The Cattle Business Weekly
  • The recently-released hay and pasture conditions report doesn’t look particularly good for producers across most of the country. The bearish May WASDE report - higher production and larger ending stocks for 2018 - compounds the problem, but pasture conditions could very well improve as the season goes on.
  • SDSU Extension will host two AI Schools in South Dakota. The three-day artificial insemination (AI) schools will be held June 13, 14 and 15, 2018 at the SDSU Cottonwood Range and Livestock Field Station near Philip and September 26, 27 and 28, 2018 in Mitchell at the SDSU Extension Regional Center in Mitchell.
  • Premier annual ag event is renamed Sioux Empire Livestock Show
     A 65-year local tradition in agriculture has a new name. The Sioux Empire Farm Show has been renamed the Sioux Empire Livestock Show. 
  • The training is focused toward agricultural producers, law enforcement, firefighters, public health officials, county commissioners, veterinarians and others related to agriculture or emergency management.
  • Certified Hereford Beef is once again hosting the annual Certified Hereford Beef recipe contest in celebration of “Beef Month,” celebrated each May.
    Professional and amateur chefs, foodies and bloggers are all welcome to enter the contest.
  • For beef checkoff investors, it’s an example of what the Montana Beef Council Board decides to invest in with the 50 cents of every $1 per head collected that stays in Montana.
  • An environmental training session for operators of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO), is set for June 27, 2018 in Huron, SD at the Crossroads Convention Center.
  • Agricultural producers who have lost livestock to disease, resulting from a weather disaster, have an additional way to become eligible for a key U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster assistance program.
  • Scholarship Applications Due August 1 
  • Show 4-H pride with license plate decal
     All funds collected from the $10 decals will go to 4-H programming.
  • McCullough Fitting Clinic June 12-14
    A McCullough Fitting Clinic will be held June 12-14 in Steele, N.D. at the Kidder County Fairgrounds. The clinic will teach you clipping, fitting and showing skills you will need to know for the 2018 summer show season.
  • Sales postponed

    Black Ink Farms Annual Angus Bull Sale has postponed today's sale until Wednesday, May 2 at 7:00 PM at the Corisca Sale Barn, Corsica, SD

  • According to Michael Kelsey, Executive Vice President of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association, “OCA is coordinating with Extension, The Farm Service Agency and others to bring information to ranchers about disaster assistance. We humbly ask for prayers for ranchers, firefighters and folks in the paths of these devastating fires.”
  • The camp is recommended for fourth grade students through seniors in high school. Younger ages are also welcome to attend with a chaperone. Students will be divided based on their ages and judging levels at the camp. Introductory to advanced-level skills related to placings and reasons for judging swine, beef, goats and sheep will be taught.  
  • South Dakota 4-H International Exchange program is seeking South Dakota families to host middle-school age youth from Japan for summer 2018.
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