGS — Warm weather has many cattle producers concerned about pinkeye, the common name for infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis (IBK), which is one of the most common and economically damaging cattle diseases. "Pinkeye is a contagious disease causing inflammation of...
July 16, 2015 - 12:59pm
May 7, 2015
Analyzing your cow costs
Last year we saw record-breaking profits in the cattle industry. For most of you this is not new information. For the average rancher enrolled...
May 7, 2015 - 11:10am
April 28, 2015
Spring stew is brewing
Ahhh, spring. Bluebirds are out house-hunting, tulips and lilacs are budding, meadowlarks are announcing their presence, baby calves are frolicking and springtime anxieties have settled in on our place. Things have been going so well around here that it’s made the hubs and I...
April 28, 2015 - 5:25pm
April 9, 2015
Reduce risk, supplement income by diversifying operations
If you turn back the clock twenty or thirty years, most farms looked pretty similar. The average producer was diversified, probably farming a few hundred acres and having some combination of beef cows, dairy cows and/or hogs. As the grain and livestock tend to complement each other,...
April 9, 2015 - 9:50am
March 26, 2015
Recent rains could improve outlook for Texas cattle herds
SAGINAW, Texas (AP) — Rancher Pete Bonds likes what he's seen of the rain in 2015. He is optimistic that the above-average rainfall for North Texas could turn things around for the drought-stricken region. "It's a hell of a lot better than it was," said Bonds, owner of Bonds...
March 26, 2015 - 11:35am
COLUMN: Where is your cash flow projection?
With the passing of the first day of spring, another calving/cropping season is quickly approaching which would normally produce an abundance of optimism. That doesn't seem as prevalent these days, since there has been a steady dose of sobering discussions over break-evens, cash...
March 26, 2015 - 9:50am