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US returns 7-year-old Guatemalan boy taken from his mother at border
President Trump officially declares North Korea still a threat, despite his claim after historic summit
Ethan man charged with fourth-degree rape
Trump says Republicans are 'wasting their time' trying to pass immigration bills before November elections
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The Rev. Dr. Howard and Barbara Hart
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
March 22, 2015
South Dakota cattle on feed up 7 percent from 2014
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more animals reported 235,000 cattle on feed on March 1, up 7 percent from last year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its latest report that placements in feedlots during February totaled 41,000...
March 22, 2015 - 5:06pm
March 11, 2015
Cattle battling wide temperature swings in SD
Cattle are still maintaining performance, handling the thermometer as it’s peaked near 60 and dipped down into the negative teens while Mother Nature has flaunted her temperamental side this winter. Cory Eich, who runs a commercial operation of 450 head near Canova, said his...
March 11, 2015 - 5:51pm
March 9, 2015
Some South Dakota producers raising pricey Japanese cattle
HARROLD (AP) — A few South Dakota producers are giving expensive Japanese cattle a try. The Tri-State Neighbor reports that some producers in the state are raising specialty Wagyu (wa-goo) cattle. Farmer Reid Jensen first got his hand on Wagyu cattle in 2010. He now has...
March 9, 2015 - 2:51pm