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Read how to improve your supervision of employees, financial matters, identification and record keeping. Learn more about land use issues that affect your operation.


Retaining the calf crop adds value to segmented industry

Cattlemen wage their own chess game with the industry every day, planning strategies to counteract what’s happening with the weather, market demand or increasing costs.

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Currently, I am a member of South Dakota Agricultural Rural Leadership (SDARL) program – Class VII.

SDARL was initiated 15 years ago with the goal of assisting program participants in gaining the vision, knowledge, confidence and commitment necessary to assume leadership roles in South Dakota’s agricultural industry.

This goal is accomplished through a 55-day intensive educational program spanning over 18 months, including both classroom and field experiences.

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In this article, we focus on the most indispensable part of any industry – beef, agriculture, any business. I am talking about customers of farmers – consumers of food. It is important to remember that no business can exist without customers that purchase its products or services.

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Information exchange could increase market opportunity

Aggressive job seekers with a certain skill level engage in many résumé-building activities to distinguish themselves from the pool of applicants.

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Studies of nutrition and management practices that influence marbling (intramuscular fat) deposition have primarily focused on the feedlot phase of production, although pre-feedyard management strategies can also influence marbling development.

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Many have been anxiously waiting to see what Congress would do with several of the tax laws which were set to expire at the end of 2012. One of the main concerns was expiring estate tax legislation.

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