Bieber Fever Turnout Sale

June 1, 2018 At Hub City Livestock, Aberdeen, SD Auctioneer:  Seth Weishaar Reported By: Donnie Leddy, CBW Averages:  7 Two Year Old Bulls $3,286 53 Yearling Bulls $2,709 Bieber Red Angus Ranch hosted a “Turnout Bull and Commercial Female” sale at Hub City Livestock on Friday, June 1, 2018.  A good-sized crowd was on hand selecting from the offering, demand […]

Christen leaving SD Stockgrowers

Silvia Christen announced the resignation of her position as Executive Director of the South Dakota Stockgrowers on May 31.  Christen has served the Stockgrowers for the last nine years. Her final day with the organization will be June 30.  Lisa Schild will continue as secretary and be in the office from 8am to 1pm Monday thru Thursday. Christen has accepted […]

Jaspers to depart as SD Ag Secretary; Oedekoven named interim

South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Mike Jaspers announced he will leave his position as secretary of the South Dakota Department of Agriculture, effective July 1. Jaspers, who has served as secretary since July 2016, has accepted a position as business development director for East River Electric Power Cooperative, which is based in Madison. “I’d like to thank Gov. Daugaard for […]

Long-term trial shows cattle resist CWD

  Cattle fed extremely high oral doses of Chronic Wasting Disease-infected brain material or kept in heavily prion-contaminated facilities for 10 years showed no neurological signs of the disease. The University of Wyoming’s Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory (WSVL), Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) collaborated in the $1.5 million study. Results will […]

Preventing early embryonic losses

By Erika Lundy, IBC Extension program specialist, and Chris Clark, IBC Extension beef specialist Transportation stress is often associated with pregnancy loss during the first several weeks following breeding. Research from South Dakota State University suggests that shipping cows between 5 and 42 days post artificial insemination (AI) can cause ~10% loss in pregnancy. Forty-five to 60 days post-AI is […]

Terrell Farms manages natural resources in Nebraska Panhandle

 President Theodore Roosevelt is credited with saying, “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” In western Nebraska, Vern and Marjean Terrell and their family are applying that philosophy on their crop, cattle and sheep operation. To address conservation of their natural resources, the Terrell’s have installed cross fencing and water developments to implement rotational grazing; they […]

Trade News: China tariffs and NAFTA

  China warns Trump on tariffs Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross ended two days of meetings in Beijing without issuing a statement as of Sunday night, June 3. But China had some strong warnings for the United States, after the White House said last week that it was ready to move forward on tariffs on $50 billion worth of goods it […]

Transformative ideas, actions discussed

From News Reports True to its name, ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference 2018 kicked off on May 21 in Lexington, KY, by showcasing some of today’s most innovative ideas, all the way from the gene level to disruptive changes to the future of food and how we produce it. Often described as a nexus of global agriculture and the premier […]