SDSU Extension to host precision livestock field day in Brookings on Dec. 8

Precision feeding systems are part of the SDSU Cow-Calf Research and Education Facility. (SDSU CAFES photo)

BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension will host a Precision Livestock Management Field Day on Dec. 8 in Brookings.

The event is from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cow-Calf Education and Research Facility, 2901 Western Ave., in Brookings. The day will include presentations, hands-on demonstrations of precision technology systems and a tour of the SDSU Cow-Calf Education and Research Facility. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Logan Vandermark, SDSU Extension precision livestock field specialist, said attendees can see how precision technology is incorporated into beef cattle production. The field day will also introduce some of the technology that will be featured at next summer’s precision livestock field school for producers.

“Early exposure to this technology will serve as an opportunity to gauge future interest in learning more about how this can benefit their operation as well as how data-driven decisions can impact the cattle market as a whole,” Vandermark said. “I look forward to meeting producers in eastern South Dakota and learning about their perspectives on precision livestock technologies.”

Presenters include Vandermark, SDSU Extension Range Field Specialist Kaylee Wheeler, SDSU Extension Beef Nutrition Field Specialist Madison Kovarna and SDSU Extension Beef Nutrition Field Specialist Sydney Vanderhoff on topics including precision feeding and weighing systems, the importance of the cattle industry in South Dakota and current research projects at the Cow-Calf Education and Research Facility.

Tickets are $30. Registration is required. To register, visit the SDSU Extension Events page and search “precision.”

For more information, contact Vandermark at 605-394-2236.