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Animal Science Beef

​South Dakota State University has a strong beef program with a number of faculty, courses, and extension programs.




          Cow and Calf Research and Teaching Unit

          The SDSU Cow-Calf Research and Education Unit (CCREU) plays a key role in serving the needs of SDSU students and state beef cattle producers across the Upper Midwest.

          The unit can be contacted at 605-693-2253.

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          Purebred Cowherd at SDSU

          The SDSU Cow/Calf Unit maintains purebred Angus and hybrid Sim-Angus cowherd and has a rich history of delivering quality genetics to regional producers.

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          Animal Science research

          Research in the Department of Animal Science is under the auspices of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station. Additionally, research funding to support this mission is obtained from grants through federal agencies, commodity organizations, and private industry. Many of our faculty publications have been archived on OpenPRAIRIE.

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          Beef Breeding Unit

          The SDSU Beef Breeding Unit is designed to facilitate research on breeding age cattle in South Dakota.

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          Beef Reproduction

          Our research is focused on reproductive efficiency and factors that influence pregnancy rates and the aestrous postpartum interval.

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