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November 14, 2016
South Dakota ranchers discuss future of cattle industry
FORT PIERRE (AP) — Ranchers from across western South Dakota gathered in Fort Pierre not to deal cattle, but to organize ways to protect their industry. The Capital Journal reports that Bill Bullard, CEO of R-CALF USA — the Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers...
November 14, 2016 - 12:24pm
August 19, 2016
Finding cattle feed with less pasture
It's the Cain and Abel conflict of agriculture: you farm or you ranch. Very few do both. But with the push for more sustainable farming practices,...
August 19, 2016 - 12:27pm
May 27, 2016
Lightning strike kills 21 cattle in McCook County
McCOOK COUNTY — A lightning strike in McCook County killed 21 cattle Wednesday, according to the McCook County Emergency Manager. Emergency...
May 27, 2016 - 11:37am
April 25, 2016
Cattle profits plummet in 2015
South Dakota ranchers saw a stark drop in return from cattle in 2015, as profits fell by almost 75 percent on average. "This was a year that will go down in the record books for the cattle producers," said Lori Tonak, farm business management instructor at Mitchell Technical Institute....
April 25, 2016 - 5:24pm
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