Local

South Dakota State Vet Advises Producers Be Cautious On Carcass Disposal

South Dakota State Vet Advises Producers Be Cautious On Carcass Disposal

Western South Dakota ranchers who are busy disposing of dead animals need to make sure and keep themselves safe during the process. That’s the advice of South Dakota State Veterinarian Dr. Dustin Oedekoven. He says with heavy rains lately, some carcasses are difficult to get to so producers need to be cautious.

Oedekoven says it’s difficult to say just how many livestock were lost but does encourage producers to call his office and report what they can.

He says Governor Daugaard has signed an executive order waiving the standard 36 hour carcass disposal requirement for animals killed in the recent blizzard. The waiver remains in effect until October 25.

Recent Headlines

31 mins ago in Agriculture

Viptera Lawsuits Moving Forward

Fresh
gavel 1

The lawsuits continue to proceed against Syngenta for lost U.S. corn sales in 2014 tied to China’s rejection of several…

33 mins ago in Agriculture

South Dakota Lawmakers Question CRP Sign-up Results

Fresh
Rounds and Rook

South Dakota’s Congressional delegation is questioning the latest Conservation Reserve Program general sign-up results. Only 101 acres in South Dakota…

52 mins ago in Agriculture

Approps Committee Defunds EPA’s Waters of the U.S. Rule

Fresh
EPA Flag 2015

Cattle industry leaders are pleased with the mark-up of the 2017 spending bill by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior…

54 mins ago in Agriculture

Pork Producer Testifies on GIPSA to House Committee

Fresh
Capitol 2015 Far

The House Ag Committee’s livestock subcommittee has been holding hearings this week on the state of the nation’s livestock industry.…

1 hour ago in Agriculture

Legislation Would Provide Ag Exemption from Fuel Storage Rules

Fresh
2014 Fischer Official Photo

Legislation that would provide an agricultural exemption from EPA’s Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures Act, or SPCC was introduced in…