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National sheep improvement webinars set

April 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — The North Dakota State University Extension Service is organizing a webinar series in May and June on the National Sheep Improvement Program (NSIP).
The NSIP is a quantitative genetic selection tool designed to help sheep and goat producer…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

SD winter wheat, cattle and sheep in good shape

February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota’s winter wheat crop and livestock herds appear to be in good shape as the winter progresses.

The federal Agriculture Department says in its monthly crop report that 60 percent of the winter wheat crop is rated g…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

15 sheep die in Parkston barn fire

January 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

PARKSTON — A barn fire late Sunday night killed 15 pregnant ewes northeast of Parkston.

Parkston Fire Chief Todd Lucas said either an electric heat lamp or a water tank heater likely caused the fire.

The fire department was called to Willia…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

R-CALF disputes sheep market probe

December 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

By South Dakota Ag Connection

Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration issued the report on its investigation of the U.S. sheep market to determine if concentrated meatpackers had manipu…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

R-CALF disputes sheep market probe

December 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

By South Dakota Ag Connection

Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration issued the report on its investigation of the U.S. sheep market to determine if concentrated meatpackers had manipu…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Sheep second largest livestock industry in US

December 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

BROOKINGS — According to the 2012 USDA report, there are 79,500 sheep operations in the U.S., making it the second largest livestock industry in the U.S., explained Jeff Held, SDSU Extension Sheep Specialist.

South Dakota’s sheep industry acco…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD GF&P proposes 2014 bighorn sheep hunting season

December 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

HURON (AP) — The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission is proposing a 2014 bighorn sheep hunting season with two slight modifications from last year.

One proposed change would limit the auction license holder to hunting strictly in Unit…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

For Slayton family, sheep showing means top honors

July 1, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

Herrigs earn rare ‘Triple Crown’
of sheep showsSLAYTON Twenty years after the Herrig family of rural Slayton started showing sheep, it has solidified its position as leaders in the industry.
The family last weekend completed the “Triple Crown” of sheep shows an achievement so rare that if it’s happened before, no one remembers it. The family won three different events over the course of two months in the three different states, with the final win coming at the Midwest Stud Ram Sale in Sedalia, Mo. Continue Reading

Bighorns to be introduced in northern Black Hills

June 11, 2013 in The Daily Republic

DEADWOOD (AP) South Dakota wildlife officials plan to introduce up to 40 bighorn sheep in the Grizzly Gulch area near Lead and Deadwood in the northern Black Hills early next year.
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GF&P error thrills, then disappoints S. Dakota hunters

June 1, 2013 in The Daily Republic

About 2,000 hunters were notified by the South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Department that he’d drawn one of two once-in-a-lifetime hunting permits for bighorn sheep in the Black Hills.
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