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Karla Trautman Named SDSU Extension Director
Karla Trautman Named SDSU Extension Director

July 22, 2019

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Karla Trautman has been named the director of SDSU Extension at South Dakota State University. She has served as the interim director of SDSU Extension since 2016. “I am very excited about...


Last Chance Stampede and Fair kicks off this week

July 22, 2019

Helena, Mont. (July 22, 2019) – Helena becomes “cowboy central” this week, when the 59th annual Last Chance Stampede and Fair gallops into the Lewis and Clark Co. Fairgrounds. Over 325 cowboys, members of the...





American Angus Association: Vote for delegates now

July 19, 2019

Signed ballots must be received by Aug. 6 to be counted. State and district ballots were mailed on July 3 to eligible voting members to elect delegates and alternate delegates to represent each state or...


AQHYA Executive Committee and Directors Named for 2019-20

July 19, 2019

American Quarter Horse Youth Association national officers and regional directors for the 2019-20 term were elected July 11 at the Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar in Amarillo, Texas. The AQHYA Executive Committee and regional...



Varilek’s Cattle Call: Weather Challenges

July 19, 2019

Grains continue to be the main story line for the futures market with a challenging growing season. Corn is maintaining a price level higher than the trading range held since 2014. The USDA August 12...


ASI Submits Comments on Gray Wolf Delisting

July 19, 2019

The American Sheep Industry Association joined with the Public Lands Council, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and a number of state livestock associations this week in submitting comments on the proposed delisting of the gray...


Import permits needed from some states

July 19, 2019

Vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV), a reportable disease of livestock, has been confirmed in horses in Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. Effective immediately, all horses entering South Dakota from states with active quarantines for vesicular stomatitis...



Shorty Garrett nabs bronc riding title
Shorty Garrett nabs bronc riding title

July 19, 2019

CASPER, Wyo. – Winning must be in the blood for Delbert “Shorty” Garrett. The great-great-nephew of ProRodeo Hall of Fame cowboy Casey Tibbs, Garrett has three uncles who have been to the Wrangler National Finals...





CBB execs travel to Taiwan and Japan

July 18, 2019

Chuck Coffey, chairman, and Jared Brackett, vice chairman, of the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion & Research Board (CBB) recently traveled to Taiwan and Japan as part of a U.S. contingent exploring opportunities for U.S. beef in...



Black Hills Angus Tour to be held Sept. 24-25

July 18, 2019

The Black Hills Angus Association in conjunction with the South Dakota Angus Association will be hosting a two-day tour of Registered Angus cattle ranches around Rapid City and in the Black Hills area, Tuesday, Sept....


Producers Traceability Council looks for a path for E-ID
Producers Traceability Council looks for a path for E-ID

July 18, 2019

In late April, following a meeting of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, USDA released a Factsheet that included the bombshell: the metal bangs tag and other official metal livestock identification tags are to be...