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).
BROOKINGS, S.D. - SDSU Extension staff together with the South Dakota State University Animal Science Department faculty and staff are gearing up to host the 2016 BEEF 20/20 program January 6-8, 2016 on the SDSU campus in Brookings.
BROOKINGS, S.D. - Three soil health workshops will to be held across South Dakota in upcoming months. The first is scheduled for Dec. 10, 2015 in Lemmon beginning at 9 a.m. (MST) and running until 4 p.m. at Benny's, (200 Main St. in Lemmon).
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.
BROOKINGS, S.D. - Now that calves are weaned and pregnancy checks are occurring, it's time cattle producers begin thinking about selecting replacement heifers to breed in the spring, explained Taylor Grussing, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist.
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.