South Dakota's state veterinarian says animal anthrax has killed two young cows in Stanley County.
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South Dakota Farmers Union President Granted Audience With Pope Francis & Vatican Leaders To Discuss Importance Of Family Farming And Ranching
South Dakota Farmers Union President, Doug Sombke was among five Farmers Union state presidents who were granted an audience with Pope Francis, March 25, 2015.
An Aberdeen company that wants to test the wind capacity for a possible multimillion-dollar wind farm in Lincoln County is getting a second chance, due to a technicality.
South Dakota feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more animals reported 235,000 cattle on feed on March 1, up 7 percent from last year.
Forecasters say drought conditions are likely for much of eastern South Dakota this spring.
A dangerous new bird flu strain has affected poultry flocks in Minnesota, Missouri, Kansas and Arkansas. That's sending experts and farmers scrambling to determine how it arrived - and to stop it from spreading.
South Dakota agriculture officials say the current weather conditions have led to a "very high fire danger" in the Black Hills and grasslands.
A few South Dakota producers are giving expensive Japanese cattle a try. Some producers in the state are raising specialty Wagyu (wa-goo) cattle. Farmer Reid Jensen first got his hand on Wagyu cattle in 2010. He now has 70 cows and a couple of breeding bulls in his pastures in Burbank. Jensen says he started his herd for a pricey $5,000 a head. Most of his beef goes to high-end hotels and restaurants. The best-known breed is the black breed that comes from a region near Kobe, Japan. Kobe beef is a type of Wagyu. A Wagyu steak can go for more than $100. The meet is lower in cholesterol. Most of the Wagyu cattle in the U.S. are in Texas and New Mexico.