SD Ranchers Workshops held Jan. 23 in Burke & Jan. 24 in Mission


Ranchers Workshops for cattle producers are scheduled for Jan. 23 at the Burke Civic Center in Burke, S.D., and Jan. 24 at the Sinte Gleska University Multipurpose Building in Mission, S.D.

The Jan. 23 event in Burke begins at 9:30 a.m. CST with registration. Workshop topics include10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. “Cedar Tree Removal in Rangeland,” with Scott Stout, Loess Canyon Rangeland Alliance Vice President, Landowner and Burn-Boss; 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. “Planning the Transition between Farm Generations,” with Heather Gessner, SDSU Extension Livestock Business Management Field Specialist; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. a free lunch is served courtesy of workshop sponsors; 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. “Marketing Update – 2012,” with Matt Diersen, SDSU Extension Risk Management Specialist; and 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. “How and Why Cattle Get Pneumonia, Is Your Herd at Risk for Trich? Concerns of buying Southern Cattle?” with Senior Professional Services Veterinarian, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica (BIV), Inc.

The Jan. 23 event is sponsored by SDSU Extension, Hamill Conservation District, Clearfield-Keyapaha Conservation District, Gregory County Conservation District, American Creek Conservation District, Natural Resources Conservation Service, First Fidelity Bank, Bankwest of Gregory, Winner & Kennebec and Statewide Ag Insurance.

For more information, contact your local Natural Resources Conservation Service office.

The Jan. 24 event in Mission begins at 9 a.m. CST with registration. The program begins at 9:45 a.m. with “Grass Fed Beef: See That Your Forage Has What it Takes,” led by Todd Churchill, owner, CEO of Thousand Hills Cattle Company; “Generations Working Together: Today’s Challenge (Part II),” led by Sidney Goss with the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology; and “How and Why Cattle Get Pneumonia, Is Your Herd At Risk for Trich? Managing Pink-eye in Your Herd,” led by Travis Van Anne, Senior Professional Services Veterinarian, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedico (BIV), Inc. A free lunch is served at noon sponsored by BIV, morning rolls are sponsored by Turtle Creek Crossing and Midwest Fertilizer and Seed, and afternoon cookies are sponsored by Buches.

The Jan. 24 event is sponsored by SDSU Extension – Jones & Rosebud SDSU Extension Offices, Mellette & Todd County Conservation Districts, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Mellette-Todd County Farm Service Agency and South Central Resource Conservation & Development Council, Inc.

Source: SDSU Extension