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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.

Sales

Extension

          Research

          Cow and Calf Research and Teaching Unit

          The SDSU Cow-Calf Education and Research Facility (CCERF) plays a key role in serving the needs of SDSU students and state beef cattle producers across the Upper Midwest. Students enrolled in numerous courses in the Department of Animal Science and across the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in beef cattle production at the facility. Furthermore, students with an interest in seedstock merchandising are able to gain firsthand experience with the promotion and sale of Angus and SimAngus cattle, as the class is responsible for the production of the annual SDSU Bull Sale held each spring.

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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 Many of our faculty publications have been archived on OpenPRAIRIE.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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