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Public wants Tripp-Delmont schools to stay
DWU, MTI graduates choose to stay in Mitchell for jobs, sense of community
Thomsen, founder of Trail King Industries, has died at 89
James Valley Community Center partnering with area organizations
Mayor: City needs 'clear map' to guide lake restoration
Insurance agent earns two honors
New iPhone to ditch headphone jack, come with better camera
Hulu ends free streaming service
BankWest announces new banker in Mitchell
A spa in Burger King? A Taco Bell lounge? This is the future of fast food.
Pilot project aims for farm-friendly wetland preservation
Rare second set of triplets a surprise for ND rancher
Plaintiffs join suit challenging anti-corporate farming law
Rain in past week boosts soil moisture in South Dakota
Egg-laying chickens and eggs up in South Dakota
Six fish species of state records set thus far in 2016
WILTZ: Cecil, Bullwinkle and the grizzly bears
North Dakota lowers mountain lion quota for first time
WILTZ: Some things we don't know bother me
Special August hunting season for Canada geese eliminated
August 26, 2014
Regional states eye SD’s milk production success
South Dakota milk production continues to rise, and North Dakota dairy officials hope to repeat that success. Producers in Minnesota, whose powerhouse milk industry has declined for decades, also see reason for optimism. South Dakota produced 179 million pounds of milk in July,...
August 26, 2014 - 7:06am
August 11, 2014
NDSU project aims to boost cattle on Standing Rock rez
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An animal science professor at North Dakota State University is leading a project that aims to boost beef cattle production on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Outdated land management strategies have degraded range conditions on the 3,600-square mile...
August 11, 2014 - 8:33am
August 4, 2014
Official: Anthrax found in bison, no food concern
The year's first case of animal anthrax in South Dakota has been confirmed in a bison herd in the northern part of the state, which is home to the most domesticated bison on ranches in the country. But experts say there is little need to be alarmed because the threat to humans is...
August 4, 2014 - 10:20pm
SD, ND have confirmed animal anthrax cases
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota's state veterinarian is urging ranchers to ensure their animals are vaccinated after the state's first case of animal anthrax this year. Dustin Oedekoven says a herd of unvaccinated bison in Dewey County in north central South Dakota was found to...
August 4, 2014 - 2:34pm
August 1, 2014
Anthrax confirmed in SD for first time this year
Anthrax has been confirmed in South Dakota livestock for the first time this year. State Veterinarian Dr. Dustin Oedekoven has confirmed that a herd of unvaccinated bison in Dewey County was found to be infected on July 31. Anthrax is a serious disease of livestock because it may...
August 1, 2014 - 9:45pm
July 17, 2014
Livestock good for nearly 30,000 SD jobs, report says
BROOKINGS — According to a recent report, South Dakota’s livestock industry provides more than 29,000 jobs and contributes $7.3 billion to the state’s economy. The report was commissioned by the United Soybean Board. It highlights the economic importance of domestic animal...
July 17, 2014 - 3:39pm
June 30, 2014
Ag specialists offering CAFO training session
HURON (AP) — Several ag specialists from across the state will offer an environmental training session for operators of concentrated animal feeding operations on July 10. This training at the Crossroads Convention Center in Huron fulfills the environmental and manure-management...
June 30, 2014 - 10:55pm
May 26, 2014
Officials: Clean up Big Sioux River, Skunk Creek in Sioux Falls
To make the stretch of stream safe for swimming, livestock will be fenced out.
May 26, 2014 - 6:14am
May 21, 2014
Trimming livestock feed expenses
Agriculture is a risky business with many uncontrolled variables, so every producer has to control what they can to show a profit at the end of the year. When it comes to livestock production, one of the biggest variables that need to be evaluated each year is feed expense. It is...
May 21, 2014 - 9:04pm
Meeting the cows nutritional needs after calving nz
BROOKINGS -- How the nutritional needs of a cow herd are addressed after calving is critically important to a successful start to next year's calf crop. "To maintain a 365-day calving interval, rebreeding has to occur by 82 days after calving," said Warren Rusche, SDSU Extension...
May 21, 2014 - 8:50pm
May 14, 2014
Cattle operation move approved
Davison County Commissioners approved the relocation of a cattle operation in Rome Township Tuesday. The operation, owned by Rob Maeschen, will be relocated to a new site nearby and expanded from 450 head of cattle to 600. The feedlot project has had little objection to the proposed...
May 14, 2014 - 7:20am
May 13, 2014
Hand County Commission votes down feedlot plan
MILLER — The Hand County Commission on May 6 voted 3-2 against the approval of a conditional use permit for a 50,000-head cattle feedlot. Northern Prime Feeders LLC has been working to build a lot on the Eagle Pass Ranch property in the Ree Heights area, between Highmore and Miller. Earlier...
May 13, 2014 - 6:34am
May 9, 2014
Thune receives update on livestock disaster assistance
Senator John Thune, R-S.D., Wednesday questioned Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack about livestock disaster assistance for producers in South Dakota at a hearing before the Senate Agriculture Committee. Thune requested an update from Vilsack regarding the applications and payments...
May 9, 2014 - 7:16pm
Hundreds of Dakotas ranchers apply for federal aid
By Blake Nicholson BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — About one-third of the initial applications made to a federal aid program for disaster-stricken ranchers have come from the Dakotas, and most of the money given out so far has gone to South Dakota producers. South Dakota ranchers...
May 9, 2014 - 10:04am
May 6, 2014
Livestock profitability up slightly in state
Profitability for livestock producers went up in 2013 compared to the year before, according to the annual findings of the Farm and Ranch Business Management Program at Mitchell Technical Institute. The average cow-calf farmer had a profit of $36.63 per cow in 2013. That same category...
May 6, 2014 - 6:45pm