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Mary Jane Kiner
OPINION: Lead legislator leads on public notice law
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
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
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
November 18, 2014
AMY KIRK: Kitchen disasters while feeding the cattlemen
Putting on a big feed for a crew of friends and neighbors helping work cattle can put cooks, appliances and outlets to the test. Throughout my years as the branding and fall cattle-working cook, I've had minimal disasters in feeding those who help us every spring and fall. My neighbor...
November 18, 2014 - 1:12pm
November 15, 2014
Weather, pinch on supplies drive cattle prices up
By Theopolis Waters Prices for slaughter-ready or cash cattle in the U.S.
November 15, 2014 - 10:50am
November 10, 2014
Winter storm not a big worry for Dakotas ranchers
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Snow and cold blowing through the Dakotas is not presenting any unexpected worries for ranchers. Last year, a blizzard in early October that hit with surprising intensity killed at least 43,000 cattle in western South Dakota and southwestern North Dakota....
November 10, 2014 - 2:28pm
November 6, 2014
'Nick was there' Back in a flash of unexpected light
WHITE LAKE -- An unexplainable flash of light and comforting gestures from unseen hands are the only proof Bayley Kroupa needs to believe an...
November 6, 2014 - 6:09pm
November 3, 2014
AMY KIRK: Loose critters keep us from lounging in our pajamas
Our ranch has never been more ready to get our calves to market than right now. We’ve had ample time to look them over, estimate their weights...
November 3, 2014 - 7:26am
October 2, 2014
ADVICE: Can you afford to hold back heifers?
As we are seeing all-time highs in feeder calf prices, we are also looking at all-time high prices to purchase bred heifers. Logically, it would make sense to keep back your own and breed them, but at the current prices of selling calves, can you afford to not sell them? If you...
October 2, 2014 - 7:20am
September 28, 2014
Water rule and risk management tools to be highlighted at upcoming area meetings
Pierre — Livestock producers are invited to join the South Dakota Farm Bureau, South Dakota Stockgrowers Association and the South Dakota Cattlemen's Association at any of six area meetings scheduled for Oct. 6-8. Area meetings are scheduled at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 8 at the...
September 28, 2014 - 10:42pm
September 19, 2014
PHOTO: Big sale at Mitchell Livestock Auction
September 19, 2014 - 7:11am
July 29, 2014
New report shows fewest cattle in US since 1973
The U.S. cattle herd on July 1 was the smallest it’s been since the federal government began issuing data in 1973, according to a new report...
July 29, 2014 - 8:15am
July 28, 2014
SD man sentenced to probation for shooting cow
RAPID CITY (AP) — A 52-year-old Pine Ridge man has been fined $2,200 and sentenced to three years of probation for shooting a pregnant cow. The Rapid City Journal reports that George Ecoffey and another man were hunting turkeys when they shot the cow last year on a ranch near...
July 28, 2014 - 12:07am
July 10, 2014
Despite blizzard, SD ranks 4th in nation’s beef cattle count
BROOKINGS — Beef cattle outnumber people in South Dakota by more than a 4 to 1 ratio. With this in mind, it should come as no surprise that South Dakota cattlemen and cattle feeders continue to keep their stake among national leaders in beef production despite the challenges...
July 10, 2014 - 5:19pm
June 23, 2014
SD accepting applications for trade trip to Russia
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is accepting applications from people interested in participating in a trade mission to Russia that will center on beef genetics. State agriculture officials are encouraging beef producers and industry representatives...
June 23, 2014 - 3:25pm
Beef prices reach US record as nation's herd struggles to rebound
By Megan Durisin GREENVILLE, Ill. — For a guy who just sold some of his cattle at the highest price ever, Missouri rancher Ryan Sharrock...
June 23, 2014 - 7:54am
May 20, 2014
Cattle killed in early morning crash
Three cattle were killed early Tuesday morning in Hutchinson County after being hit by a semi truck. Sheriff Jim Zeeb said an Affiliated Foods semi was traveling on Highway 81 about 1 ½ miles north of Highway 18 when it hit three black cattle around 3:30 a.m. One cow was dead when...
May 20, 2014 - 5:35pm
May 14, 2014
Cattle die in Jones Co. semi tipover
DRAPER -- A single-vehicle accident in Jones County resulted in several cattle deaths Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. Jones County Sheriff John Weber said shortly after 4 p.m., 25-year-old Jake Mathews, of Draper, was driving a semi with a trailer hauling cattle southbound...
May 14, 2014 - 11:29pm