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A Warm 2015-16 Winter Weather Forecast

Categorized: Livestock, Beef, Profit Tips, Sheep, Agronomy, Corn, Other Crops, Profit Tips, Soybeans, Wheat

BROOKINGS, S.D. - Based on the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Climate Prediction Center's outlook released this week, a strong El Niño continues to affect the U.S. as warmer than average temperatures are forecast for South Dakota and the northern states this coming winter season (December 2015 through February 2016).

SDSU Animal Science Honors Don Levis

Categorized: Livestock, Beef, Dairy, Horse, Pork, Sheep

BROOKINGS, S.D. - An alumnus whose contributions to swine reproduction have impacted the pork industry throughout the world was recently honored by the South Dakota State University Animal Science Department. Don Levis, who received his Ph.D. from SDSU in 1976 while working with Dr. Lowell Slyter and Dr. Rick Wahlstrom, was awarded the department's Distinguished Alumni Award during an awards banquet in Brookings on Sept. 25.

South Dakota Farm Stories

Categorized: Livestock, Beef, Dairy, Pork

BROOKINGS, S.D. - Expansion of family run livestock operations has been happening for a while in the US. The reason is oftentimes attributed to the economies of scale which give farms greater leverage with suppliers and clients and helps them keep up with inflation. One other reason that compels farms to expand or relocate is the desire for the next generation to join the operation and eventually take over.